About the Pine Ridge Promise Zone
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is one of 13 designated Promise Zones in the country, and one of only two tribal communities that have received a Promise Zone designation.
Promise Zones are high poverty communities where the federal government partners with local leaders to:
- Increase economic activity
- Improve educational opportunities
- Leverage private investment
- Reduce violent crime
- Enhance public health
- Address other priorities identified by the community
Through the Promise Zone designation, our community will have the opportunity to work directly with federal, state, and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life for the Oglala Lakota Oyate.