Become a Member!

The South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition is comprised of leaders in the Native homeownership movement, and we invite you to join our mission!

Membership Eligibility Guidelines & Policies

  • Membership is open to individuals, agencies, institutions, organizations, and other entities that support the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition’s mission of increasing homeownership opportunities for Native Americans in South Dakota.
  • Membership applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and membership is good for one year from the date payment for annual dues is received.
  • Membership applications are subject to a review and approval process by the Coalition’s Membership Committee. If there are any questions or issues with your application, we will contact you within 30 days of your submission.
  • Membership dues can be refunded within 30 days of submitting a membership application. A 3% processing fee will be charged on all refunds.

Membership Levels, Annual Dues, & Benefits

The Coalition offers tiered membership levels that provide various opportunities for members to connect with other members, raise awareness of their organization’s work, and support the work in the Native homeownership field at a financial level that matches their organizations’ capacity.

Lodge Pole Membership - $250

The lodge pole is the foundation of the tipi structure and a fundamental element. As the Coalition’s foundational membership level, the Lodge Pole Membership comes with many benefits.

Painted Tipi Membership - $1,000

On the prairie, a painted tipi attracts attention and tells the story of the owner. With extra benefits, the Painted Tipi Membership is for entities that desire additional exposure.

Travois Membership - $2,500

The travois did the “heavy lifting” to support the nomadic lifestyle for Lakota groups. For entities that want to provide additional support to the Coalition, the Travois Membership provides opportunities for increased exposure.

Tiospaye Membership - $5,000

The tiospaye (family or extended family) is the center of Lakota culture. For organizations with the ability to contribute more, the Tiospaye Membership provides opportunities for maximum exposure.


Event registration discounts
(up to 4 attendees per event)

Priority for training slots (when limited)

Access TO TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

Access tO MEMBERS-ONLY RESOURCES AND COMMUNICATIONS

Priority FOR Participation in pilot projects 

Recognition on the coalition's website and social media outlets

RECOGNITION ON SELECT ELECTRONIC MATERIALS

RECOGNITION ON SELECT PRINTED 
MATERIALS

OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT AND EXHIBIT AT COALITION EVENTS


Lodge Pole

Membership

$250

ANNUALLY

Painted Tipi

Membership

$1,000

ANNUALLY

TRAVOIS

MEMBERSHIP

$2,500

ANNUALLY

TIOSPAYE

MEMBERSHIP

$5,000

ANNUALLY

Discounted Memberships

To promote an inclusive network, the Coalition offers reduced-rate memberships for certain types of members. The Student and Individual memberships will receive the same benefits as the Lodge Pole Membership.

Student - $25

Students will need to provide proof of enrollment at a post-secondary institution to receive the discounted rate.

Individual - $75

Individual membership is open to sole practitioners or any professional not employed by an organization.

Applying for Membership

Becoming a member of the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition is easy! Just fill out the simple online application. Payments can be accepted online or via check, whichever is better for you. Start taking advantage of your member benefits by signing up today!