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Workshop: Expanding Alberta First Nation Jurisdiction

  • Edmonton, Alberta (map)

This workshop presented by the Tulo Centre and the First Nations Tax Commission focuses on implementing First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) taxation systems in Alberta.

The downturn in the price of oil has impacted many Alberta First Nations. These First Nations are interested in other opportunities to expand their economies and grow their revenues. Other Alberta First Nations are interested in emerging opportunities associated with treaty land entitlement lands and better service agreements with local governments. And other Alberta First Nations are interested in exploring cannabis economic opportunities and options to implement their cannabis tax and regulatory powers. There are many Alberta First Nations currently collecting property taxes but not as many Alberta First Nations using the First Nations Fiscal Management (FMA) to implement their tax systems.

This workshop will discuss how Alberta First Nations can use their FMA powers and institutions and other jurisdictions to increase economic and fiscal opportunities from TLEs, resources, and cannabis. It will present ideas about how to use First Nation jurisdiction and other tools to improve service agreements with local governments, to finance and build the necessary infrastructure and create a competitive business climate.

This workshop will also present the proposed option for First Nation cannabis tax jurisdiction developed by the FNTC with proponent First Nations and submitted to the Senate and recently supported by the AFN.

This workshop could be of interest to First Nation leaders and administrators, lawyers, policy makers and local governments interested in pursuing new revenue options, expanded TLE opportunities, service agreements, infrastructure development and anyone interested in how the First Nation cannabis tax jurisdiction proposal supports cannabis economic opportunities.

Limited travel assistance available.

For more information or to register, please contact:

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