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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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Family Bargain

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  My sister makes her living as an artist and I buy her paintings for gifts.  However, she always wants to give me a deal which makes things uncomfortable.  I think she’s insulted when I try to pay more.  What’s a respectful way to tell her to charge me full price like…

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Gift Card Exchanges

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I got a bunch of gift cards for Christmas.  Some are for stores I don’t shop.  What’s the best way to exchange them? Signed,  Too Many Cards Dear Too Many Cards, With so many people social distancing and staying away from stores, purchases of gift cards were way up this past…

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Risky Business

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I have student loans and a car loan.  Why did I have to provide so much more personal information when applying for the car loan as opposed to the student loans, especially when the student loans amount to a lot more borrowed money? Signed,  Studying Hard Dear Studying Hard: I’m glad…

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Happy Meal Price Hike

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I know they’re not the healthiest option but for a single parent on the go, I buy a lot of Happy Meals.  I heard McDonald’s is raising the price.  What’s up? Signed,  Happy Dad Dear Happy Dad: I think Happy Meals are the go to treat for a lot of Native…

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Making a Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Every month I try to manage my money better but I keep overspending.  I ask myself if something is a want or a need but in the end I keep making the same mistakes and fall further behind with my bills.  Getting ahead financially is not as easy as people make…

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OST Name Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Why did the Office of the Special Trustee change its name and how will this impact my IIM account? Signed, Interested Beneficiary Dear Interested Beneficiary: On October 1st the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration assumed the fiduciary duties previously managed by the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians aka OST.  …

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