AB Workshop: Increasing Wealth & Revenues through First Nation Tax Jurisdiction in Alberta


Increasing Wealth and Revenues through First Nation Tax Jurisdiction
Nov 2, 2017 - Edmonton AB

This workshop presented by the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics and the First Nations Tax Commission focuses on implementing taxation systems in Alberta. The following topics will be covered:

  • History of Alberta First Nation Tax Jurisdiction: The Home of Modern First Nation Taxation
  • The Benefits of Exercising Tax Jurisdiction
  • Utilizing First Nations Fiscal Management Act fiscal powers in Alberta
  • The Potential of Resource Taxation in Alberta.

First Nations in Alberta have great potential to increase community wealth and revenues by using their tax jurisdiction over commercial developments, utilities, and agriculture. Developed by the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics, this workshop will focus on how to implement these tax jurisdictions and also how to utilize these jurisdictions to finance more infrastructure, negotiate better service agreements, add lands to First Nation jurisdiction more quickly, negotiate payments in lieu of taxation and support economic development. This workshop is available to interested First Nations in Alberta wishing to implement tax jurisdiction, undertake economic development and/or expand their current jurisdiction. It is relevant to Alberta First Nations with existing or proposed hotels, resource, commercial, residential, or agricultural development on their lands. It is applicable to those Alberta First Nations adding lands to their jurisdiction, negotiating service agreements, building economic infrastructure, planning economic development projects and exploring ways to generate more benefits from resource development. The workshop will use practical examples from communities in Alberta and provide tools, examples and skills to participants to advance their community’s interests.

Limited travel assistance available.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Lindsay Risling
250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682