“It’s such a great opportunity to attend the NCN Summit every year. We spend much of the year living in, planning around and serving our respective native communities. The summit allows us to gather together and see the larger footprint of NCN as a national intermediary that we call our own. Built by, advocated by, and continue to serve our communities…by natives. I love that we each make the journey from all reaches of this country, some traveling over 5,000 miles to get here, recharge together and put in the work to ensure our interests are at the forefront of national conversations. Oftentimes, we get boxed into categories of race-based programs, but that is a falsehood that needs to be shattered. We are beyond race. We have the unique ability to straddle the line of people and nations.”

Rolina Faagai

Vice-Chair, Hawaiian Lending & Investments