Island Mountain Development Group, is proud to be a tribally-owned, for-profit corporation headquartered on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana.
Our primary mission is to provide revenue promoting the economic self-sufficiency of the Gros Ventre & Assiniboine Tribes. We have another unique mission; to strengthen our community and develop resources within the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation that will provide a better future for our tribal members.
Our successful initiatives are working to develop human resources and community infrastructure that provide a better way of life for our Tribal members living and working on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
Island Mountain Development Group (IMDG) works to be a positive force in the fabric of our tribal communities. As our Tribal community continues to grow, we are committed to re-investing our greatest asset: The People!
We provide financial support to qualifying nonprofit organizations and youth based activities through direct grants and sponsorship.”
The IMDG Charitable Fund provides support to nonprofits and youth based activities through an application process in the following areas:
- Community related activities or events that enhance the quality of life for the Aaniiih and Nakoda people
- Health and Welfare
- Aaniiih and Nakoda culture
Along with providing revenue to promote economic self-sufficiency of our Tribes, IMDG also focuses on the overall well-being of our membership through capital investments for community-based projects that enhance the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and support our local youth in a myriad of activities.
IMDG has assisted the Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation by providing capital investment in the development Red Paint Creek Trading Post and Pantry. This community-based project will be a food cooperative that will provide healthy, fresh food in the remote community of Lodge Pole, MT. The projected opening of the store is in late spring of 2017.
IMDG is providing planning and technical assistance to FBIC in the development of a Wellness Center to serve the membership on the southern end of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. This complex will house a running track, pool, exercise room, gymnasium, and space for various tribal programs, as well as cultural events.
IMDG was proud to be a Bronze Level Sponsor of $1,000 to Harlem Public Schools F1 United team. This team comprised predominately of tribal members from Fort Belknap who were back to back state champions in the F1 United competition. In 2016, they represented one of three teams to represent the United States in the F1 United International Championships. The received the Judge’s Choice award at the event and were the only team representing the United States to receive an award.”