• IN THEIR OWN WORDS: COMMUNITY SUCCESS STORIES

The FNTC undertook a video project profiling First Nations to celebrate their successes in using property taxation to build their economies and generate revenues.

The intent was to revisit the past 25 years of First Nation property taxation in Canada and allow First Nations themselves to share how property taxation has impacted their community and what it means to them.

Campbell River First Nation

Kwaw kwaw Apilt, Leq’ a: mel, Skowkale and Aitchelitz

Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band

Penticton Indian Band

Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Shxw’ow’hamel First Nation

Siksika First Nation

Shackan Indian Band

Skeetchestn Indian Band

Songhees First Nation

Squamish Nation

Squiala First Nation

Sumas First Nation

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc

Tzeachten First Nation

Westbank First Nation

White Bear First Nation

Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Xaxlip First Nation

  • Creative Destruction

A discussion about removing the systemic barriers to First Nation jurisdiction and economic growth.

  • Clearing the Path

This is a good overview video of the FNTC. Members of participating First Nations speak of the benefits of Real Property Taxation.

  • Gaining Jurisdiction

A must-watch film. Howard Grant and Clarence Jules talk about the historic events that would eventually lead to a new fiscal relationship and the creation of the First Nations Institutions.

  • New Fiscal Relationship

This video was the first in the #BeyondTransfers Series and originally debuted in October 2017 at a First Nations Summit one-day meeting in Vancouver, BC.

“There is an important choice coming…the choice is: Do we want to be true nations? Or do we want to remain dependent?” -Tulo Centre Chair, Chief Michael LeBourdais

The following videos complete the #BeyondTransfers Series and debuted at the 2018 National Meeting.

“Fiscal power allows us to do what works for us.” -Tulo Centre Chair, Chief Michael LeBourdais

“The best way to improve lives in our community isn’t necessarily another program, it’s providing the tools we need to succeed.” –Delyla Daniels, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

“The FMA has proven to work for First Nations. It allows us to generate our own revenues, set our own priorities, and pursue our own opportunities.” -Councillor Dalyn Bear, Whitecap Dakota First Nation