The Tulo Centre works in partnership with organizations to strengthen and support programs.
First Nations Tax Commission
The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) operates in the larger context of First Nation issues which goes beyond property tax. The FNTC is concerned with reducing the barriers to economic development on First Nation lands, increasing investor certainty, and enabling First Nations to be part of their regional economies. The FNTC is working to fill the institutional vacuum that has prevented First Nations from participating in the market economy and creating a national regulatory framework for First Nation tax systems that meets or beats the standards of provinces.
Thompson Rivers University
The First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre have signed Memorandum of Understanding agreements with Thompson Rivers University to establish a working relationship. The Tulo Centre will work in partnership with TRU to ensure courses are accredited and existing TRU credit transfer courses are used where appropriate. TRU was chosen because of its location, its strong reputation in developing and delivering applied technical training programs, it’s excellent working relationships with industrial and international organizations, and because it contains the former Open Learning University which has extensive experience with distance learning.
Consensus Building Institute
The Consensus Building Institute (CBI) is a not-for-profit organization created by leading practitioners and theory builders in the fields of negotiation and dispute resolution. The CBI works to promote the fair, efficient and stable resolution of disputes through mediation, training and evaluation. The Tulo Centre, CBI and M.I.T. Harvard Public Disputes Program will work together to undertake research and develop curriculum on matters such as negotiation, dispute resolution, consensus building and indigenous peoples' economic development.
M.I.T. Harvard Public Disputes Program
The M.I.T Harvard Public Disputes Program (PDP) is an inter-university consortium (Harvard, MIT, and Tufts) devoted to improving the theory and practice of dispute resolution. The Tulo Centre, CBI and M.I.T. Harvard Public Disputes Program will work together to undertake research and develop curriculum on matters such as negotiation, dispute resolution, consensus building and indigenous peoples' economic development.
First Nations Financial Management Board
The First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) is a First Nation Institution that provides the tools and guidance to instill confidence in First Nations’ financial management and reporting systems to support economic and community development. The Tulo Centre and FMB will work together to further their shared objectives of building capacity to support First Nation economic development and building financial management skills.
Institute of Liberty and Democracy
The Institute of Liberty and Democracy (ILD) is an organization headed by economist Hernando de Soto. ILD's mission is to provide governments with the expertise and information to implement institutional reforms in property and business rights that allow citizens to be included in the market economy and thus pull themselves out of poverty to prosper. ILD and the Tulo Centre will support each other to further their shared values and objectives including work on strengthening the legal and administrative framework that supports markets and property rights on indigenous lands.
First Nations Tax Administrators Association
The First Nations Tax Administrators Association (FNTAA) promotes professional management of First Nation taxation programs and professional standards by the people responsible for implementation and administration of First Nation taxation systems. The FNTAA and the Tulo Centre share the common objective of building tax administration capacity for First Nations. FNTAA and Tulo will work together on curriculm development, expanding current programs, marketing and the certification process.
Ngāi Tahu Research Centre
The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre (NTRC) was founded for the purpose of being a leader in indigenous scholarship and to provide a centre for the intellectual capital and development of Ngāi Tahu, the principal Māori iwi of the southern region of New Zealand. The NTRC and the Tulo Centre have the common objectives to develop graduate research, fellowship exchange programs and joint research projects.
American Indian Infrastructure Association
The American Indian Infrastructure Association (AIIA) works to advance the interests of American Indian tribes. Specifically, the AIIA advocates for smart, sound development on tribal lands and shaping and informing public policy on this issue. The AIIA, the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre will support each other to advance indigenous institutional innovations that facilitate investment and economic growth on indigenous lands.
National Intertribal Tax Alliance
The National Intertribal Tax Alliance (NITA) was conceived by a group of attorneys, tribal officials, tribal tax administrators and others from federal, state and tribal governments, tribal tax commissions and the private sector working the in the area of tribal taxation. Because of the importance of taxation to tribal sovereignty, they saw the need for an organization or “alliance” that would provide a forum and a mechanism for the dissemination and discussion of all aspects of tribal taxation. NITA and the Tulo Centre will meet regularly and share information on Tribal and First Nation jurisdiction, capacity development, education and related issues.
Become a Partner
In keeping with its vision, the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics is seeking partnerships with institutions and organizations that have an education and training mandate to:
support and grow skills and knowledge required for creating and maintaining legal and administrative frameworks on reserve;
support and grow technical skills for the maintenance of infrastructure to uphold health and safety standards on reserve.
Please contact the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics for more information about available opportunities.