Imagine having to drive 50 miles to cash your paycheck. In this stop on the cross-country tour, Ernie Harrison visits Kyle, S.D. where banks have historically ignored the financial needs of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
He talks to Lakota FCU about the challenges of being the first credit union on the 3,500-square-mile reservation. Learn how Lakota FCU convinced the NCUA to grant its charter, with 60 percent of residents having never opened a savings account, and take a ride on the Rolling Rez, a mobile banking bus nicknamed “Big Bertha,” that delivers services to members in Pine RIdge.
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