Welcome to the RoadMap Project
The RoadMap Project is a practical and optional framework that advances Indigenous economic reconciliation, consistent with the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The RoadMap offers realistic and implementable options to empower First Nations governments to move past the failed one-size-fits-all approach, and will support the implementation of UNDRIP through Indigenous-led initiatives.
The First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) institutions - the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB), the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC), and the First Nation Finance Authority (FNFA) - are the driving force behind this project. The FMA institutions have a proven track record of supporting First Nations as they grow their economies and enhance their financial and administrative governance.
With the support of these institutions and others, RoadMap will create new, optional paths for First Nations as they move from managing poverty to creating wealth. The FMA framework will reduce risk and give Canada the confidence to support these new options for self-determination.
The RoadMap Project will empower:
- Informed policy decisions supported by statistics and data
- Better infrastructure though institutional support and improved access to capital
- Economic reconciliation through strong Indigenous economies
- Greater self-sufficiency through options to expand First Nations jurisdiction and fiscal powers
- Economies of scale and improve service delivery through First Nations working together
- Strengthened governance through capacity development and support from Indigenous Institutions
The benefits of RoadMap include:
- Pathways supporting First Nations self-sufficiency and economic growth
- Optionality to respect the rights of each First Nation and make building support easier
- The option to pursue these paths incrementally and at any pace
- Improved fiscal capacity to govern, while managing risk and increasing transparency and accountability
- Indigenous solutions that build on the earned trust and success of the FMA institutions
- Clarity among all levels of government on service responsibility and delivery
Over the coming months, RoadMap will:
- Continue to actively engage First Nations governments, organizations, and thought leaders
- Develop and share detailed policy proposals in the form of RoadMap chapters
- Ask the federal government to support the RoadMap and the expansion of the roles and responsibilities of FMA institutions
- Propose the legislative and policy changes and resource allocations required to implement RoadMap
The RoadMap Chapters:
- Introduction: Creating Paths For Indigenous Prosperity
- Closing the Economic Data and Statistics Gap
- Economic Development
- Jurisdiction and Expanded Fiscal Powers
- Strength Through Working Together
With your support, First Nations can move from managing poverty to managing wealth. Join us on this path.
If you have any comments or questions, please email us at RoadMap@fnfmb.com