The Native Convening

A gathering of Native CDFIs throughout the nation.

Congratulations to Our 2017 Awardees: Angie Main, Sequoyah Fund, and Rodger Boyd!


2017 Visionary Leader - Angie Main, NACDC Financial Services

2017 Circle of Honor - Sequoyah Fund

2017 Rodger Boyd Nat’aanii Award for Advancing National Policy Inclusion - Rodger Boyd

“The topics were relevant and speakers were well versed.”

“The Native Gathering, Native Awards Ceremony, and Native CDFI track are the reasons that I go to OFN. I like the smaller, more intimate settings of our meetings and workshops. They are more relevant and pertinent to our situation. I learn so much more from our native colleagues.”

“It was nice to network with like organizations and people, we seem to have the same problems and were looking for solutions.”

“Networking seems to be the most critical component during these gatherings. I find it to be the most informative role by having discussions and sharing stories. I appreciated that there was a sufficient amount of time to have these opportunities.”


2018 Native Gathering Countdown


Native Convening Attendees in 2017

  • Thank You to Wells Fargo for Providing Scholarships to the Following Groups!

    • Alaska Benteh Capital (AK)
    • First Nations Community Financial (WI)
    • Four Directions Development Corporation (ME)
    • Great Eagle Financial Services Corporation (WI)
    • Hawaiian Community Assets/Hawaiian Community Lending (HI)
    • Native Community Finance (NM)
    • Tiwa Lending Services (NM)
    • Westwater Financial, Inc. (CA)
    • Wind River Development Fund (WY)
    • Wisconsin Native Loan Fund (WI)
  • Thank You to Northwest Area Foundation for Providing Scholarships to the Following Groups!

    • Bii Gii Wiin CDLF (MN)
    • Black Hills Community Loan Fund (SD)
    • Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund (WA)
    • Four Bands Community Fund (SD)
    • Leech Lake Financial Services (MN)
    • Native American Development Corporation (MT)
    • Nimiipuu Community Development Fund (ID)
    • Northwest Native Development Fund (WA)
    • Yankton Sioux Tribe Economic Development Department (emerging Native CDFI – SD)


First Nations Oweesta Corporation
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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