Island Mountain Development Group (IMDG) is working with Tribal Members to change the trajectory of Fort Belknap Reservation.

Through effective resource management and economic development, these efforts are making positive impacts in the Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC) economically, socially and culturally.

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Social Gains: Moving Toward Self-Actualization

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a psychological theory that uses a five-tier model to depict human needs and motivation.

Tribal Hierarchy of Needs: “We” Before “I”

In Native culture, the benefit of the group outweighs the benefit for the individual. Equality is a fundamental tenet with the Tribe working together for the benefit of all.

Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs to the Native community requires a different interpretation of motivation. Like Maslow, basic human needs are the first level in the Native hierarchy. While Maslow’s pyramid demonstrates the progression of the individual up the pyramid toward self-actualization, the Native pyramid illustrates the cultural value of Tribal Members working together to raise the standard of living for all members with true self-determination as a sovereign people as the highest goal.

Honoring Our Culture

The Aaniiih and Nakoda People are at the heart of every IMDG initiative.

Island Mountain Development Group promotes traditional cultural values of generosity, trust and equality through corporate responsibility.

IMDG is committed to being a positive force on FBIC through sustainable resource development, workforce education, cultural preservation – including language, health, welfare, quality of life and Native American arts.

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353 Old Hays Rd.
Hays, MT 59527
406.673.3031
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Billings, MT 59102
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