Category Archives: News And Events

Native American Bank Provides $5 Million For New Habitat For Humanity Of Metro Denver Headquarters

Denver, CO—Native American Bank, N.A. (NAB) provided a $5 million loan for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (Habitat Metro Denver) to renovate the future headquarters for its affordable homeownership programs. This new, central headquarters will consolidate office and warehouse staff into one location, creating efficiencies that will allow Habitat Metro Denver to better serve […]

Native American Bank, Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Yancy Retires With Legacy Of Compassion

NAB’s beloved Jamie Yancy retired officially on April 5 as EVP/COO of Native American Bank. Yancy, as everyone calls him, is known as a nurturer. He builds and paves a path for those that will follow. He is a connector and mobilizer, who can see the big picture along with the minute details that get […]

Native American Bank Lends To Growing Indigenous Fashion Company

Denver, CO—Native American Bank, N.A. (NAB), a national Native-owned community development bank and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), provided an Indigenous fashion company a $150,000 loan to support its growing business. Ginew is the first Native-owned denim collection in the country, which was founded in Portland, Oregon by Dr. Amanda Bruegl (Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee) and Dr. […]

Native American Bank Awarded ‘Government Impact Deal Of The Year’ In Tribal Financing

Pictured left to right: Shannon Ward, Chief Lending Officer of Native American Bank, Bill Trepanier, Secretary Treasurer of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, Ernest Vargas, Founding Director of KOSO Strategies, LLC, and Joel Smith, President, Community Development Division, Native American Bank Bank facilitated financial collaboration to fund $45M […]

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Statement on the closing of Silicon Valley Bank

March 13, 2023 As many of you may have read, last Friday, March 10th, the FDIC closed Silicon Valley Bank due to unique liquidity events they were experiencing. Native American Bank does not have any relationship with Silicon Valley Bank and we do not foresee any development from this situation negatively impacting our day-to-day business […]

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Coronavirus Covid-19 Financial Readiness

Native American Bank is monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 closely and is prepared to support our customers and employees during this time. Our branches remain open and our staff is poised and ready to serve your financial needs. As in the past, you can count on us in times of uncertainty. A reminder: Online eBanking ( and […]

Native American Bank 20th Anniversary Virtual Panel

20th Anniversary Virtual Panel

In 2021 Native American Bank (NAB) celebrated its 20th anniversary and marked the event with a virtual panel. Panelists included Cristina Danforth, Lance Morgan, and Derrick Watchman, all are members of the bank’s Board of Directors or holding company. The panel was moderated by NAB’s President and CEO, Tom Ogaard. Watch this video to learn […]

Bank of America Invests in NAB

We are excited to announce Bank of America has invested in Native American Bancorporation, the holding company of Native American Bank, for a 4.9% ownership stake. We are thrilled to welcome Bank of America to support our efforts to deliver financial resources that help sustain economic opportunities in the communities we serve. The pandemic took […]

Native American Bank, N.A. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2021 marks our 20th Anniversary for Native American Bank. On October 29, 2001 Native American Bankcorporation purchased Blackfeet National Bank, which at that time was an $18-million-asset institution. The acquired bank restructured and became Native American Bank, N.A. (NAB). Fast forward 20 years, and NAB is proud to be continuing the work of one of […]

Native American Bank, N.A. (NAB) And Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) Stand In Solidarity With Black Communities.

Native American Bank, N.A. (NAB) is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and the only national American Indian owned community development bank in the country. We prioritize providing quality banking and financial services to communities that have been historically underserved and impacted by systematic bias. As a member of the Community Development Bankers Association […]