DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGES, APEC 1670
Aug
21
Aug 25

DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGES, APEC 1670

Students learn to establish fair and transparent development cost charge (DCC) and service tax (ST) systems for First Nations or local governments under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) and the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC). These systems are intended to support the financing of infrastructure and service improvements. Topics include options for First Nation community financing infrastructure; developing First Nation DDC and ST laws; implementing First Nation DCC and ST laws; and DCC and ST case studies. 2 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation, Establishing First Nation Tax Rates and Expenditures

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the seventh course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

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

CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEBENTURE FINANCING, APEC 1680

Students learn how to plan, cost, and finance local government infrastructure projects using long term debentures in the First Nation Fiscal Management Act (FMA). They also examine the legal, planning and policy requirements established by the First Nation Finance Authority (FNFA), the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) and the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) as well as best practices in economic, capital and financial planning. Topics include economic infrastructure; economic strategy; integrated capital planning; capital financing and borrowing; borrowing laws and procedures; and a case study in infrastructure financing. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation, Establishing First Nation Tax Rates & Expenditures, Assessment and Assessment Appeals, Administration: Tax Notices, Collection & Enforcement, Communications, Taxpayer Relation and Dispute Resolution.  

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the eighth course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

INTRODUCTION TO FIRST NATION TAXATION, APEC 1610
Nov
13
Nov 17

INTRODUCTION TO FIRST NATION TAXATION, APEC 1610

Students are provided with an overview of First Nation taxation and how it can be used to improve the investment climate and support economic development on First Nation lands. The role of government in making markets work is explained, focusing primarily on First Nation local revenue authority using the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). Topics include the role of government in facilitating investment; the concept of property taxation; First Nation property taxation; FMA and institutions; the First Nation Goods and Services Tax (FNGST). 2 credits. Prerequisite: None 

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the first course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

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

ESTABLISHING FIRST NATION TAX RATES AND EXPENDITURES, APEC 1620

Students learn how to set First Nation property tax rates through the preparation of a local services budget and how to communicate effectively with council and taxpayers during this process. Topics include setting tax rates and expenditure policy issues; preparation of local revenue budgets; preparation of annual tax rates and expenditure laws; understanding user fees and business occupancy taxes; and communication and notification requirements under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) or s.83 of the Indian Act. 2 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation.

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the second course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

ASSESSMENT AND ASSESSMENT APPEALS, APEC 1630
Jan
15
Jan 19

ASSESSMENT AND ASSESSMENT APPEALS, APEC 1630

Students examine property markets with a focus on property assessments and assessment appeals in Canada under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) or s. 83 of the Indian Act. Topics include an introduction to valuing land, assessment theory and practice, assessment law and practice, assessment appeals, and an assessment appeal role play. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the third course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

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

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ON FIRST NATION LANDS, APEC 2660

In this course students will examine the fiscal and economic impacts on First Nations of existing or proposed resource projects within their territories. It also covers how First Nations can successfully negotiate agreements and mediate disputes to maximize the benefit of these agreements for their communities. Topics include an introduction to resource economics; fiscal and economic impacts of resource projects; environmental review of resource projects; and resource project interest-based negotiation and dispute resolution. The course incorporates examples and case studies of actual First Nation resource agreements and disputes. It culminates in a First Nation resource project negotiation simulation and role play. 
3 credits. Prerequisites: Communications, Taxpayer Relations and Dispute Resolution or Service Agreements and Joint Contracts or Residential and Commercial Development on First Nations Lands or Investment Facilitation on First Nation Lands.

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the sixth course of the Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics program

 

 

 

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

ADMINISTRATION: TAX NOTICES, COLLECTION AND ENFORCEMENT, APEC 1640

Students learn to manage a First Nation and/or local government tax administration system focusing on taxpayer notification and local revenue billing, collection and enforcement. Best practices from systems across Canada are presented along with the regulatory requirements associated with the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). Significant time is devoted to using the First Nations Tax Commission’s (FNTC) specialized Tax Administration System (TAS) for local revenue administration.
3 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation TaxationEstablishing First Nation Tax Rates and Expenditures.  

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the fourth course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 


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

SERVICE AGREEMENTS AND JOINT CONTRACTS, APEC 1660

Students examine how to develop service agreements and joint contracts for the delivery of services or the construction of infrastructure involving local governments and/or private partners. Topics include service agreements; contracting; service agreement calculations and negotiations; interest-based negotiations; service agreements for additions to reserves (ATR) and treaty land entitlement (TLE) settlements; and a service agreement case study. Students utilize tools developed by the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) to assist in service agreement negotiations. 2 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation, Establishing First Nation Tax Rates and Expenditures.  

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the sixth course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

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

FIRST NATION FISCAL RELATIONSHIP AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, APEC 2670

Students will examine how current First Nation fiscal relationships limit economic growth and development in their communities and the changes that can be made to current public finance policies and systems to address this concern. Students will be introduced to the key knowledge and skills necessary to participate in negotiating a new First Nation fiscal relationship and to help successfully implement it in their communities. Topics include public finance in Canada; the history of the First Nation fiscal relationship; problems with the First Nation fiscal relationship; options to improve the First Nation fiscal relationship; and First Nation and other government public finance and fiscal interests. The capstone of the course is a First Nation fiscal relations negotiation simulation and role play.
3 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to Basic Economics or both ECON 1900 and ECON 1950

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops.

This is the seventh course of the Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics program

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

COMMUNICATIONS, TAXPAYER RELATIONS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION, APEC 1650

Students examine how to establish a mutually beneficial working relationship between First Nation tax authorities and taxpayers. Topics include communications planning and products; reaching agreement through consensus; taxpayer representation structures and laws; local dispute resolution; and the formal dispute resolution process from the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). 
2 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation, Establishing First Nation Tax Rates & Expenditures, Assessment and Assessment Appeals, Administration: Tax Notices, Collection & Enforcement.

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the fifth course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

FMB Certification: What Auditors Need to Know - Webinar
Mar
16
1:00 pm13:00

FMB Certification: What Auditors Need to Know - Webinar

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 will be answered during this 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 will be 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.

First Nations Financial Management Board Standards Update - Webinar
Mar
16
10:00 am10:00

First Nations Financial Management Board Standards Update - Webinar

This will be 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.

ADMINISTRATION: TAX NOTICES, COLLECTION & ENFORCEMENT, APEC 1640
Mar
6
Mar 10

ADMINISTRATION: TAX NOTICES, COLLECTION & ENFORCEMENT, APEC 1640

Students learn to manage a First Nation and/or local government tax administration system focusing on taxpayer notification and local revenue billing, collection and enforcement. Best practices from systems across Canada are presented along with the regulatory requirements associated with the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). Significant time is devoted to using the First Nations Tax Commission’s (FNTC) specialized Tax Administration System (TAS) for local revenue administration. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation TaxationEstablishing First Nation Tax Rates and Expenditures

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the fourth course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Restoring First Nation Tax Jurisdiction through the FMA
Mar
2
9:00 am09:00

Restoring First Nation Tax Jurisdiction through the FMA

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: 

ASSESSMENT AND ASSESSMENT APPEALS, APEC 1630
Feb
6
Feb 10

ASSESSMENT AND ASSESSMENT APPEALS, APEC 1630

Students examine property markets with a focus on property assessments and assessment appeals in Canada under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) or s. 83 of the Indian Act. Topics include an introduction to valuing land, assessment theory and practice, assessment law and practice, assessment appeals, and an assessment appeal role play. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the third course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Jan
16
Jan 20

ESTABLISHING FIRST NATION TAX RATES AND EXPENDITURES, APEC 1620

Students learn how to set First Nation property tax rates through the preparation of a local services budget and how to communicate effectively with council and taxpayers during this process. Topics include setting tax rates and expenditure policy issues; preparation of local revenue budgets; preparation of annual tax rates and expenditure laws; understanding user fees and business occupancy taxes; and communication and notification requirements under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) or s.83 of the Indian Act. 2 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation.  

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the second course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Nov
14
Nov 18

INTRODUCTION TO FIRST NATION TAXATION, APEC 1610

Students are provided with an overview of First Nation taxation and how it can be used to improve the investment climate and support economic development on First Nation lands. The role of government in making markets work is explained, focusing primarily on First Nation local revenue authority using the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). Topics include the role of government in facilitating investment; the concept of property taxation; First Nation property taxation; FMA and institutions; the First Nation Goods and Services Tax (FNGST).
2 credits. Prerequisite: None

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the first course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Nov
8
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Maximizing the Community Benefits from TLEs and ATRs

  • Saskatoon

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 this workshop in Saskatoon. Registered participants may be eligible to receive some travel support. 

Oct
31
Nov 4

INVESTMENT FACILITATION ON FIRST NATION LANDS (APEC 2650)

Students study the interests of public and private investors and what can be done to attract investment  on First Nation lands. Given that is it four to six times more expensive to facilitate  investment for First Nation projects, emphasis is placed on solutions to reduce investment transaction costs. Topics include transaction costs and economic growth; the legal and administrative framework to facilitate investment; building infrastructure; and creating an investment facilitation work plan.
Pre-requisite: ECON 122  or ECON 1221
Co-requisite: ECON 2630 or 2631

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the fifth course of the Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics program. 

Oct
13
10:30 am10:30

WEBINAR: A Beginner's Guide to Risk Management

This webinar is 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.

There are 2 webinars scheduled for this day, one starting at 10:30am and the next starting at 1:30pm. Please click the orange button below to register. 

The First Nations Financial Management Board is an Aboriginal institution that provides a suite of financial management tools and 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.

Eventbrite - A Beginner's Guide to Risk Management
Oct
3
Oct 7

CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEBENTURE FINANCING, APEC 1680

Students learn how to plan, cost, and finance local government infrastructure projects using longterm debentures in the First Nation Fiscal Management Act (FMA). They also examine the legal, planning and policy requirements established by the First Nation Finance Authority (FNFA), the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) and the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) as well as best practices in economic, capital and financial planning. Topics include  economic infrastructure; economic strategy; integrated capital planning; capital financing and borrowing; borrowing laws and procedures; and a case study in infrastructure financing. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation, Establishing First Nation Tax Rates & Expenditures, Assessment and Assessment Appeals, Administration: Tax Notices, Collection & Enforcement, Communications, Taxpayer Relation and Dispute Resolution.  

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the eighth course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Aug
15
Aug 19

DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGES, APEC 1670 OR APEC 1671

Students learn to establish fair and transparent development cost charge (DCC) and service tax (ST) systems for First Nations or local governments under the authority of the First Nations  Fiscal Management Act (FMA) and the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC). These systems are intended to support the financing of infrastructure and service improvements. Topics include options for First Nation community financing infrastructure; developing First Nation DDC and ST laws; implementing First Nation DCC and ST laws; and DCC and ST case studies. 2 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation, Establishing First Nation Tax Rates and Expenditures

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the seventh course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

 

Jul
5
11:00 am11:00
TAS

TAS Webinar Series - TBA

The Tax Administration System (TAS) is a simple and powerful administrative tool designed to help tax administrators efficiently manager the complete annual tax cycle.

If you are a tax administrator who is new to TAS or would like to learn more about the features available, register now for one of the several webinars scheduled over the next three months:

To register for a TAS Webinar, please contact

Lindsay Risling • 250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682 •
Email: lrisling@fntc.ca

Jun
21
11:00 am11:00
TAS

TAS Webinar Series - TBA

The Tax Administration System (TAS) is a simple and powerful administrative tool designed to help tax administrators efficiently manager the complete annual tax cycle.

If you are a tax administrator who is new to TAS or would like to learn more about the features available, register now for one of the several webinars scheduled over the next three months:

To register for a TAS Webinar, please contact

Lindsay Risling • 250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682 •
Email: lrisling@fntc.ca

Jun
7
11:00 am11:00
TAS

TAS Webinar Series - Auditing & Reporting

The Tax Administration System (TAS) is a simple and powerful administrative tool designed to help tax administrators efficiently manager the complete annual tax cycle.

If you are a tax administrator who is new to TAS or would like to learn more about the features available, register now for one of the several webinars scheduled over the next three months:

To register for a TAS Webinar, please contact

Lindsay Risling • 250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682 •
Email: lrisling@fntc.ca

Jun
6
Jun 10

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON FIRST NATION LANDS (APEC 2640)

Students examine residential and commercial development on First Nation lands, using the Indian Act, the First Nation Fiscal Management Act (FMA), and the First Nation Land Management Act(FNLMA). Some of the legal, administrative, and financing infrastructure gaps in the Indian Act that inhibit residential and commercial development are highlighted, and strategies to overcome these legal barriers are explored. Topics include investment on First Nation lands; First Nation property rights; land management and development on First Nations lands; and a case study in First Nations development negotiations.
Pre-requisites: None

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the fourth course of the Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics program. 

May
24
11:00 am11:00
TAS

TAS Webinar Series - Payment Collection & Accounting Synchronization

The Tax Administration System (TAS) is a simple and powerful administrative tool designed to help tax administrators efficiently manager the complete annual tax cycle.

If you are a tax administrator who is new to TAS or would like to learn more about the features available, register now for one of the several webinars scheduled over the next three months:

To register for a TAS Webinar, please contact

Lindsay Risling • 250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682 •
Email: lrisling@fntc.ca

May
17
11:00 am11:00
TAS

TAS Webinar Series - Tax Notices

The Tax Administration System (TAS) is a simple and powerful administrative tool designed to help tax administrators efficiently manager the complete annual tax cycle.

If you are a tax administrator who is new to TAS or would like to learn more about the features available, register now for one of the several webinars scheduled over the next three months:

To register for a TAS Webinar, please contact

Lindsay Risling • 250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682 •
Email: lrisling@fntc.ca

May
2
May 6

SERVICE AGREEMENTS AND JOINT CONTRACTS, APEC 1660

Students examine how to develop service agreements and joint contracts for the delivery of services or the construction of infrastructure involving local governments and/or private partners. Topics include service agreements; contracting; service agreement calculations and negotiations; interest-based negotiations; service agreements for additions to reserves (ATR) and treaty land entitlement (TLE) settlements; and a service agreement case study. Students utilize tools developed by the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) to assist in service agreement negotiations. 2 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation,  Establishing First Nation Tax Rates and Expenditures.  

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the sixth course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Mar
14
Mar 18

APEC 1650: Communications, Taxpayer Relation and Dispute Resolution

  • Kamloops

Students examine how to establish a mutually beneficial working relationship between First
Nation tax authorities and taxpayers. Topics include communications planning and products; reaching agreement through consensus; taxpayer representation structures and laws; local dispute resolution; and the formal dispute resolution process from the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). 2 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation, Establishing First Nation Tax Rates & Expenditures, Assessment and Assessment Appeals, Administration: Tax Notices, Collection & Enforcement.  

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the fifth course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Feb
1
3:00 pm15:00

ECON 2630: Issues in Aboriginal Economics

  • Online

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the First Nations’ economic issues. Examples of the types of issues that will be covered are: 1) what are the economic reasons for First Nations’ poverty? 2) why are there so many incidents of market failures within First Nations? 3) is there an economic rationale for implementing First Nations’ rights and title? and 4) is a third order of government economically feasible for First Nations? This course will benefit the student interested in First Nations’ issues, the student interested in working with First Nations, and any student interested in international trade or business ventures where indigenous interests may be involved.
Pre-requisite: ECON 122 or ECON 190 or ECON 195 (grades of C- or better), or permission of the instructor 

This class is delivered on-line. 

This is the second course of the Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics program. 

Feb
1
Feb 5

APEC 1640: Administration - Notices, Collection and Enforcement

  • Kamloops

Students learn to manage a First Nation and/or local government tax administration
system focusing on taxpayer notification and local revenue billing, collection and
enforcement. Best practices from systems across Canada are presented along with the
regulatory requirements associated with the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). Significant time is devoted to using the First Nations Tax Commission’s (FNTC) specialized Tax Administration System (TAS) for local revenue administration. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation, Establishing First Nation Tax Rates and Expenditures

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the fourth course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Jan
11
Jan 15

APEC 2700: Economic Feasibility and Impact Analysis

Students examine cost–benefit analysis and how it can be used to evaluate the economic
feasibility and impact of investments on First Nations lands. Knowledge and skills relating to the time value of money and basic statistical concepts will be developed. Topics include the investment climate and economic strategies; fiscal benefits estimates; estimating economic impacts of investment; cost-benefit analysis fundamentals; and presentation of a cost-benefit assessment.
Pre-requisite: Grades of C+ or better in Math 11 or Applications of Math 12, or MATH 051, or equivalent; ECON 122 (grade of C- or better) or ECON 190 or ECON 195 (grade of C- or better) 

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the last course of the Certificate in First Nation Applied Economics program. 

Dec
1
3:00 pm15:00

APEC 1631: Assessments and Assessment Appeals

  • Online

Students examine property markets with a focus on property assessments and assessment appeals in Canada under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) or s. 83 of the Indian Act. Topics include an introduction to valuing land, assessment theory and practice, assessment law and practice, assessment appeals, and an assessment appeal role play. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation

This class is delivered on-line. 

This is the third course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Nov
16
Nov 20

APEC 1620: Establishing First Nation Rates and Expenditures

  • Kamloops

Students learn how to set First Nation property tax rates through the preparation of a local
services budget and how to communicate effectively with council and taxpayers during this
process. Topics include setting tax rates and expenditure policy issues; preparation of local
revenue budgets; preparation of annual tax rates and expenditure laws; understanding user fees and business occupancy taxes; and communication and notification requirements under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) or s.83 of the Indian Act. 2 credits. Prerequisites: Introduction to First Nation Taxation.  

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the second course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Oct
19
Oct 23

APEC 1610: Introduction to First Nation Tax Administration

  • Kamloops

Students are provided with an overview of First Nation taxation and how it can be used to
improve the investment climate and support economic development on First Nation lands. The role of government in making markets work is explained, focusing primarily on First Nation local revenue authority using the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). Topics include the role of government in facilitating investment; the concept of property taxation; First Nation property taxation; FMA and institutions; the First Nation Goods and Services Tax (FNGST). 2 credits. Prerequisite: None 

This is an on-campus class in Kamloops. 

This is the first course of the Certificate in First Nation Tax Administration program. 

Sep
21
Sep 23

FNTAA EVENT: 22nd Annual National Forum

  • Sensisyusten Gym - Westbank First Nation

Annual National Forum on First Nations Taxation

*Tulo will attend the event, will be providing a presentation and will be available at the tradeshow for further conversation. 

Each year the First Nations Tax Administrators Association (FNTAA) hosts a conference on First Nations Property Taxation and related topics.  The conference provides an opportunity to stay informed in an ever evolving field.

Attendance at the FNTAA Annual National Forum meets the professional development requirement for Certified First Nations Tax Administrators

Certified First Nations Tax Administrator (CFNTA) 

 Certification Requirements:
 The criteria for Certified First Nation Tax Administrator membership are:

  • Completion of Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics Certificate in First Nations Tax Administration
  • Membership in the First Nations Tax Administrators Association
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in First Nations tax administration
  • Complete application form with resume and sponsorship letter
  • Commitment to First Nation Tax Administrator Code of Ethics

 Annual Certificate Maintenance:
 Certification will be renewed annually under the following conditions:

  •  Membership in good standing with the First Nations Tax Administrators Association
  • Attendance at the FNTAA Annual National Forum and/or FNTAA approved conferences, workshops or training seminars.
  • Submit Annual Certificate Maintenance Form