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May 2019

2019 National BNC Training-Philly

May 7 @ 9:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue, 4100 Presidential Blvd.
Philadelphia,PA19131United States
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First Nations Oweesta Corporation is pleased to announce our upcoming 5th Edition Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer, in partnership with KeyBank Foundation, May 7-9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This training will offer a three-day, state-of-the-art instructor training and certification program to help Native CDFIs, tribes, and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs in their communities. Click HERE to register.

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June 2019

4th Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening

June 25 @ 9:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, 4331 Kauai Beach Dr
Lihue,HI96766United States
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First Nations Oweesta Corporation invites you to join us at the 4th Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening (#OCAC19), June 25-27, where we will provide practitioner-tailored training on topics focused on building capacity to access capital and networking opportunities. In addition, we will host a Native Awards Celebration Luau and a Bus Tour of the local Native Hawaiian communities! Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, we are able to make registration free. We hope to see you…

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August 2019

Webinar: Best Practices in Marketing

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for the webinar! Best Practices in Marketing Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 1pm-2:30pm ET Marketing can be fun, but also challenging. This webinar will discuss meaningful strategies and best practices to strengthen your Native CDFI’s marketing efforts. This interactive webinar is provided by First Nations Oweesta Corporation and ICF through the CDFI Fund’s Building Native CDFIs’ Sustainability and Impact II Capacity Building Initiative training and technical assistance series. Florence Ludka, CFO at Oweesta, and Heather Rademacher Taylor, Director of Programs at Oweesta, will:…

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Funding Food Sovereignty Webinar: Part 1 – An Introduction to a New Ag Lending Opportunity

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Across Indian country, there is a national movement to reclaim and increase access to our traditional food systems to ensure Tribal communities have access to healthy and affordable food. Join our webinar to learn about Oweesta’s new exciting lending capital opportunity for Native CDFIs to support the production, processing, marketing, and/or distribution of agricultural products, including food, fiber, forest products, and horticultural crops. When: Aug 21, 2019 2:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this webinar:…

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September 2019

National Financial Coaching Training

September 24 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm
University of Colorado Village Center, 500 30th St
Boulder,CO80303United States
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Please join us for First Nations Oweesta Corporation's national training, Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families! September 24-26, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado This training will draw on fundamental Native values, returning us to the grounded belief that our clients must be the agents of change in their own lives. Participants will learn how to do the following: -Support your clients to focus on strengthening their financial mindset and behavior so that they are better able to reach their financial…

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October 2019

2019 Native Convening

October 21 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm

We invite you to the 2019 Native Community Development Financial Institution Convening (Native Convening), a joint effort with Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Oweesta). Held each year at the annual OFN Conference, the Native Convening is a two and a half day event that includes a one-day Native Gathering, an array of Native-specific break out sessions, and the annual Native CDFI Awards. We expect more than 100 leaders from Native CDFIs, Tribal programs, and Tribal housing…

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Webinar: Promoting Financial Empowerment Through Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Oweesta) is proud to release the report, Promoting Financial Empowerment Through Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families. This report is the result of a seven-year partnership between the KeyBank Foundation and Oweesta promoting financial education in Native communities throughout the United States. This report looks at the long-term impact of these financial education efforts and seeks to answer the question “what makes financial education effective?” To read a copy of the report, please click here:…

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Webinar: Native HUD Housing Counseling Network – Informational Webinar

October 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Are You a Native CDFI or Native Nonprofit Interested in Becoming a HUD Housing Counseling Agency and Joining a HUD Housing Counseling Network? If you are, First Nations Oweesta Corporation wants to let your organization know we are holding an informational webinar to discuss how to become a HUD Housing Counseling Agency, as well as how you can join Oweesta’s new HUD Housing Counseling Network (supported by Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae), which offers funding, training, and TA support to…

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November 2019

Native CDFI Fundamentals Week

November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 7 @ 5:00 pm

Description This four-day, Fundamentals Week training will orient participants’ understanding of all foundational components that support the running of a healthy Native CDFI and the different aspects of Native CDFI operations. This training will help participants become certified Native CDFI practitioners and strengthen your work in your organizations and Native communities. Objectives: 1. Orient new participants of existing and emerging CDFIs to the Native CDFI field 2. Increase knowledge and provide resources and tools for impact measures and evaluation, development…

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National Training: Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults

November 13 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch, 1020 16th St
Denver,COUnited States
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First Nations Oweesta Corporation is pleased to announce our newly developed financial education curriculum, Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults, in partnership with Freddie Mac, November 13-15 in Denver, Colorado. Financial literacy is an essential skill on the path to a healthy financial well-being and vital to building an empowered financial foundation for all Native communities and strong Tribal economies. Our youth need these skill sets to help bridge the gap between being a novice or…

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Asset-building tools stimulate reservation economies by providing tribal members the opportunity to acquire financial management skills and build and accumulate assets through small business creation, homeownership, education, and much more.


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