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Dec 17, 2014, 18:16 ET

President Obama Takes Historic Steps to Expand U.S. Engagement with Cuba

In response to President Obama's announcement that the United States is re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba, Victor C. Johnson, senior...

Dec 02, 2014, 11:14 ET

Best-selling Author Malcolm Gladwell to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell will deliver the opening plenary address at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2015 Annual...

Nov 20, 2014, 21:29 ET

President Obama Keeps His Promise to the American People and Takes Action on Immigration

 In response to President Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration, Marlene M. Johnson, executive director and CEO of NAFSA:...

Nov 18, 2014, 14:18 ET

Nobel Peace Laureate and Human Rights Activist Tawakkol Karman to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

Journalist, politician, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman will speak at NAFSA: Association of International...

Nov 17, 2014, 12:36 ET

International Students Contribute $26.8 Billion to the U.S. Economy

 NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced an increase in dollars and jobs that international students and scholars bring to the...

Nov 06, 2014, 10:50 ET

Human Rights Activist and Former Child Soldier Ishmael Beah to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

Human rights activist, bestselling author, and former child soldier from Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah will speak at NAFSA: Association of...

Oct 28, 2014, 09:51 ET

First Plenary Speaker Announced for NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference: Shiza Shahid, Cofounder and Ambassador of the Malala Fund

Shiza Shahid, cofounder and ambassador of the Malala Fund, is the first publicly announced plenary speaker of NAFSA: Association of International...

Jun 26, 2014, 10:00 ET

NAFSA To Advance Tribal Enterprise Development With Key Sponsorship For RES D.C. Conference

As tribes continue working to find new sources of economic development and bring much-needed funding and resources to their reservations, the...

Apr 24, 2014, 09:00 ET

New Documentary Short 'Frozen Homeland' Is Story of Survival for Upper Peninsula-Based Tribe

 Facing the harshest winter on record, skyrocketing propane prices and some of its members choosing between food and heat, the Lac Vieux Desert...

Jan 22, 2014, 16:52 ET

NAFSA: Secretary Kerry Announces First Grant Winners At President Obama's 100,000 Strong In The Americas Partnership Launch

Recipient higher education institutions will increase numbers and diversity of study abroad participants, build collaboration throughout the...

Dec 16, 2013, 16:15 ET

NAFSA Applauds CFPB Enforcement Action against Fraudulent Lending Practices by CashCall

-Executive Director of Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) Promotes Lending Best Practices, Sovereign Tribal Law and...

Nov 12, 2013, 13:48 ET

International Students Support Job Creation and Contribute $24 Billion to U.S. Economy

New state and congressional level economic data and U.S. study abroad demographic data now available from NAFSA The 819,644 international...

Oct 22, 2013, 11:45 ET

National Congress of American Indians Joins NAFSA's Fight to Protect Sovereign Rights

Following repeated attacks on the lending businesses owned, operated, and regulated by sovereign Native American tribes, the National Congress of...

Oct 07, 2013, 09:00 ET

Governor George Rivera, Native American Leader, Joins NAFSA Board of Directors to Advance Tribal Economic Development through Online Lending

 As the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) continues fighting to preserve tribes' sovereign rights through strong...

Oct 02, 2013, 15:13 ET

Bipartisan Immigration Reform Legislation Introduced in House; NAFSA Urges Action

NAFSA: Association of International Educators today released the following statement in response to the introduction of a bipartisan, commonsense,...

Oct 01, 2013, 15:12 ET

Court Agrees: New York State Department of Financial Services Perpetuating Irreparable Harm to Indian Country

 After the Hon. Richard J. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York denied a preliminary injunction in The...

Sep 30, 2013, 10:30 ET

NAFSA Looks Forward to Continued Partnership with FDIC

 NAFSA's tribal members appreciate the FDIC's recent guidance to banks and processors which codifies the legality of doing business with online...

Sep 17, 2013, 10:30 ET

NAFSA Applauds GPTCA Resolution Supporting Online Lending, Opposing Overreach by State of New York, Reaffirming Tribal Sovereignty

-Congressional Delegations from Great Plains Region Urged to Take Action and Protect Tribal Rights-   As state and federal...

Aug 30, 2013, 10:30 ET

NAFSA Applauds OCC's Focus on Banking Successes and Opportunities in Native Communities

-Indian Country Filled with Opportunity for Banks, Community Developers-  Following the publication of the Office of the Comptroller of...

Aug 26, 2013, 12:56 ET

Tribes Involved in Native American Defense of Sovereign Rights Obtain a Court Order to Expedite the Case

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new development in Otoe-Missouria Tribe, et al. v. N.Y. State Department of Financial...