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Leveraging Braided Capital: How to Catalyze Restorative Investments for Indigenous Communities

Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel NDN Collective

Join NDN Fund, the impact investing and lending arm of NDN Collective, for an interactive session delving into the intricate dynamics of Braided Capital and its profound impact on catalyzing restorative investments for Indigenous communities. As an emerging Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), NDN Fund provides predevelopment, bridge, and large-scale financing for Indigenous regenerative community development projects, shifting decision-making power back into the hands of Indigenous Peoples.

Through an engaging Fireside chat, our esteemed panelists will illuminate innovative approaches and best practices for leveraging Braided Capital effectively. The Braided Capital approach, orchestrated within the NDN Collective ecosystem and in collaboration with external partners, sources various forms of capital such as grants, equity, tax credits, and loan guarantees. This amalgamation of resources forms “Braided Capital,” which NDN Fund embodies through the mission of defending, developing, and decolonizing Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth.

From community-led investment models to cross-sector partnerships, NDN Fund will explore how stakeholders can collaboratively mobilize resources to promote Indigenous self-determination and foster capital flows for impact. The session will showcase successful examples of Braided Capital in action, offering valuable insights into community engagement and equitable partnerships essential for driving meaningful impact. The model that NDN Fund implements takes the 6 C’s of Credit (CDFI model) and flips it into the 6 R’s of Resilient Finance – Reputation, Resources, Reach, Reciprocity, Relationship, and our Resilient Impact Assessment, which helps determine the investment potential of Indigenous businesses and large-scale projects.

Whether you’re an investor, allocator, philanthropist, artist, or fund manager, this session will provide a unique opportunity to learn from Indigenous leaders spearheading Braided Capital innovation.

Track

Capital Flows for Impact: Dialogues Around the State of Impact Investment

Format

Fireside chat (2 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameKim Pate
  • TitleNDN Fund Managing Director
  • OrganizationNDN Collective
  • NameTawny Wilson
  • TitleDirector of Lending
  • OrganizationNDN Collective

Description

Join NDN Fund, the impact investing and lending arm of NDN Collective, for an interactive session delving into the intricate dynamics of Braided Capital and its profound impact on catalyzing restorative investments for Indigenous communities. As an emerging Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), NDN Fund provides predevelopment, bridge, and large-scale financing for Indigenous regenerative community development projects, shifting decision-making power back into the hands of Indigenous Peoples.

Through an engaging Fireside chat, our esteemed panelists will illuminate innovative approaches and best practices for leveraging Braided Capital effectively. The Braided Capital approach, orchestrated within the NDN Collective ecosystem and in collaboration with external partners, sources various forms of capital such as grants, equity, tax credits, and loan guarantees. This amalgamation of resources forms “Braided Capital,” which NDN Fund embodies through the mission of defending, developing, and decolonizing Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth.

From community-led investment models to cross-sector partnerships, NDN Fund will explore how stakeholders can collaboratively mobilize resources to promote Indigenous self-determination and foster capital flows for impact. The session will showcase successful examples of Braided Capital in action, offering valuable insights into community engagement and equitable partnerships essential for driving meaningful impact. The model that NDN Fund implements takes the 6 C’s of Credit (CDFI model) and flips it into the 6 R’s of Resilient Finance – Reputation, Resources, Reach, Reciprocity, Relationship, and our Resilient Impact Assessment, which helps determine the investment potential of Indigenous businesses and large-scale projects.

Whether you’re an investor, allocator, philanthropist, artist, or fund manager, this session will provide a unique opportunity to learn from Indigenous leaders spearheading Braided Capital innovation.

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