Turtle Mountain tribe launches online loan service

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa has teamed up with a financial service company run by a former Google executive to launch an online lending business. The tribally-owned BlueChip Financial opened an office in Belcourt July 5 with 12 employees. Additional hiring is...
Groups Join Forces to Protect Native American Lenders

Groups Join Forces to Protect Native American Lenders

The Native American Lending Alliance and the Native American Fair Commerce Coalition have merged into a new organization, the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA). Two Native American groups that have pushed back against criticism of American Indian...

Helping Indian Tribes

The New York Times Helping Indian Tribes February 12, 2012 “An Indian Reservation in Crime’s Deadly Grip” (front page, Feb. 3) correctly draws attention to the problems of Indian reservations in the United States. Especially striking was the statistic that more than...

Women in U.S. Indian Country face challenges

In a trust.org blog post, Billi A. RainingBird-Morsette, chief executive officer of Plain Green, LLC, Native American Lending Alliance and Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy discusses her opinions on the tragedies taking place in Indian Country. Housing shortages,...
Indian Tribes Welcome Ruling On Sovereignty

Indian Tribes Welcome Ruling On Sovereignty

The Associated Press published a release discussing the Colorado court ruling that tribes cannot be held in contempt for not responding to administrative subpoenas from the state in civil cases.   The Native American Lending Alliance says that this ruling means that...
NYT Letter to the Editor: Helping Indian Tribes

NYT Letter to the Editor: Helping Indian Tribes

A tribal chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and a board member of the Native American Lending Alliance contributed the New York Times on February 12th, discussing how the article “An Indian Reservation in Crime’s Daily Grip” correctly...

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