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NEXT Economy LIVE: Native Financial First Responders: From Relief to Recovery
Social Venture Circle hosts this interactive webinar led by Nikki Love (NDN Collective) and Chrystel Cornelius (First Nations Oweesta Corporation) on how to bring Native communities out of relief and into recovery.

First Nations Oweesta Corporation and NDN Collective, the only national Native-led financial intermediaries in Indian Country, will share updated industry data on how the pandemic is affecting Native businesses and the institutions serving them, as well as their joint effort to support Native CDFIs who are the frontline defenders and anchors for capital and development in tribal economies. These partners will further share what the future of investment can look like to bring Native communities out of relief and into recovery.

Nikki Love, NDN Fund Managing Director, is Bois Forte Band of Chippewa. Love is responsible for the leadership, management, and growth of NDN Fund, which provides loans and grants for large-scale Indigenous infrastructure development projects.

Chrystel Cornelius, Executive Director at First Nations Oweesta Corporation, is Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Oneida Nation. She has more than 23 years of experience in Native economic development, including starting a Native CDFI for her home community and overseeing the first national intermediary for the entire Native CDFI industry. Chrystel Cornelius is a founding steering committee member and previously held the position as the Board Secretary for the Native CDFI Network (NCN).

In partnership with the American Sustainable Business Council, Intentional Media, JumpScale, and Opportunity Collaboration.

May 20, 2020 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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