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...

Tribal Nations Unite to Defend Sovereign Rights

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Native American Tribes from across the United States have joined together to announce the formation of the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA). The new group has been formed to promote...

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...

Bashing Payday Lenders

A recent Wall Street Journal article discusses how Congress’s rush to punish banks and other financial institutions may actually be hurting those same low-income earners again by limiting payday lending.  Payday lend shops lend between $100 and $500 for short periods...

Native American Lending Alliance – New Guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2012 Belcourt, North Dakota – The Native American Lenders Alliance (NALA), today released a sweeping set of new best practices for its members who offer financial services across the United States. The new best practices mandate...
Montana Senator Sheds Light on Chippewa Cree’s Plain Green Loans

Montana Senator Sheds Light on Chippewa Cree’s Plain Green Loans

Because of growing restrictions on payday loans, banks and payday lenders are teaming up with American Indian businesses. Indian country offers a loophole, sovereign immunity, that shields companies from the U.S. government’s mandated interest rate caps and other...

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