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Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults

February 8-24, 2022, Tuesdays and Thursdays

1:00pm-3:00pm MT

Oweesta Corporation is pleased to announce our financial education curriculum Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults. Held virtually over February 8-24, 2022, the training will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm MT.

Financial literacy is an essential skill on the path to a healthy financial well-being and vital to building an empowered financial foundation for Native communities and strengthening Tribal economies. Our youth need these skill sets to help bridge the gap between a novice and an expert in financial literacy knowledge, including knowing the difference between spending money versus managing money. This curriculum focuses on building important life skills like budgeting, developing a spending plan, saving, paying bills, building a nest egg, paying for an education, buying a home, investing, etc. Join us for a state-of-the-art, interactive instructor training to help Native CDFIs, Tribal communities, and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs tailored for youth in our communities.

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Podcasts

A brief list of podcasts we’re enjoying at the Oweesta office, produced by Natives for Natives.

Don’t miss this episode of Native America Calling featuring Oweesta’s own Stephanie Cote. She and two other Financial Education leaders talk about Building your Financial Foundation for 2022.


More Events

Building Black and Hispanic Communities: Become a Change Agent

Host: Freddie Mac
Time: January 25, 11am MT

Listen in as the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) discuss current trends, landscape and initiatives committed to advancing equitable housing opportunities in Black and Hispanic communities.

Home Mortgage Lending During the Pandemic

Host: NCRC
Time: January 26, 11am MTDuring the pandemic, relief efforts lead to historically low interest rates. NCRC’s Research and Racial Economic Equity departments have authored a new report examining how home mortgage lending has been affected, and who reaped the benefits of these historically low rates.Join NCRC to hear from the authors of the report, and dig into where private capital flowed as the pandemic was ravaging the economy.

Investing in Rural Prosperity

Host: NeighborWorks America
Time: January 26, 1pm MT

The Rural Initiative is hosting a webinar about the book released in November by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) titled “Investing in Rural Prosperity.” Each chapter was individually authored by leaders in the field of Rural Economic and Community Development, including eight of our own network members.

Into the Fire: Transformation through Conflict

Host: Nonprofit Quarterly
Time: January 27, 12pm MTConflict offers us an honest assessment of where we are in relation to where we want to be. Our opportunity as nonprofit leaders is to design for tension and conflict in order to challenge, disrupt, and throw out the false comfort of white supremacy. A new guide by Jovida Ross and Weyam Ghadbian written directly to nonprofit and movement leaders, Turning Toward Each Other: A Conflict Workbook, serves as the inspiration for this session.

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) Webinar

Host: Native CDFI Network
Time: January 27, 1pm MT

The webinar will provide a background briefing on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and how the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, (NCRC), its departments, and its grassroots member organizations have applied organizing, data and research to build wealth and bring about change.

Using tax credits to pay for 70-85% of your big housing effort

Host: Travois
Time: January 27, 12pm MTTribes across the country have used the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program to develop or rehabilitate more than 5,900 housing units in Indian Country. The program has provided more than $831 million of equity for tribal housing projects with funds that do not have to be repaid. Hear directly from the Pascua Yaqui Tribe on their experience using the LIHTC program to develop a portfolio of nine projects and 300 housing units. The Tribe has leveraged $54.5 million of private investment to create housing opportunities for tribal members in Arizona.

Virtual Training Institute

Host: NeighborWorks America
Time: February 7-11

The Virtual Training Institute includes dozens of offerings around topics including affordable housing development, housing counseling, and nonprofit management and leadership. It will also include three Native-centered offerings. Check out the brochure for all their course offerings.

Innovations in housing design in Indian Country

Host: Travois
Time: February 10, 12pm MT

In this session, Travois will walk through the latest innovations and cost-saving measures for quality, affordable housing design. They’ll discuss how these measures can help ensure the long-term financial viability of your project. They’ll touch on renewable energy and green design and how it can be adapted to fit into funding requirements. They’ll also provide case studies of successful tribal projects for inspiration.

Non-Profits Workshop

Host: Native Learning Center
Time: February 11, 11am-3pm MTThis virtual session will provide operational and leadership strategies as well as best practices to answer questions on building capacity and fostering growth for new and want-to-be Nonprofit Organizations.

4th Annual Renewable Energy & Sustainability Conference

Host: Native Learning Center
Time: February 22-24
Location: Virtual and Hollywood, Florida

The Conference will focus on the newly changing landscape for Tribal energy development and sustainability, including best practices, federal leadership, policy and regulatory changes, funding a project, and project planning/development trends.


Build Your Own Strategic Plan

Host: Native Learning Center
Time: March 10, 11am-2:30pm MT
Location: Virtual

This virtual session will provide operational and leadership strategies as well as best practices to answer specific questions on goal development and strategic planning.

Board of Directors Workshop

Host: Native Learning Center
Location: Virtual

This virtual session will provide operational and leadership strategies as well as best practices to answer questions on building capacity and fostering growth for board members.

Series 1

  • Time: March 1, 12pm MT

Series 2

  • Time: March 2, 12pm MT

Series 3

  • Time: March 3, 12pm MT

Workshop

  • Time: March 4, 11am-2:30pm MT

Career & RFP Board

Director of Lending
Akiptan

Executive Director
Friendship House Association of American Indians

Finance and Administration Officer
Akiptan

Loan Officer
Akiptan

Managing Director
Native Organizers Alliance

Project Coordinator
South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition

Program Associate, NDN Partners 
NDN Collective

Regional Competitiveness Officer RFP
Four Bands Community Fund


Grants & Funding

Access to Ancestral Lands Grant Opportunity

First Nations Development Institute
Deadline:
 January 31

Under the Access to Ancestral Lands grant opportunity within the California Tribal Fund, First Nations will award 12 to 15 grants averaging $35,000 to California-based tribes or tribally-controlled non-profit organizations as they work toward strengthening California-based Indigenous stewardship and protection of ancestral lands. The purpose of the grant is to increase California Tribal people’s access to ancestral homelands.

The Transformative 25

Integrated Capital Investing
Deadline:
 January 28

A list of funds transforming the economy for social, environmental, and economic justice. They employ a mix of sound financial structures to overcome barriers and transform how capital is invested to benefit all people and the planet. The Transformative 25 fund list (T25 Funds), blog, and webinars document how funds use deep impact strategies such as: long-term capital, culturally-informed technical assistance, capacity building, blended capital, alternative impact indicators, recoverable grants, and creative finance terms to advance systemic change.

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