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    Big Picture Loans, LLC is a leading online tribal lender that helps consumers meet their emergency financial needs quickly and easily.  
    Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
    We offer a simple and safe online option with short-term installment loans to those with damaged credit. 
     
    Many consumers across the United States experience financial trouble during their adult lives. Those financial troubles sometime result in damaged credit. We strive to help those consumers with damaged credit by offering tribal loans to those often under-served by traditional lending institutions. We provide consumers with the money they need, when they need it with an added benefit of allowing repayment over time.
     
    Our customers appreciate our solution to their financial emergencies.  You can read some of our customers reviews.
     
    We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Tribal Economic Development Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned and operated economic arm and instrumentality of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (“Tribe”), a federally recognized Indian tribe.
     
    As a tribal owned company, we have funded more than $400 million in installment loans, helping more than 125, 000 people since 2016.

    We are led by a strong management team with vast experience in the financial services industry. 
     
    Big Picture Loans’ online consumer loan business is specifically authorized by Tribal law. Big Picture Loans maintains a valid Financial Services License issued by the Tribal Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“Authority”). You can learn about the authority here http://www.lvd-nsn.gov/tfsra.html .
     
     
     
    Tribal History
    Early accounts of Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

     

    1600's

    Early accounts of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians ("Tribe") date back to the 1600's, when French missionaries wrote of wintering with the Tribe. The Tribal members were recognized for achieving sustainability through fishing, hunting, and gathering natural foods.

    Tribal members return to Ketegitigaaning.

     

    1850's

    After the treaty of 1854, a large portion of the Tribal members returned to their original village of Ketegitigaaning. When the ceded Indian lands were placed on public sale, the members of Ketegitigaaning pooled part of the yield of their winter hunting, and took the furs to the Public Land Office to purchase back the land they were living on.

    Tribe recognized as a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

     

    1980’s

    Residing in Watersmeet, Michigan, the Tribe was previously recognized as a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. In 1988, after more than two decades of effort by the Tribe, US President Reagan signed the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Act 25 U.S.C. 1300(h), ("Act") granting status to the Tribe as a federally recognized Indian tribe. The Act officially recognized the Tribe as a separate sovereign nation apart from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, governed by its own constitution and bylaws.

    Tribe's reservation exists within the beautiful landscape of Watersmeet, Michigan.

     

    Today

    Presently, the Tribe's reservation exists within the beautiful landscape of Watersmeet, Michigan. Aptly named, Watersmeet is home to the boundaries where three major watersheds meet: the Mississippi River, the Wisconsin River, and Lake Michigan. The inherent traits of such a destination made Watersmeet a natural travel and trade hub. As such, it has been a historically significant location for fur traders, explorers, miners, and loggers. Today, the Tribe strives to preserve the integrity of this land for future generations to enjoy.

    News About Big Picture Loans and The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

    20 YEARS OF GIVING

    For more than 20 years The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has been contributing to their local community. Through a treaty agreed upon by the The Tribe, they agreed to give 2% of the income derieved from Tribal businesses to local causes. On Monday March 5, 2019 The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa annouced the presentation of nearly $140,000 to local townships and school districts. To read more about how LVD is helping local communities grow and thrive click here.
     
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