First Nations Oweesta Corporation’s mission is to provide opportunities for Native people to develop financial assets and create wealth by assisting in the establishment of strong, permanent institutions and programs contributing to economic independence and strengthening sovereignty for all Native communities.

Training & Technical Assistance

Oweesta offers culturally appropriate training programs to help Native organizations establish and sustain financial education. Oweesta assists certified and emerging Native CDFIs with individualized training and technical assistance with systematic multi-faceted program delivery. Our goal is to help create and sustain healthy and thriving Native CDFI operations.

Lending & Capitalization

As the only existing Native CDFI intermediary, Oweesta is supported by both debt and equity investments to our capitalization base allowing us to offer diverse financial products and development services to Native communities across the nation. Oweesta understands the crucial need for investment capital in Native CDFIs and is dedicated to creating appropriate loan products enabling reinvestment of capital back into Native communities.

Research & Policy Advocacy

As a leader in the Native CDFI industry, Oweesta strives to inform potential investors, federal agencies, and the general public on the current industry climate. By speaking out on relevant issues, we are able to effect change at state and federal levels to further not only our efforts, but the efforts of our clients to create healthy, thriving local economies. We encourage Native communities to join us in our advocacy work. It is within unity that we will find strength in our collective voice.

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Today we celebrate another great partner, thank you Prosperity Now for your sponsorship to the 2018 Capital Access Convening. #oweesta #ncdfi #NativeAmerican #nativenews

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Prosperity Now

This is a great post from Prosperity Now as part of #Fincapmonth -- taking a look at your family savings plan.

Continuing with #FinCapMonth, we're take a deep dive into what's next for families trying to build savings!

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Join Us for First Nations Oweesta's Native CDFI Practitioner Certification Training – Fundamentals Week with Native Learning Center in FL in May! - ... See more

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www.nwaf.org

In case you missed it - thank you Northwest Area Foundation! And congratulations to the Native CDFIs involved (Lakota Funds, Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, Four Bands Community ... See more

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NACDC Financial Services

Native Cash is almost complete! Look for the opening day in the near future!

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Native CDFIs Please Join Oweesta at our 3rd Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening in Pacific Grove, CA (June 12-14) to Learn and Network

Native CDFIs Please Join Oweesta at our 3rd Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening in Pacific Grove, CA (June 12-14) to Learn and Network!

First Nations Oweesta Corporation welcomes you to register for the 3rd Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Initiative, where we will provide 18 training sessions on topics focused on building capacity ... See more

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Buffett: Teach kids financial literacy to spark entrepreneurship

This is great and we have seen it in action. If you teach kids financial literacy it can lead to entrepreneurship! #oweesta #financialliteracy http://ow.ly/QtgL30joRa2

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has a double life - as a cartoon character. In his "Secret Millionaires Club," an animated series online and on television, Buffett teaches a group of kids about ... See more

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Today we are celebrating the important role of the Administration for Native Americans, thanks ANA for being a sponsor of the 2018 Native CDFI Capital Access Convening. #Oweesta #ANA #Nativenews ... See more

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Did you know April is Financial Literacy Month? #oweesta #financialliteracy http://ow.ly/s2MJ30joQUE

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Please join us for this exciting webinar introducing our new Financial Coaching Model designed specifically for Native communities. Learn more about the financial coaching framework and some tools ... See more

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2 weeks ago
NACDC Financial Services

We will be presenting on a business development webinar tomorrow at 11AM! Join in if you can! Details below:

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First Nations Development Institute

It's April, so it must be National Financial Literacy Month! And as we have the past few years, we're partnering with "Dr. Per Cap" (aka Financial Education Consultant Shawn Spruce) to highlight the ... See more

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This week we kick off the campaign to promote all of our incredible sponsors and partners for the 3rd Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening! This event is going to be great. Thank you so much ... See more

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Oweesta is proud to launch a first-of-its-kind $10 million Native CDFI Capital Pool. We are so excited about this program that opens up long-term, low-cost capital - it is truly is a game changer. ... See more

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Northwest Area Foundation

RESEARCH: Loan products and services are an innovative way to support and grow homeownership in Indian Country, especially those from #NativeCDFIs. This issue of Rural Voices - featured in the ... See more

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Today we celebrate another great partner, thank you @prosperitynow for your sponsorship to the 2018 Capital Access Convening. #oweesta #ncdfi #NativeAmerican #nativenews

Join Us for First Nations Oweesta's Native CDFI Practitioner Certification Training – Fundamentals Week with Native Learning Center in FL in May! - https://t.co/7XPA39RNCX

Native CDFIs Please Join Oweesta at our 3rd Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening in Pacific Grove, CA (June 12-14) to Learn and Network - https://t.co/s1dCDiItSF #nativecdfi

This is great and we have seen it in action. If you teach kids financial literacy it can lead to entrepreneurship! #oweesta #financialliteracy https://t.co/xMlh0w2lK6

Did you know April is Financial Literacy Month? #oweesta #financialliteracy https://t.co/WEVyMZnMRT

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