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“Acquiring these lands represents a major step forward towards our tribal goal of preserving our culture and resources while seeking opportunities for economic development and self-sufficiency for our Tribe and people. We are grateful that there are resources in Indian Country like ILCC that could help us take a step forward in realizing this dream.”

— Tribal Chairman Emilio Valencia, Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria, California and ILCC customer.

Strengthening Native Communities and Cultures through Tribal Land Acquisition 

Indian Land Capital Company (ILCC) provides tribal governments with flexible financing to purchase lands. As an Indian-controlled Community Development Financial Institution CDFI, ILCC is uniquely positioned to provide loans that respond to the distinct needs of Indian nations.

The Visionary Leader Award for Outstanding Achievement

Gerald Sherman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Land Capital Company (ILCC) in Roscoe, Montana, was selected to receive the 2013 Visionary Leader Award. Sherman’s dedication to rebuilding Indian Country was directly born from his childhood on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, one of the most impoverished communities in the U.S.  He started the Lakota Fund, one of the first microlending institutions in the U.S. He currently serves as CEO and President of ILCC, a Native CDFI that provides alternative loan options to Indian nations for tribal land acquisition. ILCC has made more than $7 million in loans to tribes in five states that hope to return some 30,000 acres of land. Read more about the award.


Community Impact

Snoqualmie Tribe Washington

Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington

Find out how a loan from ILCC helped the Snoqualmie Tribe leverage large results for its tribal members. Learn more


Offering Loans for Tribal Land Acquisition

ILCC offers term loans and lines of credit / bridge loans to Indian nations seeking financing to acquire tribal lands.

Unlike most financial institutions, ILCC does not require land to be used as collateral for the loan but relies on the full faith and credit of the Indian nation. Learn more

Invest in Indian Country

Invest in Indian Country

ILCC provides a unique, socially-responsible, solid investment opportunity for individuals, socially-conscious investment firms, local or regional banks, funders and Indian nations. Learn more