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First Nations Fiscal Management Act

Fiscal Management Act Toolkit [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

Under the framework of the FMA, a First Nation creates its real property taxation system by making two laws: a First Nation Property Taxation Law and a First Nation Property Assessment Law. A First Nation must have both of these laws in place before it can levy and collect property taxes. The property assessment law establishes the property assessment system.

Sample Frameworks under First Nations Fiscal Management Act [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

More Information and Samples of Laws and By-laws.

First Nations Fiscal Management Act

Legislation
Regulations
Standards and Procedures
FNTC Policies
Sample Laws

Indian Act s.83

Legislation
Memorandum Of Understanding
FNTC Policies
Sample By-laws

Home [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

In Canada, over 30% of First Nations have property tax powers and are responding to community needs and providing local services to thousands of property taxpayers. The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) is a shared-governance First Nation public institution that supports First Nation taxation under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and under section 83 of the Indian Act.

First Nations Finance Authority Information Booklet [First Nations Finance Authority, FNFA]

Publisher: 
First Nations Finance Authority
Year of publication: 
2019

This brochure describes what FNFA can do for your First Nation. To learn more about how the FNFA
works, how you can become a borrowing member.

About the FNFA [First Nations Finance Authority, FNFA]

Publisher: 
First Nations Finance Authority
Year of publication: 
2019

The First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) is a statutory not-for-profit organization without share capital, operating under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, 2005. The FNFA’s purposes are to provide First Nations governments investment options and capital planning advice and—perhaps most importantly, access to long-term loans with preferable interest rates. The FNFA is not an agent of Her Majesty or a Crown corporation and is governed solely by the First Nations communities that join as Borrowing Members.

Beyond Transfers: A New Fiscal Relationship [Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2018

The following videos are part of the #BeyondTransfers series and debuted at the 2018 National Meeting.

“Fiscal power allows us to do what works for us.” -Tulo Centre Chair, Chief Michael LeBourdais.

Fiscal power provides decision making power, financial security and autonomy as a government and community. When a community has fiscal power, they can contribute towards service jurisdictions such as education, health, land management and other local services. It’s the foundation of the jurisdiction based fiscal relationship.

Section 49 and 55 of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act [First Nations Financial Management Board, FNFMB]

Publisher: 
First Nations Financial Management Board
Year of publication: 
2019

Section 49 and 55 of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) establishes the following legislative mandate for the FMB:

Home [First Nations Financial Management Board, FNFMB]

Publisher: 
First Nations Financial Management Board
Year of publication: 
2019

The First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) supports First Nations across Canada to build good governance and finance practices.

About FMB

We are a non-profit, First Nation organization.
Our services come at no cost to First Nations.
We only provide services when asked to by our First Nations clients.
We are independent of the Crown.

Why the FMB was formed

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