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Tribes receive $63 million from HUD for housing and community projects
Tribes receive $63 million from HUD for housing and community projects (August 7, 2019)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians welcomed a $700,000 grant to expand its food distribution program.


Appeals court turns back attack on tribal lending operation
Appeals court turns back attack on tribal lending operation (July 5, 2019)

Online lending businesses owned by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians are entitled to sovereign immunity, a federal appeals court ruled.


Appeals court appears skeptical of attack on tribal lending operation
Appeals court appears skeptical of attack on tribal lending operation (May 8, 2019)

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals doesn't hear from Indian Country often but it was hard to tell as a closely-watched tribal case came up for consideration.


'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court
'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court (May 6, 2019)

Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.


James Williams: Don't diminish our success with 'rent-a-tribe' slur
James Williams: Don't diminish our success with 'rent-a-tribe' slur (August 28, 2018)

It is sad in this day and age that some people believe American Indian tribes are incapable of addressing their people’s basic needs.


Bad River Band seeks answers after police officer shoots and kills 14-year-old boy
Bad River Band seeks answers after police officer shoots and kills 14-year-old boy (November 10, 2017)

Tribes are reaching out to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa after a 14-year-old citizen was shot and killed by a police officer in Ashland County, Wisconsin.


Lac Vieux Desert Band bolsters lending business with acquisition of service firm
Lac Vieux Desert Band bolsters lending business with acquisition of service firm (January 27, 2016)

Chairman James Williams said the purchase will enable the tribe to continue growing its economy.


Lac Vieux Desert Band won decision affecting car title loan firm
Lac Vieux Desert Band won decision affecting car title loan firm (September 29, 2015)

Sovereign Lending Solutions charged interest rates that wouldn't otherwise be allowed under Michigan state law.


Jane Daugherty: Tribal e-commerce continues to draw scrutiny
Jane Daugherty: Tribal e-commerce continues to draw scrutiny (March 26, 2015)

American Indians have a long history of having to adjust to forced changes to their way of life.


James Williams: Lac Vieux Desert Band regulates online lending
James Williams: Lac Vieux Desert Band regulates online lending (March 6, 2015)

We’re proud that 92 percent of our customers express satisfaction and would use our services again.


Lac Vieux Desert Band relies on revenue from lending business
Lac Vieux Desert Band relies on revenue from lending business (March 2, 2015)

According to The Washington Post, 42 percent of the tribe's budget comes from online loans.


Tribes withdraw Internet lending lawsuit after losing decision
Tribes withdraw Internet lending lawsuit after losing decision (November 4, 2014)

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians said fighting the state of New York consumed 'considerable resources.'


Law Article: Clash of competing sovereigns in tribal lending case
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Law Article: Clash of competing sovereigns in tribal lending case (October 6, 2014)

Attorneys discuss decision from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affecting tribal online loan businesses.


NAFSA puts a positive spin on decision in tribal lending lawsuit
NAFSA puts a positive spin on decision in tribal lending lawsuit (October 2, 2014)

The law firm that represents the tribes in the case also called it a victory.


2nd Circuit rebuffs tribal online lenders in dispute with New York
2nd Circuit rebuffs tribal online lenders in dispute with New York (October 1, 2014)

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians claim the state lacks authority over their businesses.


Tribes seek expedited appeal in  New York online lending suit
Tribes seek expedited appeal in New York online lending suit (October 8, 2013)

Two tribes are appealing a federal judge's order that subjects their online lending businesses to state laws in New York.


Indian-owned online lending firm hit with lawsuit in Arkansas
Indian-owned online lending firm hit with lawsuit in Arkansas (October 2, 2013)

Western Sky Financial, an Internet lending business owned by a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is facing yet another lawsuit in another state.


Judge rebuffs tribal online lenders in case against New York
Judge rebuffs tribal online lenders in case against New York (October 1, 2013)

A federal judge has refused to stop the state of New York from taking actions that affect online lenders operated by two tribes.


Otoe-Missouria Tribe sees  benefits from Internet  lending  firms
Otoe-Missouria Tribe sees benefits from Internet lending firms (September 16, 2013)

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma says its two online lending firms are generating jobs and revenues.


Tribal online lenders off to court in lawsuit against New York
Tribal online lenders off to court in lawsuit against New York (September 11, 2013)

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma and the e Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan are in federal court today to defend their online lending businesses