NATIONAL MEETING 2023
NOVEMBER 14-16, 2023 | GATINEAU, QC (HYBRID EVENT)
Taking Control of our Destiny: First Nations Leading the Way 6
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 and First Nations Infrastructure Institute 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.
First Nations Leading the Way 6 will be a two-and-a-half-day hybrid event held on November 14 – 16, at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel and Casino in Gatineau, QC. The forum will continue to 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, 348 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. 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.
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
WHY Should you Attend?
The First Nation Institutions National Meeting will be an opportunity to network with key leaders and influencers from First Nations who are leading the way in working to establish governance systems beyond the Indian Act and to learn more about:
- What does First Nations Fiscal Relations look like in the future?
- Expanded First Nations tax jurisdiction
- Accessing global capital markets for your First Nation
- Financial Management Certifications
- 10-Year Grants, and
- Land Registry