Phone: (605) 964-8344
Department: Financial Services – Tribal Treasurer
Number of employees: 5
Mission: To provide centralized financial services to the members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Administration and Tribal programs and to build and maintain open communications between Federal agencies and the Tribe.
Service Population: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Services Offered: Centralized accounting in the areas of receipts and accounts and inform the Executives and Tribal Council of concern within the Financial Department
Accomplishments: The biggest accomplishment is the employees in our department becoming more proficient with the Tribe’s financial software.
Challenges: The needs of the people are growing but the Federal dollars continue to shrink. More Federal programs are requesting the assistance of the General Fund. The Tribe has gained additional funds through the Congressional appropriations process for special projects but has gained little for the recurring programs such as Law Enforcement, Tribal Courts, and Education Services. There is a need within the Financial Department for additional staff but there is little office space available for the necessary expansion.
Message: Our collective challenge is how to make limited financial resources stretch; from individual needs to program needs.