Plain Green, LLC is a tribal lending entity wholly owned by the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Montana; a sovereign nation located within the United States of America, and is operating within the Tribe's Reservation.
Our goal is to create a business environment that takes into account our unique sovereign status as a federally recognized Indian Tribe and apply that status to an online lending business owned, controlled, benefiting, and operating within the exterior boundaries of an Indian Reservation.
In the future, Plain Green hopes to give scholarships to students attending Stone Child College located on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. In addition Plain Green provides revenue to our tribal government to offset the shortfalls that the Chippewa Cree Tribe endured as a result of the 2010 and 2011 floods.
Plain Green has assembled a very knowledgeable and diverse team that has come together for a common cause. Through their combined expertise, Plain Green created a business model that will bring long-term economic opportunities and stability to the Chippewa Cree Tribe.
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation was established by Executive Order on September 7, 1916, near Box Elder, Montana, where the Chippewa Cree Tribe still resides today. The tribe is federally recognized and is organized in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 and governed by its own Constitution and By-Laws which were enacted in 1935 and amended in 1973. Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation is located in Hill and Chouteau counties in northeastern Montana, about 40 miles from the Canadian border. It is the smallest reservation in the state in terms of land area with a total of 171.4 square miles which includes extensive off-reservation trust lands.
Historically the Chippewa and Cree Indians lived in bands on both sides of what now divides their aboriginal homelands, the Canadian border and the Great Lakes region. The tribe began their migration after the arrival of European settlers and only through the persistence of a few great leaders, including Chief Stone Man, were they able to secure land in Box Elder, Montana. The land was named after Chief Stone Man whose name was misinterpreted as “Rocky Boy” by Europeans. The inherent beauty of the Rocky Boy's Reservation lends spiritual sustenance to the people who live here. The natural landmarks and sacred sites give the Chippewa Cree people a place where they can practice and preserve their culture and raise their children.
The Chippewa Cree people have maintained their traditional beliefs and cultural ceremonies that have defined who they are since time immemorial. The traditional Thirst Dance, more commonly known as the Sun Dance is held the first week of July. The annual Pow-Wow Celebration and Rodeo is held during the first week of August. Other cultural events are held throughout the year and include such activities as the annual Christmas Pow-Wow, numerous round dances, ceremonial feasts, revived cultural ceremonies and cultural camps. The Chippewa Cree are a very proud and spiritual people and are committed to preserving their spiritual identity for the younger generations to come.
To learn more about our tribe, please visit www.chippewacree.org.