One thing that is clear is that Banks do not like investing and providing mortgages on Indian Reserves. This will change with a treaty.

The treaty provides us with the tools required to participate in the financial mainstream. Banks may not understand treaty, but they understand and can work with the tools that a treaty gives us. For example, banks understand what fee simple lands are. They need to be shown that the treaty gives us fee simple lands. Banks understand the certainty of tax revenues. They need to understand that treaties give us tax revenues. So, like us, banks will need to be made aware of the financial tools that a treaty gives us.