Washington Redskins and Other Team Names

  In July of 2015, the U.S. District Court in Alexandria,VA upheld United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) decision to cancel the Washington Redskins trademark registrations. The USPTO voted to cancel the trademark because it was “disparaging to Native Americans.” The NFL team’s owner has vowed never to change the name, insisting that it […]

Best Native American Children’s Books

One of the most underrated genres of children’s novels and books are Native Americans. Not very well known, Native American children’s literature portrays many experiences and tells stories of Native people. Sharing these stories with your children, whether they are Native or not, is a great way to teach them about different cultures as well […]

Native Colleges and Universities

Not many people know, but there are actually Native American colleges and universities that provide great educational opportunities. Native culture and language are essential components of a Native student’s education, and even though each of the 40 or so colleges (32 are fully accredited) educate on not only broad topics, but Native languages, history, culture, […]

5 Tips on Avoiding Foreclosure

One of the most dreaded words that can come to the mind of a home owner: foreclosure. It’s a hard thing for us to talk about, because no one ever wants to lose their home and no one wants to have to take your house. Are you receiving notices from your lender asking you to […]

Best Native American Websites

We here at 1st Tribal love being a part of the Native American culture and have found that there are also many out there that share our passion for educating and informing people. Hopefully for many of you, these websites won’t need a ton of explanation since most of them are pretty popular Native American […]

Artist Spotlight: Supaman

A little over a year ago, Supaman released his immensely popular “Prayer Loop Song” on YouTube and became an overnight sensation. But on March 12, Supaman became the first Native American musician to perform at the Googleplex, the world headquarters of Google in Mountain View, California. Google had found out that he was in the […]

2015 Gathering of Nations

April 23-25 For the past 32 years, the Gathering of Nations has grown from a small powwow, to one of the biggest in the world. As an annual festival where Native people can come together each year and celebrate their shared culture, the Gathering of Nations has also become a place where singers and dancers […]

Do I Qualify for HUD Section 184 Loans 2

Hello readers and welcome to the “Do I Qualify for HUD Section 184 Loans 2” that is an extension of our earlier article Do I Qualify for HUD Section 184 Loans part 1! We here at 1st Tribal Lending are dedicated and here to help you figure out the sometimes difficult and frustrating process of […]

Best 2015 Renovations for Your Home

If you are thinking about remodeling your home, this year is going to be a great year to do it! From renovating your kitchen, to replacing the siding of your house, this is the year to go big on home renovations. Below is a list of some of the best 2015 renovations for your home […]

Diane Humetewa: First Native American Woman Appointed as Federal Judge

Although officially happening in May of 2014, we here at 1st Tribal Lending wanted to take the time to recognize Judge Diane Humetewa, the first Native American woman to ever hold the position as a federal judge. Confirmed 96-0 to serve on the U.S. District Court for the state of Arizona, Diane Humetewa is making […]