We are dedicated to helping First Nations build legal and administrative systems that create manageable costs for doing business and support competitive markets on First Nation land.
This unique educational opportunity - delivered through a partnership between the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics, Thompson Rivers University and the First Nations Tax Commission -has been developed to build competitive First Nation markets. Each of the certificate programs targets a specific First Nations legal, administrative or technical need.
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First Nations have a long history of trade and markets to create sustainable economies, however, the Indian Act largely eliminated First Nation markets in the last 140 years. Whereas the rest of Canada developed modern market supporting legislative and administrative frameworks, First Nations did not. The result -- much of First Nation land is undervalued and there are far fewer economic opportunities.
However, many First Nations have a competitive advantage, such as location, human resources, innovative strengths or access to natural resources. Implementing the legal and administrative framework is the key to opening the door for First Nation economic potential. Learn how Tulo works with the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act to help empower First Nations to build these legal and adminsitrative systems that support competitive markets on First Nation lands.