This article originally appeared in Indian Country Today By Barry Brandon Al Jazeera America’s recent series “Payday Nation” had so much promise to get the facts right and tell a side of the...
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians June 9, 2014 Mr. Willard P. Ogburn, Executive Director National Consumer Law Center 7 Winthrop Square Boston, MA...
Learn more about NY Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky’s unlawful discrimination against Native American Tribes
The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) formed in 2012 to protect and advocate for Native American sovereign rights and enable tribes to offer responsible online lending products. Through the protection of consumer rights and tribal sovereignty, NAFSA provides vital services to tribal governments serving the underbanked with better short term financial services, furthering economic development opportunities in Indian Country.
We remain hopeful that the Federal government, regulators, and the electorate will join with us to help safeguard the solemn right of Native American people to protect our culture and livelihood. We are hopeful that these audiences will join us in opposing any actions that will impede Native Americans from protecting our rights of self-determination to the fullest extent of the law. Finally, we are hopeful that working together, we can provide much-needed economic opportunity and development to Indian Country for the benefit of our tribal communities.
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