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Workshop: Maximizing the Benefits of TLEs & Cannabis Taxation on Saskatchewan First Nation Lands
Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Maximizing the Benefits of TLEs & Cannabis Taxation on Saskatchewan First Nation Lands

Many Saskatchewan First Nations are interested in maximizing the benefits from their TLE lands. Other Saskatchewan First Nations are interested in exploring options to implement their cannabis tax and regulatory powers. Saskatchewan First Nations also have one of the highest growth rates in First Nations Fiscal Management (FMA) participation.

This workshop will discuss how Saskatchewan First Nations can use their FMA powers and institutions and other jurisdictions to increase their benefits from TLEs. 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. It will discuss specific examples of TLE opportunities and challenges.

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.

This workshop could be of interest to First Nation leaders and administrators, lawyers, policy makers and local governments interested in getting more benefits from Saskatchewan TLE opportunities. It would also be of interest to anyone interested in the First Nation cannabis tax jurisdiction proposal. 

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

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Workshop: Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Alberta
Jan
24
4:00 PM16:00

Workshop: Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Alberta

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.

Location and further details coming soon! 

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

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Workshop: Ontario First Nation Jurisdiction
Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Ontario First Nation Jurisdiction

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 Ontario.

A few Ontario First Nations with cottages lessees have begun to implement property taxation. There are other Ontario First Nations with cottage lessees who are interested in establishing their tax jurisdiction.

This workshop will explore some of the benefits and challenges of the Ontario First Nations who have implemented taxation. It will present a case study from the Georgina Island First Nation and discuss the experience of the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. It will include a presentation from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and summarize the concerns from taxpayers.

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.

This workshop could be of interest to lawyers and policy makers and First Nation leaders and administrators, especially those who have cottage lessees on their lands. It would also be of interest to anyone interested in the First Nation cannabis tax jurisdiction proposal.

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

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Workshop: Towards Best Practice Service Agreements
Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Towards Best Practice Service Agreements

This workshop presented by the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics focuses on negotiating best practice local government-First Nation service agreements in Manitoba. The workshop will present government to government protocol and service agreement models. It will review examples of previous service agreements in Manitoba and present some common issues in negotiating these agreements.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Review examples of previous service agreements in Manitoba and present some common issues in negotiating these agreements
  • Why implementing tax and lands jurisdictions in advance of TLEs and ATRs help with service agreements and improve economic development outcomes
  • How to efficiently and effectively implement those jurisdictions
  • The workshop will also feature an opportunity to participate in a mock (without prejudice) service agreement negotiation based on a hypothetical Manitoba urban reserve TLE proposal

This workshop would be of benefit to any local government or First Nation in the TLE or ATR process. It is of interest to local governments and First Nations that are negotiating or have negotiated service agreements. It is of interest to First Nations interested in implementing their tax and lands jurisdictions. It is of interest to First Nations and local governments that want to realize more fiscal and economic benefits from TLEs and ATRs in Manitoba.

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

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Workshop: Expanding FMA Tax Systems to Support a Jurisdiction Based Fiscal Relationship
Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Expanding FMA Tax Systems to Support a Jurisdiction Based Fiscal Relationship

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The workshop presented by the Tulo Centre and the First Nations Tax Commission focuses on expanding FMA tax systems to support a jurisdiction based fiscal relationship. It will discuss how the fiscal relationship impacts the independence of First Nation jurisdictions. Key topics covered include:

  • History of First Nation fiscal relationship
  • Problems with the current First Nation fiscal relationship
  • Proposals to improve the fiscal relationship
  • Opportunities to expand First Nation tax jurisdiction
  • FMA tax options
  • Resource taxes
  • Cannabis and Tobacco taxes
  • FNGST
  • A Jurisdiction Based Fiscal Relationship Proposal
  • Requirement and opportunities for a new fiscal relationship

This workshop is designed for First Nations and others interested in expanding their tax jurisdictions and working towards a jurisdiction based fiscal relationship. It may also be of interested to those participating in the AFN and INAC discussions about a new fiscal relationship.

Limited travel assistance available.

TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT LINDSAY RISLING
LRISLING@FNTC.CA OR 250-828-9857

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Workshop: Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Mik'maq and Maliseet Nations
Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Mik'maq and Maliseet Nations

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This workshop presented by the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics focuses on implementing First Nation Fiscal Management Act (FMA) taxation systems in Mik’maq and Maliseet Nations. The following topics will be covered:

  • Property Tax Jurisdictions
  • First Nations Fiscal Management Act
  • Sales Tax
  • FNGST
  • Cannabis Tax
  • Tobacco Tax
  • Aboriginal Resource Tax
  • Taxation and New Fiscal Relationships.

This workshop is designed for First Nations currently taxing or interested in taxing in Mik’maq and Maliseet Nations. It will be an opportunity to discuss strategies to overcome challenges to implement tax jurisdiction, ensure the new fiscal relationship meets the requirements of First Nations and learn of new tax jurisdiction opportunities.

Limited travel assistance available.

TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT LINDSAY RISLING
LRISLING@FNTC.CA OR 250-828-9857

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Workshop: Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Ontario
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Ontario

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 Ontario. The following topics will be covered:

Ø  The History of First Nation Tax Jurisdiction in Ontario

Ø  The Benefits of Implementing First Nation Tax Jurisdiction

Ø  The Challenges associated with First Nation Tax Jurisdiction

Ø  Assessment Services for Ontario First Nations

Ø  Transitioning from fees for service to tax jurisdiction

Ø  Support and Capacity Development opportunities

Ø  Other Taxation Issues – FNGST and Tobacco Tax Jurisdiction

This workshop is designed for First Nations who are interested in establishing tax jurisdictions, have cottages leases on their lands, have commercial leases or casinos, currently charge fees for services or are interested in other opportunities for First Nation tax jurisdiction.

Limited travel assistance available.

To register please contact Lindsay Risling
lrisling@fntc.ca or 250-828-9857

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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. 

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