Statement by Chief Commissioner C.T. (Manny) Jules on the passing of Chief Tom Bressette

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Chief Tom Bressette. On behalf of everyone at the First Nations Tax Commission, I wish to send my deepest condolences to his family, the members of Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point, and everyone lucky enough to call "Big Tom" a friend. We fondly remember his larger-than-life presence, personality, laugh, voice, and leadership. But he also has left behind a larger-than-life legacy for his family, community, Ontario COMPLETE STORY

17 January, 2022|

FNTC to Support Taxing First Nations with OSRICI Application

On June 9, 2021, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) launched the “Own Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities Initiative” (OSRICI), designed to provide support to Indigenous communities that have suffered a decline in own-source revenue (OSR) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. OSR includes property taxes, local revenues and other First Nation government revenues from agreements, businesses, and other sources. The OSRICI is providing $332.8 million in funding to partially offset declines in own-source revenues so that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis COMPLETE STORY

5 July, 2021|

Statement by Chief Commissioner C.T. (Manny) Jules regarding the discovery on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Canadians are shocked and saddened by the discovery last week of the remains of 215 children buried on the site of the former grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, located within the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc. The offices of the First Nations Tax Commission are just a few hundred meters from this tragic grave site. I am certain this will now become a forensic investigation. This school was under Roman Catholic administration from 1890 until 1969. In the 1950’s COMPLETE STORY

1 June, 2021|
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