LONGMONT, Colorado (January 24, 2014) – First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Oweesta) is pleased to be collaborating with Cook Inlet Tribal Council and KeyBank to host the next Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families, fourth edition, Certified Instructor Training. This training will offer a three-day, state-of-the-art training and certification program to help Native CDFIs, tribes and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs in their communities. This training will take place February 26-28, 2014 at The Rasmussen Conference Center located in Anchorage, Alaska.
Building Native Communities was created in 2000 and brought together a team of specialist with backgrounds in Native education and financial skills. These experts understood materials must be relevant to and accessible within diverse Native communities. An underlying goal of this curriculum is to empower Native people, particularly in relation to personal financial management. Therefore, the curriculum approaches financial skills from diverse Native perspectives, building upon and reinforcing traditional values and knowledge.
There are six sessions in the curriculum:
1. Building a Healthy Economy
2. Developing a Spending Plan
3. Working with Checking and Savings Accounts
4. Understanding Credit and Your Credit Report
5. Accessing Credit, Part I
6. Accessing Credit, Part II
Oweesta will be accepting registration applications for each participant until the class is filled. Please register early and fully complete the following registration application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VKG6QFJ.
Thanks to funding from KeyBank this class is free, therefore the cost to attendees will be travel and accommodations. Upon completion of the training, participants will be prepared to successfully pass the Building Native Communities exam, becoming certified financial education trainers. More information and the agenda are available on Oweesta’s website: http://www.oweesta.org/node/608.
About First Nations Oweesta Corporation First Nations Oweesta Corporation uses unique products and services to guide and empower people to transform Native economies into self-sufficient thriving systems. It uses a holistic approach to mitigate long-standing barriers to economic development in Native communities by addressing four dimensions of development: institution development, financial education and asset-building, enterprise and entrepreneurship development, and lending and capitalization. These dimensions are supported by policy and advocacy work where Oweesta uses a national voice to create and retain the integrity of policy favorable to building assets in Native communities. More information is available at www.oweesta.org.
Chasity Savage, Chief External Relations Officer, First Nations Oweesta Corporation, 303.774.8838 or email@example.com