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Proposal: First Nation Resource Development Tax Jurisdiction

The First Nation/Resource Project Dilemma Forecasters are projecting as much as $650 billion in resource project investment in Canada over the next ten years. Canada needs this investment because provincial governments will otherwise be overwhelmed trying to meet the health […]


Welcome to the newly designed FNTC website!

The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) has taken care to update and improve the information on this site, and will continue to work to update the site to keep you informed about the FNTC services and First Nations who are […]


14 More First Nations Added to the FMA Schedule

Fourteen more First Nations have been added to the Schedule of the FMA through an amendment to the Act. There are now 138 FMA First Nations in Canada. The Canada Gazette Part II – Order Amending the Schedule to the First […]


Presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

Chief Commissioner’s presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples On September 30th 2014, Chief Commissioner Jules appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples as it continued its hearings on Bill C-428, “An Act to Amend the […]

Founder's statue in downtown Saskatoon commemorating Chief Whitecap as one of the founding fathers of the city of Saskatoon.

Whitecap Dakota First Nation: Building an economy through jurisdiction

Whitecap Dakota is a progressive First Nation with a proud culture, a strong sense of community and a passion for creating business relationships that support the community’s economic vision. With a traditional territory that extends from Saskatchewan to Manitoba, south […]


Tsilhqot’in Decision: Opportunities to expand jurisdiction

This past June, for the first time in Canadian history, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted a declaration of Aboriginal title to the Tsilhqot’in Nation. After the decision was announced, Mandell Pinder LLP published a comprehensive case summary highlighting […]

mannyThe First Nations Tax Commission is a shared-governance First Nation public institution whose primary responsibilities include ensuring the First Nation property tax system is administratively efficient, harmonized, improves economic growth, and is responsive to on-reserve taxpayers. FNTC supports First Nation taxation under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and under section 83 of the Indian Act. There are over 150 First Nations with property tax powers who are responding to community needs and providing local services to thousands of property taxpayers. On this website you can learn more about the Commission, download useful reference material, subscribe to our newsletter, learn about new regulatory changes and initiatives, and seek technical assistance in developing First Nation property taxation. We encourage you to explore the website and learn more about how First Nation property taxation is transforming First Nation economies.

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C.T. (Manny) Jules, Chief Commissioner, FNTC

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