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October 2019

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

October 30, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 7, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 15, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults Curriculum Webinar

December 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on this webinar as we roll-out this new curriculum designed to help Indigenous communities establish and sustain financial education programs tailored for youth. Join Native CDFIs and non-profits, Tribal communities or departments, and other Native organizations learn more about this exciting new resource designed for youth 14-22 years of age. We’ll take a deep dive into the seven different financial literacy lessons and extra credit supplements discussing student loans and per capita payments as well as share some…

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January 2020

Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer

January 14 @ 8:00 am - January 16 @ 5:00 pm
Native Learning Center, 6363 Taft Street
Hollywood,Florida33024
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With generous support from Wells Fargo, Oweesta is excited to announce the first training of 2020, our Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train the Trainer at the Native Learning Center in Hollywood, Florida on January 14-16, 2020! Oweesta 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. This three day training covers: Effective financial education training techniques and…

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February 2020

Best Practices in Impact Tracking for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (in partnership with Sweetgrass Consulting, LLC)

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Date: February 19, 2020 | 1-2pm MT Are you a Native CDFI interested in tracking your impact? It can be difficult to know what metrics to use and how to implement an impact tracking system. Oweesta is pleased to release the report “Best Practices in Impact Tracking for Native Community Development Financial Institutions,” providing case studies and tools designed to support impact tracking. This report was co-written by Sweetgrass Consulting and Oweesta, and grew out of countless hours providing technical…

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Preparing for an Audit (In Partnership with Native Learning Center)

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date: February 20, 2020 | 12- 1pm MT This webinar will walk through the basic steps of preparing for your fiscal year end audit.  We will discuss the reports needed to properly prepare your books for the auditors and provide some helpful tips of what auditors are looking for. Trainers: Florence Ludka, Chief Financial Officer, First Nations Oweesta Corporation Registration: LINK

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March 2020

Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults ~ March 3-5, 2020 ~ Boulder, Colorado

March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm

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 Wells Fargo, March 3-5, 2020 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…

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June 2020

Cancelled ~ Native CDFI Certification Program: Financial Management Specialization (Accounting Fundamentals for Native CDFIs)

June 2 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm

Date: June 2-4, 2020 Location: Hollywood, Florida (In Partnership with Native Learning Center) Trainers: Chrystel Cornelius, Executive Director, First Nations Oweesta Corporation; Florence Ludka, CFO, First Nations Oweesta Corporation Eligibility: Open to Public Cost: Free to Attend Registration: LINK Contact: Heather Rademacher Taylor, Heather@oweesta.org; Florence Ludka, Florence@oweesta.org Description: This interactive course will introduce accounting principles with respect to the preparation of accounting information, its use in the operation of the organization and financial reporting. Focus will be on understanding the fundamentals of accounting, debits and credits, accounting…

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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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