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.
“The best way to improve lives in our community isn’t necessarily another program,
it’s providing the tools we need to succeed.” –Delyla Daniels, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc
“The FMA has proven to work for First Nations. It allows us to generate our own revenues,
set our own priorities, and pursue our own opportunities.” -Councillor Dalyn Bear, Whitecap Dakota First Nation.
This video was the first in the #BeyondTransfers series and originally debuted in October 2017
at a First Nations Summit one-day meeting in Vancouver, BC.
The FNTC undertook a video project profiling First Nations to celebrate their successes in using property taxation to build their economies and generate revenues. The intent was to revisit the past 25 years of First Nation property taxation in Canada and allow First Nations themselves to share how property taxation has impacted their community and what it means to them.
Chief Commissioner C.T. (Manny) Jules
Commissioner Lester Lafond
Sakej Henderson, Native Law Centre Director