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Building Sustainable Native Economies from the Inside Out

Online, June 22 at 3:00 PM (ET)

Register Today for Your Free Training!

These sessions are offered free of charge to tribes and Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander non-profit organizations.

Unemployment is a chronic negative condition for many Native communities, families and individuals. For many of our communities, employment training programs have had a minimal impact on unemployment/underemployment rates because permanent living wage jobs aren’t available for people completing the training.


This webinar will explore another strategy for building employment opportunities and assets in Native country. We will look at self-employment ventures and micro-business development as avenues for decreasing unemployment and building assets in our communities.


The webinar will discuss such issues as how to conduct a “wealth leakage analysis” to identify goods and services that are being purchased outside of the community and could be purchased from community vendors. It will include a presentation by the Taala Fund, a Native Community Financial Development Corporation that will discuss both how to create a CDFI for your own community and how this CDFI engages in individual and community asset building (including micro-business development) in the Quinault Indian Nation. Farm to Table Guam Corporation will talk about nurturing micro agri-businesses and how they have created market outlets for those businesses.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.