Bill Clinton and Pete Upton

On September 19-20, 2022, NCN Interim CEO and Board Chair Pete Upton and National Policy Chair Robin Danner joined other global and emerging leaders in New York City to take action and address the world’s most pressing challenges. Click here for conference highlights.

“I want to thank the Clinton Foundation, especially Senior Community Manager (CGI), Cheyenne Ellis, for inviting the Native CDFI Network to participate in the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative Conference. It was an honor to attend and be part of this global gathering,” said Upton. “The opportunity for the Native CDFI Network to participate in the event is an important step toward social and economic justice for Indian Country that not only affirms we are not forgotten but ensures that our voice is included at the table. Reflecting on how far we have come as an industry, I also want to extend a special thank you to President Bill Clinton for passing the Riegle Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 that not only established the CDFI Fund but is the sole reason we are here today and able to provide capital and credit for our people, our communities, and our local economies!”