2014 Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) Conference

What is ONAC?  

The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) represents a consortium of Oklahoma tribes and partners interested in establishing asset-building initiatives and programs in Native communities, for the purpose of creating greater opportunities for economic security of tribal citizens.

What is ONAC’s role with Native asset building?

ONAC is working with constituents and partners to increase the number of Native asset building opportunities in the state such as:

  • financial education programs
  • credit builder programs
  • Individual Development Account programs (matched savings)
  • homeownership and foreclosure prevention programs
  • children's savings programs
  • entrepreneurial programs
  • free tax preparation at Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, etc.

We invite you to attend the 2014 Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) Conference, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The conference will be held at the Oklahoma History Center (located on the northeast corner of N.E. 23rd & Lincoln Boulevard, across the street from the Oklahoma Capitol), 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

Note: We have reached capcaity for this event and are no longer accepting registrations.

During the conference, we will examine the current state of Native asset building in Oklahoma; have opportunities for peer learning; share information about Native asset building models, funding sources, partnership opportunities, research, training and technical assistance; and learn about ONAC next steps and ways to be involved in the Coalition.

At the end of the day, we will have a networking reception and provide ONAC membership information. We invite you to participate in this interactive conference.

Who should attend the conference?
Those interested and engaged in Native asset building in Oklahoma. We invite Tribal leaders, Tribal program directors, Native nonprofits, Native asset building practitioners and researchers, state representatives, students, cultural advisors, policy organizations, funders, financial institutions and financial institution regulatory bodies, national asset building organizations, inter-tribal organizations, representatives from the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, IRS, and Administration for Children and Families, and others interested in tribal asset building in Oklahoma to attend.

Conference Schedule: July 15, 2014

  • 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Conference
  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception and Membership Drive

Agenda: Click Here to download the agenda.

Registration Fee: The 2014 ONAC Conference Fee is $25.00.

Attendees paying by check should mail their registration payment by July 9th.  Attendees who are not able to mail their check by July 9th, should bring a check with them to the conference.

Registration Fee Waiver: If you need an ONAC Conference Fee Waiver, please contact Christy Finsel at cfinsel@oknativeassets.org to request a waiver.  Once approved, please enter the registration fee waiver discount code in the online registration form.

Hotel Room Block for July 14th and 15th
Colcord Hotel, 15 N. Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102          
Call: (405) 601-4300 and ask for the room block for the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition.

The room block is available for July 14th and 15th at a group rate of $154.00 a night, plus tax, for a deluxe king or double room.  The room block is available until June 23, 2014 only.

Conference Registration: Registration Full


If you have any questions about ONAC or the 2014 ONAC Conference, please contact Christy Finsel, ONAC Coordinator, at cfinsel@oknativeassets.org or at (405) 401-7873.