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.
The Small Town P.R. Playbook is a fun, accessible tool that has been specifically designed for local government and First nations community administrators who aren’t professional communicators, but are faced with these issues and challenges every day. The Playbook showcases the innovative work underway in small communities across British Columbia.
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.
Webinar: The Role of a Tax Administrator
5th Apr 2019 | by: FNTC
In this brief webinar, Instructor Deanna Honeyman reviews the role, responsibilities, relevant processes and available resources to tax administrators. Honeyman has worked with the Tzeachten First Nation, located in the Fraser Valley of B.C., for 10 years, currently serving as its Lands and Property Taxation Manager.
During this 90-minute webinar, Dr. John M.H. Kelly, Co-Director of the Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education (CIRCLE) at Carleton University, and Laura-Lee Balkwill, Policy Analyst, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, will focus on key issues in TCPS 2 Chapter 9 including community engagement, complex authority structures, capacity building and research agreements.
The First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI), funded by Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, is a joint initiative between Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that is designed to improve the relationships and enhance the capacity of participating First Nations and municipalities to engage in joint community economic development planning and initiatives. This webinar provides an overview of the CEDI program and the Stronger Together Toolkit.
In the past year, the Tulo Centre has been working with the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury. Recently a delegation came from New Zealand to meet with the Tulo Centre to discuss the formalization of a working relationship between the two research centres. The Tulo Centre is pleased to bring you this conversation where Manny Jules, Te Maire Tau, Darren Russell and Rinito Davis discuss the creation of the Alliance for Renewing Indigenous Economies and the concept of Indigenous jurisdiction.
Online Webinar Courses explore various topics regarding Land Management Framework Agreement
Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management
Framework Agreement Full Summary
Framework Agreement Executive Summary
FNLM Act Executive Summary
First Nations Land Management Act
Introduction to the Framework Agreement
Principles of the Framework Agreement
A code of conduct is an important element of good governance because it acts as a guideline for ethical decision making. It also encourages positive working relationships and acts as a reference for solving ethical issues in the workplace.
The code of conduct applies to Council, officers, employees, committee members, contractors, and agents of the First Nation and must be included in employee contracts, contracts for service, and when approving someone as an agent or to serve on the Finance and Audit Committee.