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2022 Golf Scramble a Success

The 2022 Nimiipuu Fund Golf Scramble was a success and we could not have done it without our wonderful volunteers, raffle item donations, sponsors, and the staff at Red Wolf Golf Club. We thank you! Please take a few moments to fill out our Golf Survey so we can make next year’s event more successful….

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Nimiipuu Fund Golf Scramble, Thursday August 11, 2022

We are excited to welcome you back to another great event of golf and fundraiser for our Nimiipuu Community Development Fund, Native CDFI.  This event is one of our highlights to bring our community, funders, and local businesses together.  We thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer or player of our 18-hole…

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Power of Ceremony & Healing Grant

Opens June 6, 2022 |  Closes July 14, 2022 @ 5pm PST  | Awards of $5,000 Na’ah Illahee Fund and Potlatch Fund have partnered in a collective giving campaign to bring forward the Power of Ceremony & Healing Grant to help bring unity to our people by providing support to those that lift up our…

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Amplifying Our Collective Voice with Oweesta Corp.

Tiny Tots Learning Center, a Nimiipuu Fund client located in Lapwai, Idaho, local business selected for a $20k, Native Small Business Award grant and Turtle Island Gifts – the winners of our inaugural Small Business Awards hosted at the 7th Annual Capital Access Convening. They both exemplify resilient in light of the challenging past two…

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Northwest Region Native Ag Producers Survey Response Needed

Akiptan is collecting survey responses from Native Ag producers all over Indian Country. The results of this survey will contribute to a national Native Agriculture market study to determine what the unmet financial need is for Native procure that, if addressed, would lead to greater prosperity and sustainability for Native Agriculture. Complete the survey at…

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Native CDFIs: Difference Makers for Indian Country interview with Jonelle Jearout, Nimiipuu Fund Executive Director

The Native CDFI Network (NCN) developed the “Native CDFIs: Difference Makers for Indian Country” interview series to cast a much-needed spotlight on the many positive benefits that Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) create for tribal communities and the leaders who help make Native CDFIs the transformational success stories they are. Jonelle Yearout, Nimiipuu Fund Executive Director…

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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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Baby Budgets

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Our first child is due soon and we went shopping the other day.  Cribs, strollers, and diaper bags aren’t cheap.  Any tips so our baby doesn’t break the bank? Signed,  Expecting Parents Dear Expecting Parents, Congratulations!! Here’s to lots of health, wealth, and happiness. Now let’s get to business. Yeah, baby supplies are…

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Is FICO Fair?

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I made some mistakes a while back that appear on my credit report as collection accounts.  Since then I’ve been careful managing credit but my low FICO score makes it hard to borrow.  How can I prove to lenders I’m better than my credit score? Signed,  FICO Failure Dear FICO, Don’t…

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