Student Spotlight: Sue Ellis, Akisqnuk First Nation

Sue Ellis, Finance Supervisor, Akisqnuk First Nation. Why did you sign up to take the Certificate in First Nation Taxation Administration Program? The role of tax administrator fell into my lap after our Sr. Finance Officer left. I didn’t know what I was doing the first year and am so thankful for all the help that I received from Nicole Casimel at TAS, Marie Potvin and Tracey Simon at FNTC. I could NOT have done it without these ladies’ help. FULL STORY

2020-07-05T15:34:49-07:00June 26th, 2020|

Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration

The Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration provides the knowledge and skills needed to design and operate a taxation system using the powers outlined in the First Nation Fiscal Management Act. It examines how First Nation government tax policies can be used to promote economic development and finance and build infrastructure. The program pays particular attention to communicating tax policies and laws to Chief and Council and taxpayers. Other skills developed in the program are establishing legal framework, managing the FULL STORY

2020-07-05T16:21:00-07:00October 18th, 2019|

Tulo student profile: Annamarie Demchuk

Annamarie (Morin) Demchuk, class of 2018 valedictorian, Enoch Cree Nation tax administrator, is a member of the Enoch Cree Nation located just outside the city of Edmonton, AB.  She has a strong background in education and business and holds an MBA. Anna strongly believes in lifelong learning, having recently graduated from the Tulo Centre with a Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration. She was named class valedictorian by her fellow cohort members and was proud to walk hand-in-hand with her FULL STORY

2020-07-05T16:38:07-07:00June 13th, 2018|

Westbank First Nation: Using property tax revenues to build a vibrant future

Recently Clearing the Path had the opportunity to meet with Ernest Jack, surveyor of taxes for Westbank First Nation (WFN) to discuss how property tax revenues are helping the First Nation achieve community visions. Westbank First Nation has a long taxation history under a local government services model used by many municipalities. Adapting this local government services model into a hybrid model proved a wise decision and WFN is now able to direct tax dollars to services and infrastructure that FULL STORY

2020-07-05T16:38:58-07:00September 26th, 2017|

Tulo student profile: Delyla Daniels

Delyla Daniels is a member of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) nation, sits as president of the Kamloopa Powwow Society, a member of the Sk’elep School Parents Advisory Council and works as leasing agent for band corporations. Delyla is currently taking a Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration (CFNTA), which is helping her with best practices, in-depth knowledge, and practical training. Recently Clearing the Path had the opportunity to sit down with Delyla to learn more about her experience as FULL STORY

2020-07-05T16:39:17-07:00September 26th, 2017|

?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 nation and is home to 300 members in the Columbia Valley, near Columbia Lake. The First Nation was one of the first to enter the FMA with laws developed in 2008. The new service tax will cover the cost of FULL STORY

2020-07-06T08:41:00-07:00July 11th, 2017|

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 and as the organization transitioned, he also began serving as the tax administrator. Jesse is a member of Peguis First Nation in Manitoba and has lived in BC for most of his life. Jesse was chosen by his fellow classmates FULL STORY

2020-07-05T16:40:22-07:00July 11th, 2017|

Tulo Student Profile: Gailene William

The Williams Lake Indian Band understands the importance of increasing source revenues as federal funding remains stagnant and even dwindles. Without additional funds, the band cannot grow or plan for the future. Own source revenue in the forms of taxation plays a vital role. In Williams Lake, Gailene William is taking on this role in addition to her job as the payroll/benefits administration clerk. Recently, we were able to sit down with Gailene and get her perspective on Tulo and Taxation. FULL STORY

2020-07-06T08:42:38-07:00April 10th, 2017|