Bankshot Episode 46 Report: Ignored by banks, Indigenous communities build their own financial system

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As seen from the air, the land is an expansive, grayish-brown terrain cracked open by the winding Missouri River with scattered clusters of black dots. On the ground, the dots become cows — so many cows — and the land becomes a roiling sea of prairie grass heaving under currents of wind you can see coming and going from miles in every direction. The reservation covers some 4,200 square miles in north-central South Dakota; it is the
fourth-largest Indigenous reservation in the continental United States. Officially, it is home to some 8,000 people, though census figures systemically undercount Indigenous communities...

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Pederson, Brendan. July 14, 2021. Ignored by banks, Indigenous communities build their own financial system. American Banker.

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