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  1. 1. United Indians of all Tribes Foundation Pathways to Prosperity Project
  2. 2. Community Economic Development Randy Ross, Coordinator Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Native Americans of all ethnicities have the worst </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty (50%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homelessness (30%) of Seattle homeless population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unemployment (up to 90%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victims of Crime (Amnesty International) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest life expectancy (50 yrs old) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education (up to 90% drop out) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NWAF gave UIATF 3.5 million to hire a team to find a solution. The pathways to Prosperity project </li></ul>
  4. 4. PPP - CED <ul><li>Building individual and community capacity for economic success – Workshops, Training, T/A </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business strategic consultation services and support (Incubator, NABEC, PTAC, SBA, EDA, ANA) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to capital and financing - CDFI, ATNI RLF, Native American Bank, Other </li></ul><ul><li>Social Enterprise Initiative – Teepee Camp (Cultural Education Ventures); Salmon Bake/Catering Service; Northwest Canoe House/Seattle Parks Foundation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Community Needs <ul><li>Low-income and Lack of Access to Economic Development Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of access to capital and credit </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of access to business opportunities due to market entry barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Job training </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of knowledge to joint venture and sub-contract for minority business opportunities under 8a SBA certification, WO/MBE, SDV, SDB, HubZone, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Solutions/Services <ul><li>Establishing a Business Consulting Service staffed by Business Asssistance Officer and Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Identify financial partners to support joint venture for-profit projects to be owned by UIATF under a Community Development Corporation or LLC structure (ownership, income, and jobs creation) </li></ul><ul><li>Offer Small Business training programs and entrepreneurial technical assistance services </li></ul><ul><li>Credit and financial literacy training </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goals <ul><li>Create greater number of job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Create business ownership opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in existing or emergent small business growth </li></ul><ul><li>Develop asset building opportunities through small business training and community economic development participation </li></ul><ul><li>Develop networks and partnership through economic alliances with tribes and corporations supporting UIATF </li></ul><ul><li>Work with Day Break Star College </li></ul>
  8. 8. Working Together <ul><li>Identify family members who have interest and skills to become a small business owner </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a learning plan to include credit and financial literacy training leading towards asset building (home ownership, small business) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify successful Native Business persons to participate in Advisory Circle to help Pathways advance and grow (i.e. connecting to tribal leadership from home reservations, education resources) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where it fits
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>UIATF, as a non-profit, and has in the past been largely dependent upon grants and gifts. The grant economy is weakening; and even when it was considered strong only less than ½ of 1% of giving by all Public and Private Foundations is gifted to Native American organizations and purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>Unrelated earned income and for-profit strategies to earn revenues is a must for future security and growth of UIATF. </li></ul><ul><li>To reduce poverty, we must create our own wealth </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions & Answers <ul><li>Invite questions from the audience </li></ul><ul><li>www.fwii.net </li></ul>

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