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Infrastructure

Commercial and Business Law Developments in Indian Country (PDF)
By: R. Reid LeBeau, Lockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP

Model Tribal Secured Transaction Act (PDF)
By: Susan Woodrow, Community Affairs Project Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Helena, MT Branch

A Super Model: New Secured Transactions Code Offers Legal Uniformity, Economic Promise for Indian Country
This article appeared in the Community Dividend March 2006, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Secured Transactions Codes: An Important Tool for Tribal Economic and Housing Development
This article appeared in the Community Dividend September 2004, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Crow Nation is First to Adopt Model Secured Transactions Code
This article appeared in the Community Dividend July 2006, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Crow Nation - State of Montana Sign UCC Filing Compact
This article appeared in the Community Dividend May 2008, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Oglala Sioux - State of South Dakota Sign Historic Lien Filing Agreement
This article appeared in the Community Dividend November 2008, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Uniform Law Commission's Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act and Implementation Guide

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association
MAIBA members support each other professionally and personally, mentor law students and young lawyers, network about job and volunteer opportunities, raise and award scholarship money for law students, provide education about Indian law issues, and support Indian law causes.

Borrowing Trouble: Predatory Lending in Native American Communities (PDF)
First Nations Development Institute 2008 Report - Learn how payday, tax refund, and car title loans impact Indian Country.

DeCoteau: The new money changers (PDF)
Indian Country Today Article 4-28-08

A Tribal Leader's Guide to Launching an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign (PDF)
First Nations Development Institute 2005

Borrowed Time: Use of Refund Anticipation Loans Among EITC Filers in Native American Communities (PDF)
First Nations Development Institute - Native Assets Research Center Research Report 2009