Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

 

 

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS & REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

 - Election Board -
- Tribal Gaming Commission -
- Tribal Financial Services Regulatory Authority - 

ELECTION BOARD

Mission Statement

The Lac Vieux Desert Election Board, pursuant to the Tribal Constitution, will maintain clear, concise, and consistent communication to all tribal members. The Lac Vieux Desert Election Board will oversee the Election and/or Primary at all times to ensure a fair and legitimate election. 

E23960 Poplar Dr. 
PO.O Box 336 
Watersmeet, MI 49969
Phone: (906) 358-4911
 
-  Election Board Members   - 
Lisa Rogala
Tracy R. Green
Jennifer McGeshick

 

- FORMS  -

 

TRIBAL GAMING COMMISSION

The Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Gaming Commission was a established pursuant to Article IV, Section 1(j) and Section of the Lac Vieux Desert Constitution as independent governmental subdivision of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Tribal regulation and control of gaming activity within the jurisdiction of Tribe is essential for the protection of public health and welfare and the interests of the Tribe and the residents and visitors of the Tribal Community. 

 
Lead Gaming Regulator:
Ron White
906-358-4266 ext. 7270
 
Internal Auditor:
Glen Lohrey
906-358-4266 ext. 7996
 
Gaming Regulator:
Dale McGeshick
906-358-4266 ext. 7573
 
Gaming Regulator:
Tom McGeshick Jr. 
906-358-4266 ext. 7354

TRIBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Mission Statements
To Safeguard the Tribe's Sovereignty and
Right of Self-Governance through Self-Regulation


The primary mission of the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Financial Services Regulatory Authority is to license, regulate, and supervise persons, firms, business entities, and associations furnishing consumer financial services while under the tribe's jurisdiction.

To Preserve and Develop the Tribe's Role in Providing Financial

Services and To Promote Sustainable and Healthy Growth of Tribal Businesses In the case of lending institutions and consumer financial services providers, the TFSRA charge is to charter, regulate, supervise, and safeguard the interest of shareholders, members, and consumers through on-site examinations, investigations, remedial action orders and trainings. A primary activity of the TFSRA is the supervision of lending institutions to determine and ensure their compliance with all applicable consumer protection laws, regulations and policies. The TFSRA has a duty to assist in the development of the financial services industry of the tribe for the benefit of its members and the community in all ways consistent with safe and sound business practices.

To Ensure Consumer Protection and Provide a Viable Mechanism for Consumer Dispute Resolution

In the case of persons or entities that provide financial services to the public, the requirement is that these persons or entities register with the TFSRA and that the Authority ensures credit is extended to consumer in terms that are fair and in compliance with all applicable consumer protection laws, regulations and policies.

What we do:
    • Consumer Complaints

As the regulatory authority for all Tribal Financial Service providers, as well as the Vendors and Contractors that assist Tribal Financial Service providers, the TFSRA strives to ensure that Tribal Financial Services are conducted fairly and according to the applicable laws. Concerned consumers may contact the TFSRA at any time for information and assistance.
    • Investigation

To ensure all Tribal Financial Services are conducted fairly, the TFSRA has the authority to investigate consumer complaints, as well as any Tribal Financial Service provider, Vendor, Contractor, or Employee.
    • Licensing

The TFSRA is responsible to review license applications, as well as issue, revoke, suspend, and renew licenses for any Tribal Financial Services provider, Vendor, Contractor, or Employee.
    • Auditing

The TFSRA conducts routine audits of all Tribal Financial Service Providers to ensure full compliance with the Tribal Financial Services Regulatory Code and TFSRA Regulations, as well as all applicable federal laws and policy.
    • Regulation

The TFSRA has the authority to promulgate and enforce regulations to ensure the fair administration of Tribal Consumer Financial Services.
    • Prosecution

The TFSRA has the authority to prosecute people or companies that violate the Tribal Financial Services Regulatory Code as well as imposters that set out to defraud consumers by claiming to be a Tribal Financial Service provider, Vendor, Contractor, or Employee.
    • Hearings

The TFSRA may conduct administrative hearings to allow consumers a fair and impartial forum to raise their concerns and complaints against Tribal Financial Service providers, as well as a forum to allow Tribal Financial Service providers, Vendors, Contractors, and Employees to contest regulatory actions.
 
Law and Regulation:
The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Council has enacted the Tribal Financial Services Regulatory Code, as amended, to ensure the legal operation of consumer financial services.

 

The TFSRA is authorized by the Code to promulgate rules and regulations to help implement and regulate Tribal Financial Services.

CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE TRIBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY CODE

Contact Information:

Send Email to: tfsra@lvd-nsn.gov
Phone: (906) 358-4918, Lilly Williams
Fax:     (906) 358- 4957

Mailing Address:

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Tribal Financial Services Regulatory Authority
E23968 Pow Wow Trail
Watersmeet, MI 49969