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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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II Accounts Earn Higher Interest

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Why does my IIM account pay so much higher interest than my bank account?   Isn’t it basically the same thing? Signed, Loves Coffee Dear Loves Coffees, An IIM or Individual Indian Money account is a very unique financial product that differs from a bank account in several key ways.  For starters…

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Commitment Device

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  How can I convince my dad he needs to save for retirement?  He just spends and spends while saying “live in the now”. Signed, Worried About Daddy Dear Worried, You’re an awesome daughter to show concern for your dad’s financial future.  The percentage of folks not saving enough for retirement is staggering. …

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More Covid-19 Relief

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  How do I know if I’m eligible to receive the new Covid-19 monthly relief payments that were just announced? Signed, Arizona Mom  Dear Arizona Mom It’s official.  Starting in July the IRS will begin making monthly payments to families that qualify for a recently expanded child tax credit.  This Covid-19 related…

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Family Matters

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  My cousin has a habit of not paying back loans, but just asked to borrow more money.  How can I help without getting burned?  Signed,  Twice Burned Dear Twice Burned: I’ve learned over the years that money lent to friends and family has a bad track record of not getting paid…

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Why Tip?

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I’m a server at a restaurant and get frustrated when Native customers don’t tip. I work hard to provide good service and it’s not only insulting but tough financially when my own people stiff me. What’s up with Natives who don’t tip? Signed, Tips Please Dear Tips, Although I’ve heard this complaint before,…

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Jobless Benefits Fraud

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I received a 1099-G that lists over $3,000 in unemployment benefits paid by the state in 2020.  I didn’t receive any unemployment last year.  What should I do? Signed,  Working through the Pandemic Dear Working, Report this as fraud through your state unemployment agency website immediately.  There’s been a huge surge…

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