First Nations who have chosen to work beyond the Indian Act are coming together to set the stage for the next generation of First Nations led initiatives that will support our jurisdiction and expanded government powers for Indigenous communities.
This is an important meeting and all First Nations participating in the Fiscal Management Act (FMA) and the Framework Agreement (FA) and scheduled First Nations are urged to ensure that they send a delegate representing their community to be a part of the collective voice of these leading First Nations.
“Our Lands, Our Jurisdiction, Our Institutions: First Nations Leading the Way” will be a two-day meeting with an opening reception held on May 15-17, 2018 at the River Rock Hotel and Casino in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Currently 276 First Nations, from all regions in Canada, are participating in either the FMA or the FA. At this pivotal time in history, this meeting will showcase trailblazing First Nations at the forefront of expanding jurisdiction and will highlight their achievements in working beyond the Indian Act.
The forum will showcase First Nations at the forefront of expanding jurisdiction and will highlight their achievements in using First Nation-led agreements and legislation to improve their economies through greater fiscal independence, improved financial management, debenture financing, and sound land governance.
It will also be an opportunity for First Nations to learn more about how the First Nation Institutions and the Lands Advisory Board can support and enhance innovations in First Nations fiscal relations with the Crown.
For more information on the national meeting, please visit www.FNLeadingtheWay.ca