2018 national Meeting

Beyond Transfers Films 

Three short films were released at the conference and on social media as part of the Beyond Transfers video series:

Chief Mike Lebourdais (Whispering Pines/Clinton)

As the first video in this series, Chief Michael Lebourdais picked up where his last film left off by providing an overview of the jurisdiction based fiscal relationship option and the importance of fiscal power. 

“This is our time to design our own fiscal relationship based on what works for us. We have the experience, knowledge and the strength. First Nations are leading the way.” 

Delyla Daniels (Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc)

In the second video in this series, Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc member Delyla Daniels discusses the benefits of a jurisdiction based fiscal relationship (provided through the FMA) and First Nation institutions. She provides evidence by discussing the benefits her community has experienced as a result of the tax jurisdiction provided by the FMA and the support of the FMA institutions.  

“In Tk’emlúps, we have experienced the direct impact that taxation has brought to our community. Through the creation of the Powwow Arbor, the ability to build infrastructure, paved roads, street lights, fire protection, good drinking water, and most importantly, the ability to create meaningful jobs.”

Dalyn Bear (Whitecap Dakota)

In the third video, Councillor Dalyn Bear of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation outlines some of the proposals advanced at the national meeting and calls on supportive First Nation communities to get involved and share their thoughts in relation to a new First Nations fiscal relationship.

“We need more fiscal power, not less.”

Clearing the Path: Expanding Jurisdiction & Building Vibrant Economies
This short film developed by the First Nations Tax Commission presented a number of inspiring stories of communities utilizing the FMA and taxation to exercise First Nation jurisdiction and strengthen communities.