NAFSA hosted unique and content-packed workshops at the Financial Services Expo. Moderated by Gary Davis, these workshops illustrated the potential of tribally-controlled online lending solutions, the challenges of overregulation, and the limitless opportunities the industry possesses. Accomplished presenters like Otoe-Missouria Tribal Chairman John Shotton, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Chairman Jim Williams Jr, Associate Professor at San Diego State University Katherine Spilde, Ph.D, as well as internationally-recognized champions of the lending and fintech space provided the engaging narrative of tribal online lending solutions.
Davis noted that he would take the message he gave to – and heard from - tribal leaders and lenders to lawmakers and agency staff in Washington, DC, as he has done in recent weeks.
"Washington will listen to us if we speak with a unified voice about the importance of this industry, as well as the importance of tribal sovereignty," Davis said.
Mr. Davis's remarks at National RES can be viewed by clicking here.
Formed in 2012, NAFSA is a 501(c)6 trade association located in Washington, D.C. that advocates for tribal sovereignty, promotes responsible financial services, and provides better economic opportunity in Indian Country for the benefit of tribal communities.
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SOURCE Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA)