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Akisqnuk First Nation

?Akisq’nuk First Nation implements service tax to upgrade water system infrastructure for leased properties

This past year, the ?Akisq’nuk First Nation (AFN), located in the Columbia Valley near Invermere, became the first First Nation in Canada to implement a service tax under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act. ?Akisq’nuk is part of the Ktunaxa […]


First Nations Summit Chiefs-in-Assembly support a jurisdiction-based fiscal relationship for First Nations and the Crown

On June 7, 2017, First Nations in BC participated in a province-wide strategic dialogue session on defining a new fiscal relationship for First Nations and the Crown. Discussion focused on the principles of a new fiscal relationship that could support […]

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Celebrating Tulo graduates of the 2017 Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program

The 2017 graduates from the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program were recognized at a graduation celebration dinner held in their honour. In attendance were the 15 graduates, their guests, and representatives from the Tulo Centre and the First […]


Arrowhead technology and its importance to the pre-contact Secwepemc trade economy

Ed Jensen, from Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, grew up in a big family and spent much of his time as a young boy playing with things he made himself. He started bow-making in his backyard, progressively evolving his creations, making them […]

Jesse James

Tulo student profile: Jesse James, class of 2017 valedictorian Shxw’ow’hamel First Nation tax administrator

Shxw’ow’hamel First Nation’s tax administrator Jesse James was in the 2015/2016 cohort for the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration and graduated from the program earlier this month. Three years ago, Jesse was hired by Shxw’ow’hamel as the band administrator […]


First Nations Gazette: Two decades of supporting the legal voice of First Nations

On June 21, 2017, the First Nations Gazette ( celebrates its 20th anniversary. For the past two decades, The First Nations Gazette (FNG) has been supporting the legal voice of First Nations and continues in its role supporting the emerging voice of […]

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About FNTC

Under About FNTC, learn about the Commission’s mission and mandate, FNTC’s Commissioners, services and working relationships, as well as the logo and heraldic emblems.

Property TaxationUnder Property Taxation, learn about First Nation property taxation, the two regulatory frameworks used by First Nations for property taxation, and access toolkits with all the tools and steps needed to implement a property taxation system under the FMA or s.83.

NewsIn the News section, read FNTC news and announcements, as well as articles about building First Nations economies, expanding First Nations jurisdiction and success stories from First Nations that are experiencing success as a result of property taxation.

ResourcesUnder Resources, access guides and information booklets, past FNTC presentations, a map of First Nations with property tax jurisdiction in Canada, a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, and FNTC’s quarterly newsletter Clearing the Path.

In Canada, over 25% 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.

The purpose of the FNTC goes far beyond property tax and local revenues. The FNTC is also about creating the legal, administrative and infrastructural framework necessary for markets to work on First Nation lands, creating a competitive First Nation investment climate, and using economic growth as the catalyst for greater First Nation self-reliance.

The FNTC ensures the First Nations tax system is operating efficiently, is well coordinated, improves economic growth for First Nations, and is responsive to on-reserve taxpayers. We assist First Nations in creating laws and by-laws, as well as provide training and dispute resolution services.

We encourage you to explore the website and learn more about how First Nation property taxation is transforming First Nation economies.

Thanks again for visiting.

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

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