Strengthening Native American Communities & Economies
Our Native Family Empowerment Program is helping two tribal colleges, Chief Dull Knife College and Northwest Indian College, to provide services to support Native students who are also parents. The two tribal colleges will provide “bundled services” to their Native students who are parents, including social supports (e.g. child care, assistance accessing benefits, counseling) and financial empowerment supports (e.g. financial education, asset-building, workforce readiness, financial coaching). By supporting parents and their young children, this program will help families achieve financial empowerment. Chief Dull Knife College and Northwest Indian College have each received $90,000 grants for 2.5 years. First Nations is also offering technical assistance to the People’s Partners for Community Development and Lummi Community Development Financial Institution, two CDFIs that work in partnership with the colleges.