National Meeting 2019 | May 28-30 | Westin Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

First Nations Innovation & Success: First Nations Leading the Way II

The First Nation Fiscal Institutions (First Nations Finance Authority, First Nations Financial Management Board, and the First Nations Tax Commission) and the First Nations Lands Advisory Board will be inviting a representative from First Nations to attend a national meeting of First Nations participating in the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (FAFNLM) and First Nations who are entering 10-Year Grants with the federal government.

The forum will showcase First Nations at the forefront of expanding jurisdiction and will highlight their achievements in using First Nation-led agreements and legislation to improve their economies through greater fiscal independence, improved financial management, debenture financing, and sound land governance. It will also be an opportunity for First Nations to learn more about how the First Nation Institutions and the Lands Advisory Board can support and enhance innovations in First Nations fiscal relations with the Crown including 10-Year Grants.

Currently, 276 First Nations, from all regions in Canada, are participating in either the FNFMA or the FAFNLM. Further, 90 First Nations that have requested 10-Year Grants. In bringing these First Nations together, the forum will demonstrate how First Nations across Canada who are exercising their jurisdiction are striving to move beyond the Indian Act with First Nation-led initiatives that enhance the growth and sustainability of First Nations, ultimately supporting higher standards of community well-being.