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April 2018

Introduction to Financial Coaching Webinar

April 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join First Nations Oweesta Corporation for this exciting webinar introducing our new Financial Coaching Model designed specifically for Native communities. Learn more about the financial coaching framework and some tools you can start using with your clients today! Chris Hansen from First Nations Oweesta and Vickie Oldman-John from Seven Sisters will lead the discussion. Follow the link below to register for the upcoming webinar! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G516u-k1SnWVco6-tfQGTg

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May 2018

Oweesta Native CDFI Practitioner Certification-Fundamentals Week

May 8, 2018 - May 11, 2018
Native Learning Center, 6363 Taft Street
Hollywood, Florida 33024
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center and First Nations Oweesta Corporation are partnering together to present a four-day Fundamentals Week (Intro to the Field) as part of a Native CDFI (Community Development Financial Institutions) practitioner certification training at Native Learning Center in Hollywood, Florida. The objective is to orient Native CDFI practitioners to the Native CDFI field and help them understand more about different aspects of Native CDFI operations. This Fundamentals Week will help them become certified Native…

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June 2018

Native CDFI Capital Access Convening

June 12, 2018 - June 14, 2018
Pacific Grove, CA Pacific Grove, California + Google Map

First Nations Oweesta Corporation welcomes you to mark your calendars for the 2018 Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Initiative, where we will provide training on topics focused on building capacity to access capital, large group sessions, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities; in addition to hosting an extensive day of networking with potential funders, investors, and partners! We hope to see you at this national event as Native CDFIs from across the country are invited to attend! For more information please click…

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July 2018

Deutsche Bank Native Community Capital Access Program Request for Proposals

July 11, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Deutsche Bank Native Community Capital Access Program Request for Proposals DB Native Community Capital Access RFP - Excel Template Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, August 31, 2018, 3 PM ET

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August 2018

Native American Financial Institutions Conference

August 27, 2018 - August 28, 2018
KwaTaqNuk Flathead Lake Resort in Montana, 49708 U.S. 93, MAIN LOBBY 2ND FLOOR
Polson, MT 59860 United States

This Center for Indian Country Development conference will be held August 27 (6-8pm) to August 28 (8am-12noon), 2018 at the Flathead Indian Reservation in Polson, MT. Please click here for more information (registration is open!).

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August 29, 2018 - August 30, 2018
Native Learning Center, 6363 Taft Street
Hollywood, Florida 33024
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In this two-day grant writing training, you’ll get the skills and know-how to facilitate community involvement. You will also learn comprehensive and strategic planning to establish a dedicated project team to research and identify potential grant sources and develop the attitude and fortitude needed to successfully write competitive grant proposals. The training is August 29-30, 2018 in Hollywood, Florida. Click here to register for this event!

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September 2018

2018 Prosperity Summit

September 5, 2018 - September 7, 2018
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745 United States
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The change we want to see is massive, and we can’t do it alone. Built on the notion that our voices are stronger when they’re raised together, the Prosperity Summit brings together the nation’s most diverse group of voices working toward a common goal: a nation where prosperity is within reach for all. Hosted biennially in the Washington, D.C., area by Prosperity Now, the Prosperity Summit offers three days of sessions, networking events, keynote addresses and advocacy visits to Capitol…

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December 2018

National Financial Coaching Training

December 11, 2018 - December 13, 2018

February 2019

Native CDFI Practitioner Certification Training

February 18 - February 22
Cleveland, OH

First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Oweesta) is excited to launch a Native CDFI Practitioner Certification Program. Oweesta will be offering two opportunities to access specialization tracks from this program in partnership with the NeighborWorks National Training Institute (NTI) in Cleveland, Ohio, February 18-22, 2019. These trainings, which include scholarship opportunities for Native CDFIs and emerging groups developing Native CDFIs, are supported by funding from Wells Fargo. Oweesta and NeighborWorks America are both appreciative of Wells Fargo’s support of work that helps…

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March 2019

BNC Train-the-Trainer

March 12 - March 14
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino Chandler, AZ United States + Google Map

We're pleased to announce our upcoming 5th Edition Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer, in partnership with KeyBank Foundation. 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. Upon completion of the training, participants will be prepared to successfully pass the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families 5th Edition certification exam, becoming BNC certified financial education…

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2432 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Oweesta is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


Oweesta is the only existing 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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