Over the past two years, the FNTC has undertaken a video project profiling First Nations to celebrate their successes in using property to share how property taxation has impacted their community and what it means to them.
The goals of capturing these community success stories are to:
- Provide a platform for First Nations to tell their story of how property tax has made a difference in their community.
- Utilize stories from First Nations to demonstrate how property tax supports economic development on a daily basis in First Nation communities.
- Show how First Nations provide and maintain infrastructure and address the needs of members, residents, visitors, and businesses.
- Show how adequate infrastructure capacity for First Nations supports existing and new development, including closer coordination between economic development and capital improvements programming.
These community success stories feature contributions from tax administrators, leaders, community members and taxpayers. The videos also reflect the diverse nature of the communities that have benefited from property tax in terms of size of community, geographic location, and type of taxpayer (residential, commercial and utilities).