Native CDFI Capital Access Convening

June 25 - June 27, 2019

Lihue, Hawaii

First Nations Oweesta Corporation welcomes you to Save the Date for its 4th Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening, June 25-27, 2019, where we will provide:

  • Native CDFI practitioner-tailored training on topics focused on building capacity to access capital
  • Large-group sessions
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Networking opportunities with potential partners, funders, investors, and bankers
  • A closed-door session for funders, investors and bankers
  • And more!

In 2019, Oweesta will observe 20 years of service in supporting and growing the Native CDFI movement. We invite you to celebrate with us at our Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening on the lovely island of Kauai where we will honor our shared Indigenous heritage with our Native Hawaiian brothers and sisters. We are purposefully asking you to “Save the Date” now, early, so that you can all budget accordingly. Our strategy for this convening is “no Native CDFI left behind,” so we will simultaneously be doing our absolute best to fundraise to help defray travel cost for you all. More travel details will come soon, but please hold this time open on your calendars.

The Hawaiians have a word—pono—that, when translated, conveys the idea of walking a righteous path, full of integrity and hope. It will be our joy to celebrate our 20th anniversary with those who have walked the pono path alongside us next year. We hope to see you at this national event as Native CDFIs from across the country are invited to attend.