Native Youth Empowerment Symposium
Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 26, 2016
Oweesta had the priviledge of presenting on the panel "Innovative Financial Education Resources" and the workshop "Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families" at the Native Youth Empowerment Symposium. Oweesta's Executive Director, Chrystel Cornelius, joined Sarah Dewes of First Nations Development Institute and Denyse Carr of Native Community Finance to discuss Native financial education curricula, tools, and resources for youth on the "Innovative Financial Education Resources" panel.
The "Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families" workshop, conducted by Christopher Hansen and Chrystel Cornelius of Oweesta, included an overview and and mini-training on the financial education curriculum that has been used in hundreds of Native communities and covers topics related to saving, budgeting, and managing money. This curriculum has been designed to be culturally sensitive and work in a broad range of communities, and is manage by First Nations Oweesta Corporation and First Nations Development Institute.