Tanya Fiddler to Discuss Financial Empowerment at White House Summit

Tanya Fiddler to Discuss Financial Empowerment at White House Summit

ICTMN Staff
5/9/12

On May 10, Tanya Fiddler will discuss financial empowerment of tribal members and all Americans at the White House Summit on Financial Capability and Empowerment, states a White House Blog.

Fiddler serves as the executive director of the Four Bands Community Fund, a community development financial institution (CDFI) located on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in South Dakota.

Native CDFIs are designed to overcome barriers to financial services in Indian Country by providing training and education tailored to tribal communities. By increasing the creation and expansion of CDFIs, the Native American CDFI Fund improves tribal members' access to credit, capital and financial services.

The first ever White House Summit on Financial Capability and Empowerment will highlight the importance of financial empowerment for low and moderate income Americans, as well as the critical role that grassroots leaders in states, tribes, local governments and communities play in helping people improve their financial capability.

The summit will also examine federal programs serving tribal communities, such as the Small Business Administration Office of Native American Affairs and the United States Department of Commerce.

View portions of the summit at www.WhiteHouse.gov/live and hear Tanya Fiddler discuss the Four Bands Community Fund's success at financially empowering the Cheyenne River Sioux community at 2:15 p.m. ET.

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