Northern Michigan is benefiting from a portion of the $3.3 million in technical assistance grants being distributed by the U.S. Department of Treasury to 26 Native American financial institutions across the country.
Northern Shores Loan Fund (NSLF) just closed its first two loans and there is cause for celebration. NSLF is the new Native CDFI spin-off of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Odawa) also known as the Waganakising Odawak, in Northern Michigan. This is a huge milestone for the NSLF and the Odawa to reach, but it has not been easy getting here. Their journey up to this point has been one of incremental success, full of desire, perseverance, challenges overcome, and aspirations realized.
Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc.’s (NSLF) First Annual Founder’s Day Celebration held on April 18, 2009 was a huge success recognizing
all those individuals who contributed in some way, shape or form to the success of NSLF’s first year of operation.