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An Important Message Regarding Deferments

We at Chi Ishobak hope this letter finds you and your families in good health as the country continues to move forward.  This is an important reminder you need to be aware of. As the economy continues to strengthen and gain momentum, Chi Ishobak’s Administrative Deferment Period is ending.  Per our ...

Some GOOD News! Participation Loan Comes Through for Citizen to Get Him Into a Car!

(June 2020 – Dowagiac, MI & Shawnee, OK) Carl Layher, a Citizen Potawatomi Nation citizen, needed help with an auto loan. As a member of a Potawatomi Tribe the answer seemed simple: call Chi Ishobak. The only challenge, auto loans to non-Pokagon Band citizens are currently outside Chi Ishobak’s poli...

An Urgent and Important Message from Chi Ishobak

First and foremost, please know our office is wishing you and your family the best of health and safety during this uncertain time of COVID-19. Our prayers are with you and yours for your continued well-being. Chi Ishobak wanted to reach out to you as our friend and client. We can understandably sympathize with you...

Native Artist Professional Development Training – POSTPONED

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Native American Owned Company Bringing the Tech to the Region

(February 24, 2020 – Niles, MI) – Anthony and India Urban, owners of Urban City Host, saw a need in the region for safe, reliable, affordable and COMPLETE website solutions. Since 2018, they have been providing just that.India is a Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribal member, and Anthony her husband. Anth...

Espin VR Opens in Mishawaka, IN!

Launching the most advanced virtual reality center in the greater South Bend area, Espin VR opened their family friendly entertainment center at 605 W Edison Rd Ste K, in Mishawaka, IN. Espin VR is owned by Pokagon Tribal Citizens Matt and Micky Martin. “Espin in the Potawatomi language means raccoon.” explained M...

U.S. Treasury Awards $1,088,000 to Chi Ishobak in support of Tribal Communities

DOWAGIAC, Michigan (November 19, 2019) – Sean Winters, Executive Director of Chi-Ishobak, announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program awarded $1,088,000 to the Michigan-based non-profit organization to offer products and services to build capacity for Tribal ...

Chi Ishobak, Inc. Receives FY2015 Native American CDFI Assistance Program Award

U.S. Treasury Awards More Than $200 Million to CDFIs to Spur Economic Growth in Low‐Income Urban, Rural, and Native Communities Awards through the CDFI Program and NACA Program support CDFI lending and investment nationwide September 10, 2015 Washington- The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Finan...

Chi Ishobak, Inc. And The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 19, 2015 Dowagiac, MI – The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Chi Ishobak, Inc. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which Chi Ishobak will serve as the Certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) for Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. Chi Ishobak will provide ...

U.S. Treasury Awards $562,000 to Chi-Ishobak to support Tribal Communities

October 2, 2017 Dowagiac, MI – Sean Winters, Executive Director of Chi-Ishobak, announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program awarded $562,000 to the Michigan-based non-profit organization to offer products and services to build capacity for Tribal Citizens in the ...