FMB 2023 Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee

Systemic change starts with supporting Indigenous-led initiatives, like the First Nations Fiscal Management Act institutions.

According to a 2003 study by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, economic development is not just the result of natural resources, education, geographic location, or chance. The same principles that underpin international economic development apply to First Nations here in Canada: a need for strong governance and strong institutions.

We are asking the Government of Canada to support Indigenous institutions with increased, stable, long-term, and predictable funding, so that we can continue supporting First Nations as they build thriving communities.

Read about this proposal and more in our Pre-Budget Submission.

FMB's 2023 Pre-Budget Submission