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First Nations Economic Reconciliation:
First Nations Leading the Way III.

FMA Institutions & 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 (FA) and First Nations who have submitted an expression of Interest (EOI) for 10-Year Grants.

The forum, titled First Nations Economic Reconciliation – First Nations Leading the Way III, will be a two-day event held on May 20, and 21, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Further, it 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, 282 First Nations, from all regions in Canada, are participating in either the FNFMA or the FAFNLM. Further, 85 signed a 10 year Agreement in 2019/2020. 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.

Who Should Attend?
First Nations representatives who are currently operating under the FMA and/or the FAFNLM or part of the 10-Year Grant allocations process such as:

  • Chief Councillor and/or Councillor

First Nations Leading the Way National Meeting is open to First Nations who are currently scheduled on the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA), taxing under s.83 of the Indian Act, signatories to the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management (FA) or First Nations who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) for 10-Year Grants.

There is limited travel assistance for one delegate per First Nation to attend this event. This travel assistance program is meant to contribute to the travel and accommodation costs for the registered delegate. The limited travel assistance will be paid directly to the First Nation after the event. Please note that approved delegates are required to make their own hotel reservations and payments.