Legal and Governance Resources
The Strength of Nations - and of Business
(Community Reinvestment - FRB Kansas City)
Defines the concept of sovereignty and how it impacts bank activity on
Commercial Codes: Overcoming Lending Barriers on Reservations
(Communities and Banking - FRB Boston, PDF)
Highlights efforts by some tribes to revise their commercial codes to
facilitate lending on tribal lands.
Development in Indian Country
(Community Dividend - FRB Minneapolis)
Provides an overview of the cultural and legal challenges of lending
Law and Policy Institute (offsite)
Information on federal and state Indian law, tribal law, and Native American
case law. Also available are law review articles and various documents
on related Native American subjects.
Tribal Justice Resource Center (offsite)
Established by the National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA),
provides a wide range of technical assistance services and resources relating
to the development and enhancement of American Indian and Alaska Native
Oglala Sioux and State of South Dakota sign historic lien-filing agreement.” (offsite)
Article in Community Dividend, November 2008.
By Sue Woodrow, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and Dani Daugherty, OIEED, Great Plains Office
This article describes a historic lien-filing agreement between the Oglala Sioux and State of South Dakota which is intended to facilitate business and consumer lending on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
HUD’s One Stop Mortgage Center