Wells Fargo will pay $6.5 million to the Navajo Nation to settle the tribe’s 2017 suit that alleged a history of 'unfair, deceptive, fraudulent and illegal practices' aimed at elders and Dine language speakers.
Discussing money and finances in homes has been a taboo for many generations.
The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo Bank, alleging the financial giant pressured tribal citizens into opening accounts and signed them up for debit and credit cards without their consent.
Jackie Fielder: 'Indigenous women are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.'
Led by indigenous leaders and environmental groups, climate activists gathered outside branches of JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo in downtown Seattle, Washington, to protest their financing of tar sands pipelines
A new report from a consortium of environmental groups shows that big banks are reducing their investment in fossil fuel projects.
We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.
A coalition of Indigenous leaders and other climate activists took over 12 JP Morgan Chase branches in Seattle, Washington, for a day of protest against the financing of tar sands projects
As petroleum industry investors announced theintroduction of crude oil into the Dakota Access Pipeline, resistance continued to break out like a rash all across Indian Country.
Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
The movement to stop the controversial Dakota Access pipeline through financial activism took an important step forward.
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.
Seven banks—including Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and Citibank—will meet with Standing Rock Sioux leaders after months of intense defund-DAPL pressure.
The divestment campaign is an outgrowth of indigenous prayer gatherings and grassroots direct actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
'We can’t just stash our cash under a pile of Pendleton and Pendleton-ish blankets, can we?'
Having a 'Big Mac' attack was not an option when Brett Evertz was a youngster living on a remote ranch on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana.
The Minnesota tribe has terminated its relationship with Wells Fargo.
Matt Remle of Last Real Indians and Gyasi Ross of Indian Country Today offer a guide to divesting from the financial institutions that made the Dakota Access Pipeline a reality.
As thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents responded to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s appeal to fold up their tents for the winter, organizers turned attention toward a boycott of investment banks and other campaigns to prevent revival of the project.
Over the past few months activists opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline have ramped up pressure on the company’s financiers.
The nation’s only state bank was created to empower small farmers and local economies, but now it’s being used to silence indigenous people with militarized force.
The tribe won't do business with Wells Fargo, its longtime banker, or other institutions with financial ties to the controversial project.
The California tribe hosted a grand opening for the flagship offices on Monday, July 11.
The tribe continues to diversify its economy with an investment in Commerce State Bank of Wisconsin.
The bank has successfully participated in the BIA's Loan Guarantee, Insurance and Interest Subsidy Program for five years.
The tribe started Bay Bank in 1995 and became the sole owner in 2000.
Tribes have attracted nationwide attention by establishing online lending operations on their lands.
Funding for the loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the community development financial institutions fund at the Department of Treasury remains low.
President Obama, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and much of the chattering class are focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement that will be a major symbol of Obama’s 'pivot to Asia'—if it happens.
Former lieutenant governor Leslie Wandrie-Harjo said the money is sitting untouched in a bank.
The funds were in limbo due to a leadership dispute that was resolved more than a year ago.
Ho-Chunk Inc is now a 'major' shareholder in the bank.
Two deals to acquire banks have now fallen through.
The tribe plans to buy Mackinac Savings Bank, a bank with branches in Florida and offices in Massachusetts and Michigan.
Tribe wants Bank of America and FedEx to end their business relationships with the team.
The deposits represent the tribe's commitment to local businesses, attorney said.
But tribe still plans on entering the banking business, with an eye towards Indian housing loans.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is getting into the banking business.
"The Navajo Nation is quietly planning to access the capital markets for the first time in its history within the coming six months. Having received its first-ever bond rating in...
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is hosting a grand opening ceremony tomorrow for a new branch of its bank. The tribe bought AllNations Bank six years ago. The new...
The plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case have identified five banks -- including one owned by the Chickasaw Nation -- to hold and invest settlement funds. The plaintiffs said four banks...
The Navajo Nation lost $1.25 million on a failed egg farm, money the tribe probably won't ever get back. Diné Poultry Products Inc. proposed a $12 million egg farm on...
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan held a grand opening and reception for its new credit union. The Chippewa Eagle Federal Credit Union gained federal approval last year. It will...