THE NATIVE GATHERING
Tuesday, September 26th 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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.
THE NATIVE TRACK – COMING SOON!
In partnering with Opportunity Finance Network, First Nations Oweesta Corporation holds a Native CDFI specific track of sessions each year at the Annual Opportunity Finance Network Conference. The sessions offered for 2017 will be shared soon.
NATIVE AWARDS RECEPTION & CEREMONY
Wednesday, September 27th 7:00-8:15 pm
Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) provide access to capital and create economic opportunity for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. The Native Awards Reception and Ceremony recognize excellence in the Native CDFI industry.
The two award winners will be announced at the Native Awards Reception and Ceremony hosted by Oweesta and OFN on the evening of Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the 2017 OFN Conference in Washington, D.C. The winners will be invited to speak and highlight their achievements at this ceremony.