Banking program hires manager
The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, a Bank On organization, has appointed JR Webster, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, as manager of its efforts to improve banking access for the state’s Native Americans.
Like others throughout the country, the Oklahoma coalition is a locally led partnership that involves public officials from cities, state and federal agencies, tribal governments, financial institutions and community organizations to achieve that goal, and its officials said Webster was hired using dollars provided by the Bank On Fellows initiative, which received a good chunk of initial financial support from Wells Fargo.
“ONAC is grateful for this support to create the first Native-led Bank On coalition in the country,” said Christy Finsel, the coalition’s executive director and a member of the Osage Nation.
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