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New Documentary on Tribal Online Lending & Consumer Benefit Available Online

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Documentary on Tribal Online Lending & Consumer Benefit Available Online

The film tells the story of customers who have used tribally-owned businesses to help them address urgent financial needs, and of the tribes who operate and benefit from them.

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Huffington Post: 13 Issues Facing Native People Beyond Mascots And Casinos

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Most of the recent headlines about indigenous Americans have had to do with a certain D.C. football team, or a surpassingly dumb Adam Sandler movie, or casinos of the kind operated by the fictional Ugaya tribe on “House of Cards.” And we’re not saying these issues don’t matter. But beyond the slot machines, the movie sets and the football fields, there are other problems facing Native communities — insidious, systemic, life-or-death problems; the kinds of problems it takes years and votes and marches to resolve — that aren’t getting nearly as much...

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Federal Court Protects Rights of Native American Enterprises And Their Vendors

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Press Release, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Federal Court Protects Rights of Native American Enterprises And Their Vendors

“This decision is another victory not only for tribal lending enterprises, but for all Native American businesses that contract with outside vendors & service providers."

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NAFSA Applauds Treasury Announcement of Study on Online Lending

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in News, Press Release, Statement, Uncategorized | 0 comments

NAFSA Applauds Treasury Announcement of Study on Online Lending

NAFSA to press for Treasury research to be comprehensive and include all relevant online lending products

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Statement by Barry Brandon, Executive Director, NAFSA

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Statement | 0 comments

“Recent media reports regarding a federal indictment in Pennsylvania have highlighted allegations of a Native American Tribal Government ‘pretending’ to operate a business. Without commenting on the specifics of any particular case, we feel compelled to call attention to the fact that NAFSA represents sovereign tribes that own and operate some of the most innovative e-commerce businesses in the country. General insinuations that tribes which are engaged in their own economic development are being ‘rented’ or ‘used’ are false, and offensive to all Native Americans. The...

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