A core tenet of Island Mountain Development Group is to embrace Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a fundamental principle. This commitment is actionable through the social, ethical, legal, and economic actions of the company. Corporate Social Responsibility also aligns with traditional Native American values of generosity, trust, and equality.

To that end, IMDG’s Leadership holds the company and its subsidiaries accountable for impacts on staff, stakeholders, the Tribal Council, FBIC community, the greater public, and local environments.

Pledging To Do More

Framework for Corporate Social Responsibilities

This graphic is based on the four-level “pyramid of corporate social responsibilities” model created by Archie Carroll.

Archie B. Carroll, Ph.D., served for 40 years on the faculty of the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia. Dr. Carroll published a four-part definition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in 1979. In 1991, he expanded the definition and used a pyramid to illustrate the building block character of the four-part framework. Dr. Carroll has published over 100 articles in leading management journals and over 20 books.

Direct and Indirect Economic Contributions

IMDG is leading efforts to create self-sustaining business opportunities, workforce training, cultivating a positive business environment and resource development on FBIC.

Economic Contributions 2018 – 2020

  • Jobs created:
  • Disposable income:
  • Added output:
  • People supported:
  • Adults in labor force supported:
  • Local donations + sponsorships
  • Profit Sharing with FBIC
  • 453 +
  • $35.3 million
  • $66.0 million
  • 582 people
  • 340
  • $1.4 million
  • $4.5 million

Source: The Economic Contribution of the Island Mountain Development Group prepared by Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana, Oct. 2019.

Economic Contribution Report_Website

Island Mountain Development Group Scholarship Fund

IMDG recognizes the importance of investing in future Tribal leaders. The Island Mountain Development Group Scholarship Fund was created to support educational opportunities for the Aaniiih and Nakoda People.


In 2021, 7 students received a $1,500 scholarship to help pay for their college expenses. Aaaniih or Nakoda student tribal members attended Aaniih Nakoda College, Montana State University, MSU Northern, Colorado State University, and the University of Arizona.

The Scholarship Application is now closed.

Next scholarship cycle begins in April 2023.

Questions about the scholarship process? Please email:


High School Internship Program

Fort Belknap high school students are encouraged to apply for participation in the IMDG High School Internship Program. The program assists young people in developing leadership skills and workforce readiness. A key aspect of the internship is to teach students Tribal values of generosity, sustainability, and resilience.

In the summer of 2022, 23 Fort Belknap high school students interned at the Hays headquarters office with two interns at the Little River Trading Post. The interns were from Hays/Lodgepole High School (17), Harlem High School (4), and Dodson High School (2).

They worked at Life’s Language Lodge (5), Facilities (3), Communications (2), HR (2), Little River Trading Post (2), Finance (2), Front Office (2), Mail Dept. (1), GVA Operations (1), IT (1), Training Dept. (1), and NAEDC (1).

More information will be shared in early Spring 2023



353 Old Hays Rd.
Hays, MT 59527


1537 Avenue D
Billings, MT 59102


1753 U.S. Highway 2 – NW – SPC 36
Havre, MT 59501

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