2017 / 2018 Course Schedule

The 2017 / 2018 schedule for the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration and the Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics is now available.

Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration Program Schedule

Apr 10, 2017 – Apr 13, 2017
COMMUNICATIONS, TAXPAYER RELATIONS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION, APEC 1650

Jun 5, 2017 – Jun 9, 2017
SERVICE AGREEMENTS AND JOINT CONTRACTS, APEC 1660

Aug 21, 2017 – Aug 25, 2017
DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGES, APEC 1670

Oct 16, 2017 – Oct 20, 2017
CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEBENTURE FINANCING, APEC 1680

NEW DATES Nov 13, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017
INTRODUCTION TO FIRST NATION TAXATION, APEC 1610

Dec 4, 2017 – Dec 8, 2017
ESTABLISHING FIRST NATION TAX RATES AND EXPENDITURES, APEC 1620

Jan 15, 2018 – Jan 19, 2018
ASSESSMENT AND ASSESSMENT APPEALS, APEC 1630

Mar 5, 2018 – Mar 9, 2018
ADMINISTRATION: TAX NOTICES, COLLECTION AND ENFORCEMENT, APEC 1640

Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics Program Schedule

And introducing for the first time, the new courses for the Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics program.

May 8, 2017 – May 12, 2017
FIRST NATION FISCAL RELATIONSHIP AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, APEC 2670

Feb 5, 2018 – Feb 9, 2018
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ON FIRST NATION LANDS, APEC 2660

 

FMB Standards Update

This is an opportunity to hear about recent and upcoming changes to the collection of standards published by the First Nations Financial Management Board.  

  • Recently published Local Revenue Financial Reporting Standards
  • Hot Topics and Upcoming Standard Setting Activities
  • How to get involved
  • Questions and Answers

The First Nations Financial Management Board is Canada’s only legislated body that develops and publishes Financial Administration Law, Financial Management System, Financial Performance and Local Revenue Financial Reporting Standards for First Nations. The FMB is an Aboriginal institution that provides a suite of financial management tools and capacity development services to First Nations governments seeking to strengthen their fiscal stewardship and accountability regime and develop necessary capacity to meet their expanding fiscal and financial management requirements.

This webinar was held on March 16, 2017. You can view the recorded webinar by clicking on the link below.

FMB Certification: What Auditors Need to Know

What is First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) Certification? How does it impact the annual audit of a First Nation? How can the auditor play a role?

These and other questions were answered during the free one hour webcast hosted by the FMB. If you serve First Nations clients in an assurance or advisory role you should attend this session.

The purpose of this webcast is to inform audit service providers of:

  • Certification services that the FMB provides to First Nations; and
  • Value added activities that could be provided to First Nation clients

The First Nations Financial Management Board is Canada’s only legislated body that develops and publishes Financial Administration Law, Financial Management System, Financial Performance and Local Revenue Financial Reporting Standards for First Nations. The FMB is an Aboriginal institution that provides a suite of financial management tools and capacity development services to First Nations governments seeking to strengthen their fiscal stewardship and accountability regime and develop necessary capacity to meet their expanding fiscal and financial management requirements.

This webinar was held on March 16, 2017. You can view the recorded webinar by clicking on the link below. 

February 2017 Hashtag Contest: #IndigenousEconomics

ARE YOU A TULO CENTRE STUDENT, PAST OR PRESENT? 
ENTER OUR CONTEST TO WIN AN EMBROIDERED LEATHER VEST! 

  1. Follow the Tulo Centre on TwitterInstagram or Facebook
  2. Post a photo, video or text showing how Tulo helps your understanding or supports your work at home surrounding #IndigenousEconomics 
  3. Some ideas: show us what you are working on in the classroom or in your community. Tell us how Indigenous Economics  is important and how it helps you help your community.  
  4. Use the hashtag #IndigenousEconomics and tag the Tulo Centre in your post. 
  5. For each post, you will be automatically entered in the draw to win an embroidered leather vest. 
  6. This contest closes midnight on February 28, 2017. 

Announcing the January #SharingKnowledge contest winner

JANUARY CONTEST WINNER: DELYLA DANIELS

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Tulo Centre's contest #SharingKnowledge on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram! Follow us to see all of the amazing entries.

We are pleased to announce that Delyla Daniels of Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc won the January draw and an embroidered leather vest! 

Delyla Daniels, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Delyla has been working in the field of Lands Management since 1999, starting in Taxation.  She is very excited to be a part of the Tulo training to enhance her knowledge in the area of taxation.  Also, to learn the tools to strengthen the investment climate and increase economic benefits to her community.

Register for Ontario Workshop: Restoring First Nation Tax Jurisdiction through the FMA

TULO CENTRE Workshop
Restoring First Nation Tax Jurisdiction through the FMA
March 2, 2017 - Rama, Ontario

This workshop is intended for Ontario First Nations that have cottage lessees and are interested in switching from service fees to taxation. Register for this workshop to learn how to assert property tax jurisdiction, collect more revenues and improve enforcement powers.

Topics at this workshop include the history of taxation in Ontario, the rationale for First Nation tax jurisdiction, maximizing benefits from participating in the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, transitioning from service fees to taxation and communicating the transition to lessees. 

Limited Travel Assistance is available. 

Related articles on First Nation taxation in Ontario: 

January 2017 Hashtag Contest: #SharingKnowledge

ARE YOU A TULO CENTRE STUDENT, PAST OR PRESENT? 
ENTER OUR CONTEST TO WIN AN EMBROIDERED LEATHER VEST! 

  1. Follow the Tulo Centre on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
  2. Post a photo, video or text showing how Tulo helps in the process of #SharingKnowledge.
  3. Some ideas: show us what you are working on in the classroom or in your community. Tell us how sharing knowledge with each other is important and how it helps you help your community.  
  4. Use the hashtag #SharingKnowledge and tag the Tulo Centre in your post. 
  5. For each post, you will be automatically entered in the draw to win an embroidered leather vest. 
  6. This contest closes midnight on January 31, 2017. 

Discussion Board Open

It is that time of year when we welcome a new cohort into the Tulo Centre program! We are always excited to expand our circle and this year we are trying something new. We have opened a discussion group on Facebook specifically to provide a space for Tax Administrators and Tulo Centre students to connect, to ask questions, to talk about what is important in your jobs, and to create a community working in the First Nation Tax Administration field. This group is open to current and past students as well as Tax Administrators and members of the First Nations Tax Administrators Association.   

Webinar: A Beginner's Guide to Risk Management

On October 13, 2016 the First Nations Fiscal Management Board and the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics hosted the webinar: A Beginner's Guide to Risk Management. 

The webinar was designed for First Nation governments who want to learn about the importance of identifying potential risks and how to develop and implement an effective risk management process to achieve their organizational objectives and maximize their success. 

This is an introductory webinar, providing an overview of the First Nations Financial Management Board's new guidebook: "A Beginner's Guide to Risk Management". The guidebook walks the administration through the process of identifying risks and developing a Risk Management plan by providing an approach and template for effective risk management.

Open for Registration: TLE and ATR Workshop in Saskatoon

Workshop: Maximizing the Community Benefits from TLEs and ATRs

Research from the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board suggests First Nations are losing millions in Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) fiscal benefits. This workshop will provide strategies for TLE First Nations to recover these lost fiscal benefits through the full use of FMA tax powers and improved service agreements. The First Nations Tax Commission has partnered with the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics to develop the materials for this workshop. Any community interested in maximizing TLE benefits should attend. Registered participants may be eligible to receive some travel support.