Economy Building 

Oweesta Launches $10M Native CDFI Capital Pool to Fund Growth in Indian Country (2018)  
The only Native CDFI intermediary, Oweesta offers financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. In early 2018, Oweesta launched a first-of-its-kind $10 million Native CDFI Capital Pool to fuel new momentum and opportunity to help Native CDFIs meet capital demands and grow economic prosperity in Indian Country. Read more about this effort here
NCAI Unveils Video Lecture on Small Business Development (2018) 

 Dr. Ian Record, Director of NCAI’s Partnership for Tribal Governance (PTG), discusses the critical role that small businesses owned and operated by tribal citizens can play – and are playing – in tribal nations’ efforts to build sustainable economies that are capable of supporting their achievement of their nation-rebuilding priorities. Additionally, this page contains links to resources related to Tribal Small Business Development for further learning.  

Growing Economies in Indian Country: Taking Stock of Progress and Partnerships, A Summary of Challenges, Recommendations, and Promising Efforts (2012)

Reports features key economic and business development challenges in American Indian communities. The report offers recommendations and best practices to address these challenges. Access this report here

Capital and Finance Issues: On-Reservation Private Sector Growth (2007) 

Was produced by Oweesta Corporation and First Nations Development Institute for the National Native American Economic Policy Summit to describe the range of policies that can support private sector economic growth in Indian Country. These include Native CDFIs, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and a range of other strategies. Access this report here.