Model Tribal Code

Model Tribal Code

First Nations Development Institute has produced a model tribal consumer protection code. With funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, First Nations worked with staff at DNA People’s Legal Services, Inc. to produce a model tribal code that can be adopted to regulate a variety of activities on reservations. The code provides a legal framework for tribes to regulate economic transactions on their reservations, including a range of credit products such as payday loans. The model tribal code also includes the following chapters:

Chapter 1 – Fair Debt Collection Practice
Chapter 2 – Privacy Protection
Chapter 3 – Motor Vehicle Warranty
Chapter 4 – Rental Purchase Agreement
Chapter 5 – Repossession of Personal Property
Chapter 6 – Repossession of Manufactured Homes
Chapter 7 – Motor Vehicle Deficiency Charges
Chapter 8 – False Advertising
Chapter 9 – Pawn Transactions/Pawn Brokers
Chapter 10 – Pyramid or Multilevel Sales

For more information about the model tribal code, please email Sarah Dewees. To download the Model Tribal Consumer Protecttion Code, visit our Knowledge Center.