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The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI): Ways Tribal Governments and Native CDFIs Can Participate–A Two-Part Webinar Series presented by Pilar Thomas, Quarles & Brady, LLPs.

January 4 @ 2:00 pm EST

Please join Native CDFI Network (NCN), Oweesta, Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations, and Clearinghouse CDFI as we partner to co-host two webinars for Tribal Nations and Native CDFIs on accessing the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program.

NCN has received many requests from tribal governments and Native CDFIs about how to use the SSBCI Program to support existing and aspiring Native small business owners in their communities.

Please join NCN and our partners as legal expert Pilar Thomas presents four ready-made models for participation by tribal governments and Native CDFIs in the SSBCI Program, which is an important vehicle for Indian Country’s economic recovery.

Session 1
January 4th, 2022 at 2 PM EST
  • SSBCI Participation Model 1: CDFI as lenders and equity investors
  • SSBCI Participation model 2: CDFIs as program administration for tribes
  • Model program design elements


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)