Founded in 2004, Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial (Mazaska) creates homeownership opportunities for the members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe living on, or in the communities adjacent to, the Pine Ridge Reservation. Mazaska is a Native community development financial institution that provides housing loans and assistance to our clients.
Our mission is to create safe and affordable housing opportunities by providing loans, development services and financial insight to empower our Native people to build assets and create wealth.
Our Service Area
Mazaska’s investment area is the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as recognized by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and adjacent communities within a 50-mile radius.
Who We Serve
Enrolled members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Spouses of enrolled members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Non-members whose enrollment application is pending and who wish to buy or build a home on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Lack of adequate housing on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is an issue many families face. Overcrowded living conditions not only raise health concerns but have a devastating effect on a person's mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. By donating to Mazaska, you will be helping Lakota families build the skills they need to become successful homeowners and providing capital for Mazaska's loan programs. Most importantly, you will be supporting healthy living conditions and empowering Lakota families with something they can call their own - a home.
Mazaska is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.