Capital Access Convening

Artist Credit: Crystal Worl (Tlingit Athabascan from Raven moiety, Sockeye Clan, from the Raven House) from Juneau, Alaska and previous client of Spruce Root.


June 28-30, 2022


Centennial Hall Convention Center 

Juneau, Alaska 

Oweesta’s annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening (CAC) is anticipated to happen in person in 2022! We’re excited to bring everyone together again for the first time since Hawaii in 2019. Make sure to save the date for Juneau, Alaska from June 28-30, 2022, as we convene for capacity building, networking, and celebration.

Over the years, our annual CAC has sparked strategic discussions around targeting capital to Native communities. This year’s theme “Turning the Tide” reflects this unique moment in time and the opportunity we have as agents of change to help local economies recover, rebuild, and realize their self-determination. Join us for this multi-day event of unparalleled training for Native CDFIs, a closed-door session of funders and investors, networking opportunities, and festivities honoring the Alaskan Native community for their hospitality.

The Oweesta team is working diligently to ensure participant safety during in-person events. Further communications will share additional details on what to expect. For any questions, please contact Heather Rademacher Taylor, Director of Programs at 

Submit a Session Proposal

Oweesta is inviting peers, colleagues, and leaders in the Native CDFI industry to develop topical and timely sessions to build a powerful agenda. Learn more about how to submit a session proposal on our abstract management site.

Become a Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring CAC? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Previous Capital Access Convenings

Manatee Tank

Back by popular demand, Oweesta’s Manatee Tank is a playful spin of Shark Tank. Aspiring Native CDFIs will give brief presentations on their organization or emerging programs to the “Manatees,” a panel of seasoned investors and funders. Manatees, will ask questions, provide constructive feedback, and discuss investment opportunities.

Manatee Tank takes place during our annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening.


Oweesta Corporation
2432 Main Street, 1st Floor
Longmont, CO 80501

Oweesta is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


Oweesta is the longest standing Native CDFI intermediary offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, research, and policy advocacy to help Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services, including financial education and financial products.

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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