This is a don’t-miss opportunity to hear directly from key leaders focused on the investment potential of economic development in Indian Country.
On Tuesday, October 22, First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Oweesta) will stream, through its Facebook page, three “NEDTalks” (Native Economic Development Talks) as part of its 2019 Native CDFI Convening. Eminent leaders in the field will share their insights on how investing in Indian Country can propel lasting financial growth and stability in underserved Native communities while simultaneously offering competitive returns for investors. Featured speakers include:
- Rob Aitken, Executive Director, Leech Lake Financial Services, Inc.
- Tawney Brunsch, Executive Director, Lakota Funds
- Ted Piccolo, Executive Director, Northwest Native Development Fund
Oweesta’s convening is part of the four-day Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference held in Washington, DC. The conference is a marquee event in the community development financial institutions (CDFI) industry each year. Funders, investors, policymakers, and advocates gather to discuss ever-growing opportunities to help underserved communities flourish over the long-term through CDFIs.
This year Oweesta celebrates its twentieth anniversary: twenty years of culturally grounded impact, of nurturing lasting connections among Native CDFIs and current and potential financial partners, and of strengthening economic sovereignty in Indian Country. Our Foundation partners with Oweesta in two ways: as a grantee in our Native CDFI portfolio and through mission investing.