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|

Canterbury and Canada combine in online Indigenous Economics course

A cohort of First Nations students from the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics in British Columbia, Canada, and students from the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand, have been studying Indigenous Economics together virtually, in a pilot course. The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre (NTRC) collaborated with the Tulo Centre to deliver a unique course in Indigenous Economics with 16 First Nation Canadian students joining a Ngāi Tahu cohort of 16 late last month. “The COMPLETE STORY

5 October, 2020|

Proposed Procedures Respecting the Approval of First Nation Local Revenue Laws, 2020

Procedures are established by the First Nations Tax Commission (Commission) to provide transparent and efficient processes for the approval of local revenue laws by the Commission to assist the Commission in fulfilling its statutory obligations under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (the “Act”). Under the Act, the Commission reviews and approves laws. Subsection 35(2) of the Act provides that the Commission may establish procedures respecting the “submission for approval” of local revenue laws and “approval of those laws.” In COMPLETE STORY

28 September, 2020|
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