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September 2017

2017 OFN Conference

September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington,DC20009United States

Keynote Sessions: The OFN Conference features top industry leaders speaking on our general session stage. Confirmed speakers include Counselor to the Secretary of the US Treasury Craig Phillips and CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan. Industry Awards: The OFN Conference is the place where we recognize leadership, commitment, and innovation in our field. Awards to be presented  include: Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance: Our industry’s highest honor, it is presented annually to an individual who has advanced the…

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2017 Native Convening

September 26, 2017
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington,DC20009United States

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…

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October 2017

Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-The-Trainer Workshop

October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Join is October 17-19, 2017 in Helena, Montana. This three day training and certification is designed to help Native nonprofits, Native CDFI's, tribes and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs in their communities. Due to the generosity of Northwest Area Foundation, this training has no registration fees. We will accept registration applications to attend this training until October 6, 2017, or until filled. First Nations Oweesta will provide travel information and assist you with planning once your…

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March 2018

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

March 20, 2018 - March 22, 2018
Native Learning Center, 6363 Taft Street
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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.   This three- day training will address: Effective financial education training techniques and resources An in depth look at the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families 5th Edition curriculum   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 certified financial education trainers. Participants must attend and complete…

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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
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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,MT59860United 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
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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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2432 Main Street, 1st Floor
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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