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Poster: Restoring Indigenous Land Title: A Story of Property Ownership and Title [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

A visual account of land ownership and laws from pre-contact to present day. Includes key Supreme Court decisions such as DELGAMUUKW DECISION and TSILHQOT’IN DECISION.

Poster: Restoring Jurisdiction: A Brief History of First Nation Tax Jurisdiction [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

A visual account of the history of First Nation taxation and law from pre-contact to present day.

Full Jurisdiction
Early Initiatives
Prohibition
Modernization
Restoration
Full Jurisdiction

Webinar: Overview of First Nations Tax Jurisdiction [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2017

The First Nations Tax Commission is pleased to present this webinar which provides an overview of taxation and it's importance as a governance function. We discuss how the First Nations property tax system works and share stories from First Nations who are benefiting as a result of property taxation. We wrap up by explaining the tools and supports available through the FNTC for First Nations wishing to develop and implement a property tax system.

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.

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.

Webinar: First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA) [Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, INAC]

Publisher: 
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Year of publication: 
2014

This act requires First Nations to prepare annual audited consolidated financial statements and schedules of remuneration and expenses paid to Chief and Council. Again this is not a new requirement, it's something that is part of the funding agreements that First Nations have with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. This particular Act, is intended to provide the transparency between First Nations Citizens and their leaders and to shift the accountability bargain from First Nations to the Government of Canada more to First Nations being accountable to the people they serve.

A Guide to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management [Lands Advisory Board, LAB]

Publisher: 
Lands Advisory Board
Year of publication: 
2019

The purpose of the Framework Agreement was to recognize the inherent
right of First Nations to resume control over their lands and resources for
the use and benefit of their members without Government interference, by
replacing the land provisions of the Indian Act with First Nation made laws.

The Framework Agreement provides First Nations with the option to govern
their reserve lands outside the Indian Act. The option to regain control of
their lands and resources can only be undertaken with the consent of
the community.

Professional Fish Harvesters Act [Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, NL-DFA]

Publisher: 
Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NL-DFA)
Year of publication: 
2006

"An Act to establish the Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board and to provide the certification of professional fish harvesters."

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