Category Archives: Story Bank

Creative Financing Plants Seeds for Community Revitalization

The small town of Whiteclay, Nebraska lies just outside of the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. It is infamous for its liquor stores and some of the highest rates of alcohol sales per capita in the nation. With a population of 14 and average sales of 13,000 cans of beer […]

Aaron Runs After Utilizes Credit Builder Loan as Stepping Stone to Homeownership

Does your credit score really matter? Yes! Take it from Aaron Runs After, a client of Four Bands Community Fund on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.  He used his Credit Builder Loan as a stepping stone to homeownership. As a father of five, Aaron wished to make a permanent home that his children would enjoy, […]

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Accesses EITC

In 2015, the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Housing & Community Development Corporation trained 174 community members through their Financial Assets & Training Program. As a result, community members improved their skills in the topic areas of budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, home buying, home ownership, and accounting. In addition, KBOHCDC provided tax preparation through their VITA program, […]

Savings Program Makes Homeownership Dream a Reality

As part of our campaign for National Financial Literacy Month, we have an amazing story to share with your about a Crow Creek tribal member that made her homeownership dream a reality by working with one of our Network members, Hunkpati Investments.   Airryn Big Eagle says that before working with Hunkpati Investments, she didn’t […]

Peer Learning & Events Committee Meeting

December 3, 2015; 2:00pm – 3:00pm Mountain Time The Peer Learning & Events Committee meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 2pm Mountain Time via conference call. This committee is responsible for planning and delivering the Network’s bimonthly webinars and annual member gathering, and facilitates peer learning through the development of […]

Webinar: Making the Most of Your Network Membership

December 17, 2015; 2:00pm – 3:30pm Mountain Time Becoming a member of the Native CDFI Network comes with several benefits. Are you taking advantage of all of them? Attend this webinar to find out how to leverage your Native CDFI Network membership to learn from other members, access resources, and inform policy that will positively […]

Webinar: Successful Native CDFI Policy Strategies

October 29, 2015; 2:00pm-3:30pm Mountain Time This webinar will open with an introduction of the Native CDFI Network’s new Executive Director, Tanya Fiddler. This will be an opportunity for our members and partners to get to know Tanya, and hear about her vision and goals for the Network. Following that, webinar attendees will hear from […]