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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Native CDFI Network

SAVE THE DATE: NCN Annual Member and Board Elections will be held on November 28-29, 2018 in Washington, DC at the Holiday Inn Capitol. For more info please go to www.nativecdif.net or contact Logan ... See more

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Northwest Area Foundation

Northwest Area Foundation will be live-streaming this morning starting at 8:05 am Pacific, join us. Thank you NWAF!

FOLLOW OWEESTA'S ACCESS TO CAPITAL CONFERENCE VIA FB LIVE STREAM JUNE 14

Our grantee First Nations Oweesta Corporation is starting its 2018 Native CDFI Capital Access Convening today. And, we'll be ... See more

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Daily debrief from today!

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To all of you Native CDFIs (and others in the ecosystem) who aren’t here at the Convening in California, we’re live-streaming a lot tomorrow. Please tune in via the Facebook page. #oweesta ... See more

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‪At 4:15 Pacific today we are going to livestream the daily debrief. Tune in! #ncdficon18‬

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2018 Native CDFI Capital Access Convening - Facebook Live Stream

If you’re not able to make it out with us at the 3rd Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening this week, you can register for a livestream to join us ‘virtually’ on June 14th during some of ... See more

Learn how Native CDFIs grow opportunity through secure investments and long-term impact! Please join the Northwest Area Foundation for a Facebook live event at First Nations Oweesta Corporation's ... See more

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Northwest Area Foundation

#NativeCDFIs offer financial institutions an opportunity to make meaningful community investments. Check out our blog post that explores how they're a win-win investment for financial institutions. ... See more

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Tribes, lenders, and federal agencies will gather in Indian Country Creating the Opportunity for Choice on July 10 @Minneapolisfed to make #NativeHomeownership a real opportunity in #IndianCountry. @Fedindiancenter @EnterpriseNow @neighborworks https://t.co/ce8km4Huxp>

2018 Prosperity Now Scorecard Local Data is Here! @prosperitynow -- how is your town doing?

It's been one year since we became Prosperity Now! As a thank-you for making our rebrand so special, we are giving a $100 discount to everyone who registers for the #ProsperitySummit18 in the next 48 hours using the promo code ONEYEAR18! https://t.co/DCeG263dlx

Thank you @USETINC, Sequoyah Fund and all of the amazing #nativecdfi (s) who attended the Capital Access Convening. We’re proud of you! #goodwork #dothebest #community #socialimpact #ncdficon18 #safetravels

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Beautiful closing comments by @MsChrystelC —- thank you all for being here and helping us and helping one another. #nativecdfi #oweesta #ncdficon18

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