NCN Hosts Webinar on the SBA Community Advantage Program

NCN hosted an information session on Monday, June 27th for Native CDFIs to help answer any questions about the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) updated Community Advantage program, Jackson Brossy, SBA Assistant Administrator for Native American Affairs, and Veronica Pugin, SBA Senior Advisor Office of Capital Access shared information about the programs and process to become

National Coalition of Native Organizations to Host Sessions on Community Reinvestment Act

Throughout the month of July, a national coalition of Native organizations including Native CDFI Network) in conjunction with the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD), will host a series of virtual sessions on how the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) could more effectively address the investment and credit needs of Native

NCN Hosts Webinar on the Native American Rural Homeownership Improvement Act of 2021 (S. 2092)

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, NCN hosted an action-focused webinar regarding the Native American Rural Homeownership Improvement Act of 2021 (S. 2092) with examples of how it could strengthen the USDA Section 502 Home Loan Program. Panelists included Lakota Vogel, ED of Four Bands Community Fund in South Dakota who participated in a pilot project

Native CDFI Network Congratulates Chief Lynn Malerba for Her Historic Appointment as Treasurer of the United States

The Native CDFI Network (NCN) applauds this week’s historic appointment of Chief Lynn Malerba of the Mohegan Tribe by President Biden as Treasurer of the United States. Malerba is the first Native person to be selected for this top federal post. Among her many important functions, Treasurer Malerba will oversee the newly established Office of Tribal and

Interview #12, Stephen Highers | Cherokee Nation Economic Development Trust Authority

In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Stephen Highers, who serves as Director of the Small Business Assistance Center with the Cherokee Nation Economic Development Trust Authority (CNEDTA). Federally certified in 1998, CNEDTA is a Native CDFI that provides Cherokee Nation citizens and employees with consumer and commercial loans.

NCN News for the Week of June 23

Thursday, June 23 NCN Webinar: The Native American Rural Homeownership Improvement Act: Enhancing the USDA Section 502 Home Loan Program  Native CDFI leaders, staff, and key stakeholders are invited to participate in this important webinar this Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to learn more about the Native American Rural Homeownership Improvement Act of 2021 (S.

Interview #11, Skya Ducheneaux | Akiptan, Inc.

In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Skya Ducheneaux, who serves as Executive Director of Akiptan, Inc. A federally certified Native CDFI based in Eagle Butte, South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, Akiptan serves and supports Native agricultural producers nationwide.

NCN News for the Week of June 13

NCN WEBINAR with Federal Agencies This Thursday, June 16: “Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act: The NPR’s Implications for Indian Country and Native CDFIs” This Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, NCN will host a special two-hour webinar featuring representatives from the federal agencies tasked with regulating lending institutions’ compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). They will

Interview #10, Sara Barbour | The Alliance CDFI

In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Sara Barbour, who serves as Deputy Director of the Yurok Economic Development Corporation (YEDC) and Acting Executive Director of the Yurok Tribe’s The Alliance CDFI. A federally certified Native CDFI located in northern California, Alliance’s mission is to “promote economic and financial assistance, small business development, and build assets within the Tribe’s jurisdiction among tribal members, improving the quality of life for its peoples and communities.”