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Legal Analysis: Appeals Court Reaffirms Tribal Sovereignty in Case Involving E-Commerce

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Press Release | 0 comments

WASHINGTON, DC (October 7, 2014) – A legal analysis released today by attorneys for two Native American tribes reinforced the substantial positive aspects of a recent opinion issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which reaffirmed the tribal sovereign rights that must be weighed in assessing the propriety of the State of New York’s efforts to shut down Indian-owned businesses. Barry Brandon, Executive Director of the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA), provided the following comment on the memorandum: “The opinion is an important and positive...

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NAFSA: Federal Appeals Court Ruling Affirms Tribal Sovereignty, Acknowledges Strong Case for Ultimate Victory

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Press Release | 0 comments

WASHINGTON, DC (October 1, 2014) – After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that Native American sovereignty is a critically relevant issue to the State of New York’s attempt to shut down Indian-owned businesses, Barry Brandon, Executive Director of the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA), provided the following comment: “The decision is an important recognition of the need to ‘weigh the interests of each sovereign—the tribes, the federal government, and the state—in the conduct targeted by the state’s regulation,’ and acknowledges our...

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Indian Country Today: Al Jazeera Blew It on ‘Payday Nation’

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Indian Country Today: Al Jazeera Blew It on ‘Payday Nation’

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 story which has been woefully underrepresented in the world of partisan media and painfully biased reporting. That promise unfortunately fell flat. It wasn’t for lack of education, however. The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) has long sought to straighten out the debate regarding online tribal lending—a part of the non-bank financial services industry which millions of...

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NAFSA To Advance Tribal Enterprise Development With Key Sponsorship for RES DC Conference

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Press Release | 0 comments

-Economic Summit Brings Tribal Leaders, Other Stakeholders Together to Promote Economic Development on Reservations-  WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2014) –As tribes continue working to find new sources of economic development and bring much-needed funding and resources to their reservations, the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) is pleased to announce their platinum-level support at the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)’s 2014 RES D.C. The event, held June 24th – 26th, is part of the expansion of the NCAIED’s highly successful...

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An Open Letter to the National Consumer Law Center Setting the Record Straight on SCOTUS Bay Mills Decision

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

An Open Letter to the National Consumer Law Center Setting the Record Straight on SCOTUS Bay Mills Decision

        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 02110   Dear Mr. Ogburn, It was with great interest that I read the comments of your colleagues, Ms. Lauren Saunders and Mr. Andrew Pizor, in a Consumerist article and press release on the Supreme Court decision favoring tribes in the matter of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community. This decision has been widely heralded as a victory for Indian country, with commentary from the indigenous law...

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