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First Nation Taxation, Services, and Economic Development in British Columbia (2012)

First Nations in British Columbia have made more progress toward becoming part of the Canadian federal system in the 23 years since the introduction of First Nation taxation in 1988 than they did in the more than one hundred previous years, dating back to the passage of the Indian Act in 1876. In this short policy analysis we briefly review the problems that led to the 1988 Amendments, the progress since that time, and the kinds of policies that will contribute most toward continued benefits for First Nations, other governments, and all citizens of Canada.


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