Tanya Fiddler Takes Seat on Treasury's Community Development Advisory Board
On December 17, Tanya Fiddler, Cheyenne River Lakota Nation, was welcomed onto the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Advisory Board – a position she was appointed to earlier in the month by President Barack Obama.
The board was created to help in the advisement of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund “on its activities and programs which are designed to increase economic opportunity and promote community development investments for underserved populations and in distressed communities in the United States,” according to a press release from the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.
“I am honored to have been selected for this position and am looking forward to providing the CDFI Fund insight into the unique challenges and innovations of economic development in Native communities,” states Fiddler, who is the Executive Director of Four Bands Community Fund, a Native CDFI located in Eagle Butte, South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation.
Fiddler has 15 years dedicated to Native community development which includes serving as the chairperson for the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance, as the chairperson of the board of directors of the Native CDFI Network, and as a board member for Corporation for Enterprise Development.