The Native American Financial Services Association represents the interests of Native American owned financial services providers
Protecting Native American sovereign rights and creating economic opportunities in Indian Country. We are NAFSA.
By working together, we can provide much-needed economic opportunity and development to Indian Country for the benefit of our tribal communities.
The Key Missions Of NAFSA Include:
To protect and preserve the sovereignty of Native American tribes while offering an unprecedented opportunity for tribal economic growth.
Growing Opportunity for Indian Country in the Financial Services Industry
Advancing Financial Literacy in Tribal Communities
Increasing Career Opportunities for Native Americans in the Financial Services Industry
NAFSA NEWS & UPDATES
NAFSA Applauds GPTCA Resolution Supporting Online Lending, Opposing Overreach by State of New York, Reaffirming Tribal Sovereignty
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As state and federal authorities across the country overstep their legal boundaries and infringe on Native Americans' status as sovereign entities, tribes are speaking up in support of their rights, including the...read more
WASHINGTON (August 30, 2013) -- Following the publication of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) August 2013 Community Development Investments e-zine, entitled "Extending Credit in Indian Country," The Native American Financial Services Association...read more
Tribes Involved in Native American Defense of Sovereign Rights Obtain a Court Order to Expedite the Case
WASHINGTON, DC (August 26, 2013) – In a new development in Otoe-Missouria Tribe, et al. v. N.Y. State Department of Financial Services, et al., where two federally-recognized Native American tribes are suing the Department and its Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky to...read more
Despite a clear precedent in last year’s victory by tribal lenders against Colorado regulators, New York state authorities are mounting yet another attempt to erode tribal sovereign rights to operate businesses without state interference. New York’s banking czar,...read more
Two American Indian Tribes said they sued New York state’s financial regulatory agency and its head over his crackdown on businesses that do lending over the Internet, some of which are tribally-owned. A lawsuit seeking a court order against Benjamin Lawsky,...read more