On September 26-27, 2012, the First Nations Tax Administrators Association (FNTAA) held its 19th Annual National Forum on First Nations property taxation at Osoyoos First Nation.
Representatives of FNTC presented on new developments in FSMA implementation, property taxation and lands management to Chief and Council members and colleagues in attendance. For the keynote address, BC Assessment’s founding member Stan Hamilton talked about the history of assessment.
In a special ceremony, Dr. Andre LeDressay was awarded with a certificate to recognize his contributions as an educator at the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics and his continued commitment to inspiring students studying in the field of First Nations property tax administration.
At the meeting, re-elected board members, FNTAA President Ernest Jack, FNTC Commissioner Terry Nicholas, Vice President Freda Jules, Secretary Christina Clarke and Treasurer Jim Prodger, welcomed two new members, Tulo graduates Lise Steele (2013) and Carlene George (2011).
For 2013, the FNTAA Board approved a special resolution to create a new membership category specifically designated for Certified First Nation Tax Administrators.