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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Great day 3 of our certification training! Thanks to Native Learning Center for being an amazing host, to Lisa Wagner for her wonderful training, and Joanna Hadley Donohoe with Seven Sisters ... See more

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Thank you to another great sponsor doing such important work; NeighborWorks America! Thanks for supporting the 2018 Native CDFI Capital Access Convening!

#Oweesta #CDFI #Nativeamerican #nativenews ... See more

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Oweesta had a super special visitor today. Meet Hanna Grace Langholz, daughter of Oweesta’s COO, Krystal Langholz.
Welcome to the the Oweesta family Hanna!

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3 weeks ago
Sweet Grass Consulting, LLC

Thank you to the first partner and presenter we are acknowledging for the 2018 Native CDFI Capital Access Convening; , Sweet Grass Consulting! #oweesta #socialmedia #nativeamerican #nativenews #ncdi ... See more

Sweet Grass Consulting provides consulting in research, data analysis and community building that promote and support asset-based development initiatives.

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3 weeks ago
Archive Archives » Page 2 of 96 » Native America Calling

Did you hear this show from Native America Calling on spending and saving money? As we wrap up #finlitmonth, have a listen... http://ow.ly/dVU330jJG8j

Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Elders as teachers April 12, 2018 By Art Hughes Leave a Comment Elder wisdom is greatly valued in many Native nations. It isn’t usually something that makes its way ... See more

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89 Ways to Save Money | BBVA Compass MoneyFit

https://www.bbvacompass.com/moneyfit/savings-and-budgeting/89-ways-to-save-money.html?sf187901465=1

Are you doing what you can to save money and teach your family healthy spending and saving habits? ... See more

Who doesn't love saving money? There are lots of ways to save money if you try. From food to fashion, here are 89 ways to cut expenses and start saving.

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1 month ago

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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BIG thanks to all of our fantastic sponsors and the important work you do. Thanks Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines! #oweesta #cdfi #ncdfi

This event is really going to be wonderful, thanks to our many great sponsors! Thank you @CapitalOne #cdfi #ncdfi #oweesta

Thank you Native American Bank for your sponsorship to the Native CDFI Convening from all of us at Oweesta. #ncdfi #cdfi #oweesta

Want to hear more about our Native CDFI practitioner training? Check out our Facebook page for pics and info from this weeks training with Native Learning Center! #oweesta @nativelearning

Thank you to another great sponsor doing such important work; @neighborworks for supporting the 2018 Native CDFI Capital Access Convening!
#Oweesta #CDFI #Nativeamerican #nativenews #Ncdfi

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