ONAC'S Work in 2023

Handout: What Are Ways That Identity Theft Can Impact Your Financial Health?

Handout: Join the Native EITC/VITA Network

Handout: Individual Income Tax Filing Season Is Almost Here! 

Article in Tribal Business News about ONAC's CSA program and Native asset-building efforts:  https://tribalbusinessnews.com/sections/economic-development/14190-financial-ed 

Webinar: Asset Building in North and South Dakota Native American Communities (FDIC webinar in partnership with ONAC)

Slides from Webinar: Asset Building in North and South Dakota Native American Communities 

Aspen Institute Financial Security Program. (2023). The Price of Entry: Banking in America. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/The-Price-of-Entry-PDF.pdf (Karen Edwards, of ONAC, was a contributor for this report)

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities Tax Time Tuesdays, April 6, 2023. ONAC presented about VITA outreach strategies to reach Native communities. 

ONAC presentation during the Native Financial Education Practitioners Summit: Promoting Banking Access, April 26, 2023. 

Transformative 25 2023 Launch. ONAC was selected as one of the 25 funds! T252023Insta.png  See report here.  Recorded launch of Fund here

ONAC attended the Summit on State Planning for Digital Equity and Economic Inclusion, April 27-28, 2023. 

ONAC presented during a webinar hosted by the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHI TCU), along with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor, May 3, 2023. Advancing Financial Mobility within Native Communities. ONAC slides: Financial Inequalities and Native Asset-Building Tools.  

On May 9, 2023, ONAC Executive Director, Christy Finsel, met with the OCC Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu in Oklahoma City. ONAC and other community groups spoke with Acting Comptroller Hsu about the realities they face, on the ground, with building assets in underserved communities. 

Announcement about ONAC awarded twenty-two grants in 2023 to tribal governments and other Native-led nonprofits. 

Access to Affordable Bank Accounts in North and South Dakota

ONAC Slides for August 2023 FDIC Webinar About Access to Affordable Bank Accounts in North and South Dakota

Indigenous-Led Funds -a Transformative 25 Event Webinar

T25 Event Bios and Resources

Link to recording:  

Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing


Finsel, C. & Thompson, K. (November 2023). Realities Facing American Indian Homebuyers From the Perspective of a Native Down Payment Assistance Provider. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. 

Slides from presentation during November 2, 2023 presentation at the Freddie Mac Rural Housing Symposium (ONAC's presentation is the second one in the slide deck)

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