We begin the Native Convening with the Pre-Conference Native Gathering Day on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. Hosted by First Nations Oweesta Corporation and Opportunity Finance Network, this full-day Gathering is designed for all professionals interested in learning more about Native CDFIs and their important work in transforming Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. The Native Gathering kicks off a week of learning. We will emphasize sharing innovative organizational designs and development throughout Indian Country. Further, the day will highlight opportunities and best practices for Native CDFIs in building sustainability. Participants will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and share their respective organizations’ viewpoints on industry needs and opportunities. This is sure to be a day filled with information, interaction, and inspiration.