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Investing in Indigenous Communities through CDFIs

About this event

CDFIs have a strong history of providing economic resources to financially underserved communities across America, helping to create jobs, fund small businesses, and support affordable housing development.

Often, many of the success stories you hear about CDFIs relate to urban or rural development projects and small business lending.

This webinar will focus on CDFIs that have been formed specifically to serve the needs of their local indigenous communities, providing economic resources, coaching, and other support to increase economic mobility and resiliency.

You'll hear from two experienced practitioners who have been working in these communities for decades. You'll learn about the common challenges they face, the work they do, and how you can get involved in investing in and supporting their efforts!

Please join us for this hour-long webinar dedicated to CDFIs working to empower Native and Indigenous Communities across America.

This webinar is co-hosted by the First Nations Oweesta Corporation and the Native American Community Development Corporation Financial Services, Inc. (NACDC) Candide Group and CNote.

First Nations Oweesta Corporation’s mission is to provide opportunities for Native people to develop financial assets and create wealth by assisting in the establishment of strong, permanent institutions and programs contributing to economic independence and strengthening sovereignty for all Native communities.

NACDC's mission is to remove the barriers that exists in Indian Country that prohibit the flow of capital and credit. They address the critical needs in native communities related to the growth of family assets and sustainable economic development.

Candide Group works with families, foundations, athletes and cultural influencers who want their money working for justice.

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  • Team member
    Team CNote CNote

    CNote gives corporations, institutions and individuals a simple, effective way to invest in under-resourced communities at scale.

  • Guest speaker
    Krystal Langholz Chief Operating Officer @ First Nations Oweesta Corporation

    Before joining the First Nations Oweesta Corporation, Ms. Langholz was the founding Executive Director of Hunkpati Investments, a certified Community Development Financial Institution on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation.

  • Guest speaker
    Lynne Hoey Head of Lending, Olamina Fund Managing Director @ Candide Group

    Previously at RSF, Lynne leads lending at Candide Group, where she helped deploy nearly $2M to under-served entrepreneurs. She is an Integrated Capital Fellow, chartered accountant, and has an MBA in corporate finance from the Madrid-based IE Business School.

  • Guest speaker
    Angie Main Executive Director @ NACDC Financial Services, Inc.

    Angie joined NACDC in 2005 to forward the goal of economic sovereignty. She has over 28 years of experience in administration, contracts, grants management, education, as well as small business, economic and community development issues for Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota Indian Reservations.


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