FNTAA - 23rd Annual National Forum on First Nations Property Taxation

The First Nations Tax Administrators Association (FNTAA) is hosting its 23rd Annual National Forum on First Nations Property Taxation on September 29 & 30, 2016 at the Tzeachten Community Centre in Chilliwack, BC.

The conference brings together leading experts in fields of Property Taxation, Lands Management and Economic Development. Representatives from the Fiscal Institutes will be on hand to discuss the latest developments of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act. The conference provides an opportunity to network with colleagues while enjoying a golf tournament and dinner reception.  

Highlights on the agenda this year include: 

  • Property Transfer Tax Panel: learn about property transfer tax opportunities under the FMA and hear from First Nations who have implemented this tax.
  • Guest speaker from the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre in New Zealand: learn about the Maori and how our systems are similar and where they are different. 
  • Property Tax 101 Panel: the FNTAA Board of Directors host a discussion about the property administration tax cycle. Senior Tax Administrators offer advice and guidance in best practices. 
  • Presentations from the First Nations Tax Commission, the Tax Administration System, the First Nations Financial Management Board, the First Nations Finance Authority and the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics. 

The First Nations Tax Administrators Association is committed to advancing the professional management of First Nations property taxation systems. 

If you are a Tulo Centre graduate, you could be eligible to become a Certified First Nations Tax Administrator. Click here to learn more. 


FNTAA National Forum and Tulo Recognition

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.