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Initiative Background – Justice Through the Lens of Native Artists

First Nations is committed to examining and calling out long-standing misconceptions, deficits-based frameworks, and inequities facing Native communities that have resulted in the underrepresentation of Native people in policymaking and resource-allocating entities. The well-documented, deleterious effects of the pandemic on the health and well-being of Native people have renewed attention to these inequities and increased…

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Call to Artists: Rotary Park Interpretive Panel

City of McCall and the McCall Historic Preservation Commission Deadline for submissions: 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2023 City of McCall, 216 E. Park St., McCall, Idaho 83638 Contact: Delta James, City Planner, [email protected] or 208.634.3504 Context: The City of McCall and the McCall Historic Preservation Commission have partnered to install an interpretive panel at…

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Programs Officer Position Opening

SUPERVISOR:                 NCDF Executive Director STATUS:                           Exempt SALARY:                           $45,000-$65,000 DOE The Nimiipuu Community Development Fund (NCDF) Programs Officer is responsible for the…

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Nimiipuu Fund Recognized for Compelling Strategies to Finance Change in our Community

Rooted in Native culture and history, Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) provide access to fair, affordable funding in Indian Country, where mainstream finance does not traditionally reach. Last night, three Native CDFIs — Akiptan, Haa Yakaawu, and Nimiipuu Fund — were honored by Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), Oweesta Corporation, and Wells Fargo with the…

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Investing in Rural Prosperity Podcast with Nimiipuu Fund

In this future of investing in rural prosperity podcast, Michael chats with the following experts on achieving rural prosperity in America: Chrystel Cornelius, President and CEO of the Oweesta Corporation; Nikki Foster, Program Officer at the Northwest Area Foundation; Jonelle Yearout, Executive Director of the Nimiipuu Community Development Fund; and Stacia Morfin, Owner of Nez…

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Nez Perce Business Incubator Feasibility Study

Points Consulting, in partnership with Nimiipuu Community Development Fund, are pleased to present the Nez Perce Tribe with this Nimiipuu Business Incubator Feasibility Report. We are also grateful to thank the Nez Perce Tribe and communitymembers for providing feedback, interviews, and conversations concerning this project with open and honest responses. The project team is grateful…

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Costly HVAC Repair

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Last week our home’s old air conditioner finally died.  It’s going to cost $10,000 to replace which means no family vacation and a bunch of other sacrifices.  The hub suggested we just buy a few cheap AC window units and hold off fixing the main AC until next year.  Do you…

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Economic Catch-22

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  The markets are in a nose dive and my 401k is getting hammered.  I’m freaking out and keep hearing it’s only gonna get worse.  What can the big shots in Washington do to save the sinking economy? Signed,  Worried Investor Dear Worried Investor, What’s been touted as the longest bull market…

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High School Athletes and NIL Deals

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Last year college athletes got the greenlight to profit from their name, image, and likeness.  Does this also apply to high school athletes?  We’ve got some great young basketball players in our community who I think local businesses would be happy to compensate for advertising or promotional appearances. Signed,  Plays by…

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Medical Debt Releif

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  What’s the status on medical debts and credit bureaus?  I heard all medical debts will soon be deleted from credit reports. Signed,  Can’t Wait Dear Can’t Wait: What you’ve heard is partially true.  The three credit bureaus Equifax, Experian, and Transunion will begin removing about 70% of medical debts currently listed…

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Multi-Level Marketing

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  The other day a friend sent me a Zoom invite for a meeting that was advertised as a “financial opportunity”.  What unfolded was something that appeared to be a pitch to get me to sign on as a financial services agent.  Everyone in the meeting was Native and many said they’ve…

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Native Yard Art

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I come from a family with a lot of women, but our dad made sure we learned some “guy skills”.  However one skill we’re lacking is how to price used vehicles.  My father walked on a few years ago and left a 1999 International Ryder truck that he bought for our…

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