- WELCOME TO FIRST NATIONS TAX COMMISSION
The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) is an Indigenous Institution that supports First Nation governments in implementing property tax systems and expanding their jurisdiction.
We are here to promote an understanding of the real property taxation systems of First Nations, develop training programs for First Nation real property tax administrators, and build capacity in First Nations to administer their taxation systems.
The FNTC provides helpful tools including sample laws and by-laws, standards and policies, support and training to ensure First Nations are benefiting from their property tax systems and that property taxpayers are receiving high quality services.
FNTC MISSION: To assist First Nation governments to build and maintain fair and efficient property tax regimes, and to ensure those First Nation communities, and their taxpayers, receive the maximum benefit from those systems.
This website contains a wealth of information, for both current FMA First Nations and taxpayers, and those seeking to start the process. There are many examples of success stories and creative approaches to building economies throughout the pages of the site.
We at FNTC encourage you to to explore and learn about the possibilities of taxation revenues available to First Nations under the FNFMA (Fiscal Management Act).
First Nation governments want their own institutions. Ones that they design and develop that promote economic growth, creating vibrant economies.
C.T. (Manny) Jules
Chief Commissioner, FNTC
The FMA provides legal authority and an administrative framework for First Nation governments to collect property tax and other fiscal governance tools.
Section. 83 TOOLKIT
Under section 83 of the Indian Act, a First Nation may make by-laws for taxation of land or interests in land on a reserve.
First Nations and individuals across the country are using fiscal power to expand their jurisdiction and create wealth. Hear their stories here.
FMA FIRST NATIONS
This map is interactive, with over 150 FMA Scheduled First Nations listed to date:
Hover, (touch) over the directory listings will centre the map marker in the viewport. Clicking will zoom into the listing. The marker is centre screen. Clicking the marker zooms in further and provides an information panel about the listing.
Hover, click over a province will zoom in to the markers in it.
Hovering on markers will show a First Nation’s name tooltip, clicking the marker will zoom in with information about that First Nation. (Not all have info to date. We are updating the map on a daily basis.)
You can also use mouse scroll-wheel: forward to zoom in; backward to zoom out, and ‘left-click-hold’ to pan.
To regain control of our economic destiny, First Nations must have the tools to manage and guide our new direction. The Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics is the place where that knowledge is shared.
The partnership between the First Nations Tax Commission, the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics and the Thompson Rivers University facilitates the transfer of best practices and knowledge for First Nations economic potential.
First Nations Leading the Way.
Annual Conference of The First Nations Institutions and The Lands Advisory Board
This conference showcases First Nations at the forefront of expanding jurisdiction and highlights their achievements using First Nation-led agreements and legislation to improve their economies through greater fiscal independence, improved financial management, debenture financing, and sound land governance.
It will also be an opportunity for First Nations to learn more about how the First Nation Institutions and the Lands Advisory Board can support and enhance innovations in First Nations fiscal relations.