Monthly Archives: July 2012

Native CDFI Network Gains Momentum, Joins National Rural Assembly Steering Committee

June 27, 2011 On June 17, 2011, the Native CDFI Network was welcomed onto the National Rural Assembly Steering Committee, a collaboration of organizations that works to bring tribal and non-tribal constituencies into a conversation about the future of rural America. In this position, the Native CDFI Network will provide council on how the National […]

Native American Financial Institutions Meet with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Express Concerns About Payday Lending Products

May 15, 2012 On May 2, 2012 a group of Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and nonprofits met with staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to advocate for responsible and fair lending products in Native American communities. The Native organizations provided examples to demonstrate the negative impact of payday loans in their communities […]

Native CDFI Network Takes Shape, Unites Native CDFIs to Strengthen Economic Development in Indian Country

December 6, 2010 The Native CDFI Network, founded in 2009 to unite Native CDFIs and advance policy priorities important in Native communities, has formed an official steering committee comprised of 13 experienced professionals in the Native community and economic development field to lead the organization through its next phase of development. Over the next year, […]