Native CDFIs’ Beauty and Promise Series

$5 million collaboration demonstrates how financial institutions—big and small—recognize the growing value of opportunities in Indian Country and investing with confidence through Native CDFIs.

“I’ve seen it happen, and when it does, it’s really amazing.”

— Mike Wilson, President and CEO,

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

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On Nov. 10, 2017, leaders and funders of Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) joined us in Missoula, MT, to celebrate the launch of a new $5 million collaboration with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines). We had a chance to talk with several influential figures in the field.

 

POST I

Angie Main, NACDC Financial Services

Angie Main shows how Native CDFIs are growing and innovating.

POST II

Krystal Langholz, First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Krystal Langholz uncovers what makes Native CDFIs a winning investment in Indian Country.

POST III

Ted Piccolo, Northwest Native Development Fund

Ted Piccolo shares how NNDFs’ Native-rooted lending approach is key to its growing success in Indian Country.

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Oweesta, a Major Native CDFI Investor

Oweesta celebrates its launch of a $10M Native CDFI capital pool to fund growth in Indian Country.

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Mike Wilson, FHLB Des Moines

Mike Wilson shares why Native CDFIs are engines for economic growth in Indian Country.

“This partnership leverages both of our organizations’ long-standing commitments to serving Native areas and puts capital to work for the benefit of private economies and asset-building strategies in Indian Country.”

— Mike Wilson, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

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