The intersection of impact investing and indigenous rights
eva kathleen schulte, Travois
There is critical need for equitable impact investments in Native communities in the US. Access to investment capital and living wage jobs are difficult for many American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Programs exist to assist with infrastructure and economies, but seed capital is limited. Current funding mechanisms don't account for capital access inequities. There are opportunities in the 573 US based sovereign nations for sustainable financing and leverage. Inclusive investments support Native change agents in bringing health, early childhood, green/affordable housing, broadband, and climate resilience projects to fruition. On reservation projects allow families to sustain culture and language.
Affordable housing, Alaska Native, American Indian, Community Organizing, Equity, Impact Investments, inclusion, legal, Living Wages, Native American, Native Hawaiian, New Market Tax Credits, social justice, Sovereign Nations
· Little Fawn Boland, Partner, Ceiba Legal, San Francisco · Imogen Rose Smith, Investment Fellow at University of California Office of the President, Greater New York City · eva kathleen schulte, Vice President for Economic Opportunity, Travois
Dr. john powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, University of California-Berkeley
Investors & Indigenous Peoples Working Group (IIPWG) Advocacy agenda link below. Eva chairs the Corporate & Investor Support for Indian Country committee. Imogen is also a member of IIPWG. https://travois.com/sri-investing-susan-s-white-organizer-money-justice-part-2-2/