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Understanding and Retaining our Rights:

A Workshop on Indian Tax Exemption

March 11-12, 2010


The regular rate is $875 per person, or if registering with a group of 4 or more, the discounted rate is $675 per person. The deadline to register is March 5, 2010.

Early-bird registration is $675, and the early-bird, group (4+) discounted rate is $575 per person if full payment is received by February 17th/2010.

Space is Limited!


Day 1

9:00 -12:00


Aboriginal  (Indian) Tax Exemption:


Looking Back At the Source…

Aboriginal Tax immunity and Indian Tax Exemption
A history of Section 87. of the Indian Act (tax exemption)
Section 87 in the Context of the Indian Act : What does it really mean and how do we apply it?
The Deeming Provision of S. 90(1) and the tax exemption of band purchases



Retaining our Rights through Understanding…

A legal definition of Tax
Current forms of Tax and how they are applied by the Provinces and the Federal Government -Why are we told we are exempt from only some of the taxes some of the time?
Tobacco Quotas
Gasoline Tax
Customs and Excise Tax
Business, Personal, Investment Income Tax 

Day 2


Current Threats and Challenges to Aboriginal Tax Immunity and the S. 87 Indian Tax Exemption.

A look at how many common retail practices infringe on our rights to tax exemption
“Store Policies”
No GST No PST Sales

Application of Income tax on Status Indians

Tobacco Quotas

Case Law that is narrowing the meaning of Section 87.

Current Government policies that infringe on our rights to tax exemption and immunity
Application of GST and HST on First Nations

Asserting Our Tax Exemptions
-Rights Are Not Bestowed, they Come from Within…

Powerful First Nation Initiatives
Personal and Collective Victories:
Small Claims Process
Human Rights 
Letter  writing and Lobbying
Obtaining refunds
Ensuring Income Tax exemptions
Structuring Aboriginal Businesses for tax exemptions
Dealing with Rev. Canada

Questions and Answers




1. "Understanding and
Retaining our Rights:
Indian Tax Exemption"

March 11-12, 2010
Casino Rama, Orillia
Agenda and Cost
Book tickets for Diamond Rio, March 11

2. "Achieving Meaningful Consultation"
Casino Rama, Orillia
Agenda and Cost
To Register

3. "A kick in the 'but':
A youth empowerment workshop"

Invite me to your community
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