About

BNCweb.org is a collaboration between First Nations Development Institute and First Nations Oweesta Corporation.  This site expands on our old site, investnative.org, to better support Native financial educators and grassroots asset-building practitioners in bringing effective and innovative financial capability programs to Native communities.  

About First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute’s (First Nations) mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. First Nations invests in and creates innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.

With the support of individuals, foundations, corporate and tribal donors, First Nations improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants in five key areas:

  • Achieving Native Financial Empowerment
  • Investing in Native Youth
  • Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions
  • Advancing Household & Community Asset-Building Strategies
  • Nourishing Native Foods & Health

For more information about First Nations, visit the webpage at www.firstnations.org, and connect on Facebook at firstnationsdevelopmentinstitute or on Twitter @FNDI303.

About First Nations Oweesta Corporation

First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Oweesta) supports economic growth in Native American communities through the creation, development and capitalization of Community Development Financial Institutions.

Oweesta is the only existing Native CDFI intermediary offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, research, and policy advocacy to help Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services, including financial education and financial products.

For more information about Oweesta, visit the webpage at www.oweesta.org, and connect on Facebook at oweesta or on Twitter @oweesta.  

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