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The swearing in ceremony for the newly elected members of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Committee took place on November 16, 2018 - Michelle Billy, Calvin Jilot, Rick Morsette and Michael Corcoran. Welcome new Council members! 

The Tribal Consumer Protection Bureau (TCPB) has written new rules to help the lending industry for the Chippewa Cree Tribe. In order to provide these new rules, TCPB is required to make their best efforts to make sure all tribal members are able to review them and provide comment. You can view them here.

 
Under section 10-4-110 of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Codes, the Commissioner of the Tribal Consumer Protection Bureau (“TCPB”) is authorized to draft new regulations which supplement the current lending industry rules for the Chippewa Cree Tribe.
 
The publication of this notice on June 4, 2018 begins a sixty day public hearing and comment period. During the next sixty days, anyone with an interest in the below regulations can submit a written comment offering feedback on the regulations. The written feedback must be submitted either via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via mail to:
 
Elliot Reaven
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
1200 17th St. Suite 3000
Denver, Colorado 80202
 
On August 2, 2018 a public hearing will be head at the Rocky Boys Reservation at 11:00 AM (?) to 12:30 PM (?). At the meeting, any individual affected by any proposed regulations may attend and submit oral or written feedback to be considered by the TCPB and Commissioner Fulkerson.
 
The goal of the Public Hearing is to allow any affected individual to share their position on a proposed regulation. However, at the discretion of the commissioner, an individual’s time to provide oral feedback may be limited.
 
Please direct all feedback and questions to the email address or mailing address listed above.

 

The calendar for meetings of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Committee and their Sub-Committees have merged with the master events calendar for the Chippewa Cree Wellness Coalition that coordinates human resource program activities for training, meetings, and community activities. You can find the new Master Calendar here. All meetings are held at the Chippewa Cree Tribal Chambers unless otherwise noted and times are subject to change. For up to date meeting dates and time for Business Committee/Sub-Committee meetings contact Caryn Sangrey at 406-395-5705, for up to date events, trainings and other meeting times call Elinor Nault-Wright at 406-395-4735.

Chippewa Cree Tribe encourages secondary education and recognizes employee accomplishments via its Plain Green business unit

Photo Courtesy of Plain Green, LLC. From L-R: Porfirio Zarco, Yesenia Zarco, Kayla Lodgepole, and Sharlene Yellowtail

Plain Green, LLC, a wholly-owned business of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, recently recognized five employees who are attending college while working full-time for the company.

“We understand the value of education in opening new opportunities, advancing careers and creating greater prosperity,” said Jay Abbasi, chief executive officer of Plain Green. “We also know that balancing a full-time job with school, family and other obligations requires tremendous effort and diligence.”

In support of the company’s commitment to higher education, Plain Green Loans offers full-time employees the opportunity for tuition assistance by paying up to $5,000 per year to help with college tuition, books and fees.

Five Plain Green Loans full-time employees who are enrolled in college are Kayla Lodgepole, Sharlene Yellowtail, Savannah Stump, Yesenia Zarco and Porfirio Zarco. Three of the employees were named on the Stone Child College Dean’s list for their academic achievements: Kayla Lodgepole, Sharlene Yellowtail, and Porfirio Zarco.

“We are very proud of our team members who are attending college and are continuing to provide superior customer service to our clients,” said Steve Parker, director of operations at Plain Green.   “We applaud their abilities to perform at a high level in their secondary education while balancing full-time employment.  Our company has grown to 100 employees with the majority – 70% – being tribal members. A major factor in our growth and the success of our employees is that we respect tribal traditions and believe that higher education will benefit our community on the whole.”

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