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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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Big Risk

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last month, after 30 long years, my husband and I finally made the final mortgage payment on our home.  We’re thrilled to no longer have a monthly mortgage payment and look forward to saving some extra money for a much needed vacation.  But now my husband thinks that because we are…

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A Wild Ride

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I am turning 18 next week and will be getting my Minor’s Trust payment.  I am psyched!  I am thinking of getting a Cadillac Escalade or may just a Land Rover.  I was wondering what color do you think I should get it in – black or gunmetal grey?  Signed, Built…

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Stock Market Jitters

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last summer I opted into my tribe’s 401-K plan.  Everything was going great until February when the stock market started freaking out.  One day the market is up and the next it feels like stocks are going to come crashing down.  My account balance is down for the year and I’m…

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It’s YOUR Money

Dear Dr. Per Cap: It’s tax time and I have a lot of money coming to me. I was thinking of taking out a loan against my tax refund because why should I wait if I don’t have to? Signed, Tired of Waiting ​ Dear Waiting: How you would feel if you loaned someone $2,000…

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A Good Habit

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I can’t save money!  No matter how much I think about it and really want to do it, I just can’t seem to put anything aside out of my paycheck. What’s up with that? Signed, Buffalo Nickel Dear Buffalo Nickel: Living paycheck to paycheck and not saving a dime is a…

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Avoiding Payday Loans

Dear Dr. Per Cap, I have a “payday loan” and now I can’t seem to get my head above water. What can I do to get outta this mess? Signed, Nothing Left Dear Nothing Left, At first glance, those payday loan stores appear to offer easy money. I could tell you the story about my…

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