A new fiscal relationship

The Government of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations are working together to establish a new fiscal relationship that moves towards sufficient, predictable and sustained funding for First Nation communities.

With the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in July 2016, a process was established to achieve this goal, which will be a key step in addressing the disparities and inequities in the socio-economic conditions between First Nations and other Canadians.

From October 11 to November 20, 2017, the Government of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations engaged with First Nation chiefs and administrators. Through this engagement, participants were asked to review and provide feedback on options prepared by three working groups to support a new fiscal relationship. Feedback received on working group options has been incorporated into the report: A new approach: Co-development of a new fiscal relationship between Canada and First Nations.

Canada is also working jointly with 25 self-governing indigenous governments o develop a new self-government fiscal policy framework that will enable these governments to realize the full potential of their agreements.

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