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Native CDFI Network (NCN), a national association of Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs), unites voices for change in Native communities.
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This brief aims to educate policymakers on the vital work that Native CDFIs are doing to empower Native communities by expanding access to capital, financial services, and products.
Chapter Two (pages 13–24) of this report from the Native Nations Institute discusses the distinctive successes and evolving opportunities for Native CDFIs.
The emergence of Native CDFIs in the NWAF eight-state region are discussed in pages 16–18 of this report from the First Nations Development Institute.
A tool for how to evaluate and adjust business models of CDFIs from a Carsey Institute report for the CDFI Fund of the U.S. Department of Treasury.
This report, “The Growth and Performance of the Native CDFI Loan Fund Sector, 2001–12,” aims to contribute to the CDFI Fund’s efforts to build the capacity of Native CDFIs and to help increase recognition of the scale, scope, and impact of the Native CDFI industry.
This presentation, prepared by the First Nations Oweesta Corporation, discusses the purpose and structure of a Native CDFI. The presentation also includes profiles of existing Native CDFIs.
This document, created by the Native Financial Education Coalition, provides six key messages to guide tribal leaders as they speak with their communities about the importance of financial education and the role of the Native CDFI.