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Category: At the CFPB | Category: Policy and compliance |

Working with tribal governments

It’s crucial that our work meets the needs of consumers in Indian Country and respects the unique relationship between the federal government and tribal nations. Today we’re announcing our new tribal consultation policy, along with our new email address where tribal governments can contact us: Part of our commitment to protecting consumers across the […]

Category: At the CFPB | Category: Policy and compliance |

Partnering in an information sharing agreement with the Navajo Nation to protect tribal consumers

One way we further our mission to protect consumers is through appropriately sharing with state and local law enforcement agencies information that CFPB has gathered. Today, we’re announcing a new dimension in our ongoing sharing efforts. The CFPB recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice, setting out a […]

Category: Info for consumers | Category: Policy and compliance |

Protecting funds from the <em>Cobell v. Salazar</em> settlement

Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans started getting the first payments last week as part of a long-awaited settlement with the federal government over its management as trustee of Individual Indian Money Accounts. The settlement, commonly known as Cobell v. Salazar, means the arrival of funds for Native Americans across the country. Cash payments like […]