The Financial Literacy Program teaches the basics of financial education. The training covers subjects such as:
The Financial Literacy Program helps build Native communities by providing financial skills and tools for personal, family and professional decisions and planning. Through the Program, people learn the importance of healthy financial habits and are encouraged to share their financial skills with their families and communities.
Sunny Guillory is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, located in North and South Dakota. Sunny’s Lakota name, Wihenape wi’ “Rising Sun Woman,” was given to her by her grandparents, the late Reverend Innocent and Edna Goodhouse. Sunny is the mother of three and is passionate about supporting Native families in building financial assets. Sunny received her A.S. in Business Administration from Sitting Bull College and her B.S. in Business Management from the University of Mary.
Regina James, an enrolled Lummi tribal member, with 18 years’ experience working and volunteering in her tribal community. She is currently the Financial Literacy Trainer at Northwest Indian College. She is a very family oriented mother with five children and one granddaughter. She spends her summers along with her husband Co-managing the Lady Rose Canoe Club as a volunteer for over 11 years, Mentoring youth – ages 10-18 yrs.; 20 youth over 5 month period per year. Responsible for weekend trips for the youth – May through August – planning, shopping, and preparing for meals, travel logistics, lodging, fund raising for these activities, expenses, collaborating with their parents, and encouraging them to participate with their children. As the financial literacy trainer Regina is currently teaching classes to NWIC students, Middle school and High school students, and certified at the Advanced level to prepare free tax returns for Lummi community members and college students.