NCN Live: How CICD Research Can Benefit Native CDFIs & Bolster Their Capacity

Join us on Thursday, February 16, for another webisode of NCN Live featuring Casey Lozar, Vice President, Director of Center for Indian Country Development! This webisode will highlight the work of the CICD and how Native communities can benefit by using their research to bolster NCDFI capacity.

The Center for Indian Country Development is a research center focused on tribal economies housed at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. CICD supports the prosperity of Native nations and Indigenous communities through actionable data and research that make substantial contributions to public policy.

About Casey Lozar:

Mr. Casey Lozar is responsible for leading all aspects of the work of the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD). In this role, he helps to identify research and policy priorities, and to increase CICD’s visibility, impact, and relevance. Based at our Helena Branch, Casey, an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, is also deeply involved in the Bank’s early childhood development work in Montana.

Before assuming leadership of the CICD, Casey was assistant vice president/outreach executive in the Bank’s department of Public Affairs, and the leader of our Helena Branch.

Prior to joining the Minneapolis Fed in 2018, Casey served in economic development and higher education roles for the state of Montana. Additionally, he held executive leadership positions in national Native American nonprofits, including the American Indian College Fund and the Notah Begay III Foundation.

Casey received degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Colorado-Denver. He serves as the chair of the board of regents of the Montana University System.

Casey is the 2021 recipient of the Janet L. Yellen Award for Excellence in Community Development and a 2022 recipient of the Honorary Leadership Award from the Native American Finance Officers Association.


February 16, 2023
2:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST
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