NCN Submits Comments to the OCC regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modernize the CRA

In early May, the three agencies tasked with regulating banking institutions’ compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) jointly released their much-anticipated Interagency CRA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) designed to strengthen and modernized the regulations governing the Act. To review the NPR, please click here.

Due to the historic nature of this NPR, NCN participated in several listening sessions and held two of its own to gather input from Native CDFI leaders to ensure their voice was included in the rule making process. NCN’s submitted comment can be viewed here.

NCN “Difference Makers” Interview Series:
Sean Winters and Alana Peterson

Last week, the Native CDFI Network released its latest edition of “Native CDFIs: Difference Makers for Indian Country,” an interview with Sean Winters, who serves as Executive Director of Chi Ishobak, Inc. Meaning “Big Cabbage” in the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s language, Chi Ishobak is a certified Native CDFI serving the Pokagon Potawatomi community and other Native people in Michigan and Indiana that was established to offer products and services to build capacity for tribal citizens in the areas of professional and personal finance.  To read the interview, please click here.

Coming this Thursday: “Difference Makers” sits down with Alana Peterson, who serves as Executive Director of Spruce Root, Inc., which serves 23 predominantly Native communities across southeast Alaska. A federally certified Native CDFI, Spruce Root provides local entrepreneurs with access to business development and financial resources in the form of loan capital, business coaching, workshops, and competitions.

To read the other interviews in NCN’s “Difference Makers” series, please click here.

Calendar Reminder: NCN Annual Policy and Capacity Building Summit

December 6-8, 2022

Native CDFI leaders, staff, and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to save December 6-8, 2022 on their calendars to attend the Native CDFI Network’s 2022 Annual Policy and Capacity Building Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit will be held at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Conference Center near Capitol Hill, with lodging options within close walking distance of the event. The first day (December 6) will feature a capacity-building training for attendees. Stay tuned for more details!

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Why is it so important to SAVE THE DATE to attend NCN’s Annual Policy and Capacity Building Summit on December 6-8, 2022! Watch NCN’s new three-minute video to find out! CLICK BELOW!