The First Nations Tax Commission partnered with the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics to develop materials and deliver a workshop for Ontario First Nations on the topic of Implementing FMA taxation systems in Ontario.
This workshop is designed for First Nations that are interested in establishing tax jurisdictions, have cottage leases on their lands, have commercial leases or casinos, currently charge fees for services or are interested in other opportunities for First Nation tax jurisdiction.
The participants at the workshop represented the communities of Chippewas of Georgina Island, Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point, Chippewas of the Thames, Fort William, Mississauga, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Oneida Nation of the Thames and Wasauksing.
FNTC Chief Commissioner C.T. (Manny) Jules provided opening comments, with the Tulo Centre providing information on the history and benefits of First Nation Taxation and the FMA.
The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation provided a small presentation on their experience in getting into property taxation, which was well received by workshop participants.
Workshop participants asked many questions and commented at the end of the session that the workshop was excellent and provided a lot of important information.
FNTC and the Tulo Centre will be delivering three more regional workshops in the upcoming months:
- Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Alberta
Nov 2, 2017 – Edmonton AB
- Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Atlantic Canada
Jan 25th, 2018 – Halifax, NB
- Expanding FMA Tax Systems to Support a Jurisdiction Based Fiscal Relationship
Feb 15th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC
For more information or to register, please contact:
250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682