The forum, titled Economic Resilience and Innovation: First Nations Leading the Way 5, will be a two-and-a-half day, hybrid event, held on October 4, 5 & 6, 2022 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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, over 320 First Nations, from all regions in Canada, are participating in either the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) and the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (FAFNLM).
Who Should Attend?
First Nation leadership representatives who are currently operating under the FMA and/or the FAFNLM or part of the 10-Year Grant allocations will receive invitations to this event.
First Nations Leading the Way National Meeting is open to leadership from 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.