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Who is FNFMB Certified?

This video lists the First Nations who have been certified by the First Nations Financial Management Board up to December 2013. The location of each First Nation on the map is an approximation. For questions, send a message to mail@fnfmb.com

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Transcript of Who is FNFMB Certified?

Who has been certified by FNFMB?
When will your Nation be Certified?
www.fnfmb.com
Fisher River Cree Nation
Received Financial Performance Certification on
October 29, 2013
Fisher River is located about 220 kilometres north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. We have an on-reserve population of around 1700.
One of the first communities in Manitoba to be certified by FNFMB.
Penticton Indian Band
Received Financial Performance Certification on
October 29, 2013
SnPink’tn (The Penticton Indian Band) is located on beautiful bench land in the southwestern portion of the Okanagan Valley. The rolling hillsides add to the beauty of the landscape and provide a number of developable bench lands. In addition, the close proximity of the community to Highway 97 and the City of Penticton add to the land value.
Nadleh Whut'en Band
Received Financial Performance Certification on

December 19, 2013
We are the 'people who live where the salmon return'. We have lived on our lands since time immemorial. The Nadleh Whut'en are part of the larger Yinka Dene (Carrier) Nation, which accounts for over 5,000 people. Our current population is 500, with a little under half of which live on the Reserve
Kwadacha Nation
Received Financial Performance Certification on
April 29, 2013
The Kwadacha Nation (home of the Tsek’ene people) is located at Fort Ware, approximately 570 km north of Prince George in British Columbia, Canada. The village lies at the confluence of the Fox, the Kwadacha, and Finlay rivers in the Rocky Mountain Trench.
Sliammon
Received Financial Performance Certification on
December 19, 2013

The Tla'amin Nation resides just north of the province of Powell River in British Columbia. Sliammon First Nation is one of 20 indigenous Coast Salish tribes inhabiting the coastal regions of western Canada. The Tla'amin people are part of a rich heritage with a history stretching back over 2000 years into the past.
Tsawout First Nation

Received Financial Performance Certification on
June 15, 2012
The Tsawout First Nation is one of five bands that constitute the Saanich Nation. The other bands of the Saanich Nation are Tsartlip, Tseycum, Malahat and Pauquachin.
Millbrook First Nation
Received Financial Performance Certification on
June 15, 2012
One of the first from Nova Scotia to be FNFMB Certified.
Osoyoos Indian Band
Received Financial Performance Certification on
November 23, 2011
One of the 1st First Nations in Canada to be Certified by FNFMB.
Located in south central British Columbia
St. Mary's
Received Financial Performance Certification on
March 28, 2013
ʔaq'am is a member community of the Ktunaxa Nation. As a community, we share many values – recognizing the importance of family, unity and co-operation, effective communication, love and kindness, respect, safety and security, inclusion, education and learning, healthy and balanced living – and take pride in our heritage, language and culture. We value natural law and practice stewardship of the land, water, animals, and plants.
First Nations Across Canada
34 Total
Lax Kw'alaams Band
Received Financial Performance Certification on
July 22, 2013

For over 10,000 years the spirits of Tsimshian ancestors have graced the shores of the Skeena River, wandered in the forests, mountains and island of one of the most pristine and breathtaking areas of wilderness of the world.
British Columbia
Songhees Nation
Received Financial Performance Certification on
November 23, 2011
The first FNFMB client to receive FAL compliance approval.
One of the first communities in Canada to receive Financial Performance Certification.
Located within the city of Victoria, Bc on Vancouver Island.
Membertou First Nation
Received Financial Performance Certification on
March 2, 2012
The first to use their Financial Performance Certification to borrow through the First Nations Finance Authority.
Nova Scotia.
Moricetown Indian Band
Received Financial Performance Certification on
July 30, 2012
Moricetown is home to approximately 693 on-reserve members, 1228 off-reserve members with a total population of 1921 people and is located 30km west of Smithers, BC and 32km east of Hazelton, BC.
Mount Currie (Lil'wat Nation)
Received Financial Performance Certification on
April 29, 2013.
Today, Lil’wat traditional ways of life continue to be important within our local economy here in the northwest of British Columbia, Canada. Fish, game, plant foods and medicines are still harvested and prepared in the traditional manner are bought and traded with neighbouring First Nations.
Siksika Nation
Received Financial Performance Certification on
July 22, 2013
located one hours' drive east of the city of Calgary, AB and 3km south of the Trans Canada Hwy #1.
Approximately 6000 members.
Alberta.
Squiala First Nation
received Financial Performance Certification on
July 22, 2013
As of today, Squiala First Nation has 170 members. All members can be traced to Sam and Theresa Jimmie. Sam and Theresa were the founders of Squiala First Nation. Together, they had 7 sons and Squiala membership is made up of the descendents from the seven brothers. .
Conseil Des Montagnais Du-Lac-Saint-Jean
received Financial Performance Certification on
March 28, 2013
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One of the first communities from Quebec to get Certified.
Tsleil-Waututh Nation
received Financial Performance Certification on
September 24, 2012
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"The People of the Inlet." We have inhabited the lands and waters of our traditional territory surrounding the Burrard Inlet in British Columbia since time immemorial.
Wet'suwet'en
received Financial Performance Certification on
October 29, 2013.

The Wet’suwet’en First Nation (No. 725), is located west of Burns Lake in the central interior of British Columbia. It was formerly known as the Broman Lake Indian Band and is still usually referred to as Broman Lake, although this is no longer its official name
Wasauksing First Nation
received Financial Performance Certification on
September 24, 2012
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The first Ontario community to receive FP certification.
The community is comprised of 1073 band members, with about 379 living on-reserve. Overall, the community has a land base of 7,874 hectares.
Tzeachten First Nation
received Financial Performance Certification on
November 23, 2011
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One of the first communities in Canada to receive FP certification from FNFMB.
One of the first borrowing members of the First Nations Finance Authority.
Nipissing First Nation
received Financial Performance Certification on
November 1, 2013.

One of the first communities in Ontario to receive FP certification from FNFMB.
Vision: To empower the membership of the Nipissing First Nation to work together in a positive, progressive manner and work towards a common goal to be socially, economically, culturally sensitive, independent and self-governed.
Sts'ailes
received Financial Performance Certification on
February 15, 2012.
One of the first communities in Canada to be certified.
We Wai Kai Nation
received Financial Performance Certification
June 15, 2012.
The most recent census data reports that the We Wai Kai Nation population is approximately 1022 members, of which an estimated 500 live off-reserve. The We Wai Kai Nation's reserve lands cover 684.74 hectares (1692.27 acres)
Taku River Tlingit First Nation
received Financial Performance Certification on
June 15, 2012.
We, the Taku River Tlingit, are moving forward as the responsible decision makers of our land and waters within our Territory. Our Territory covers over 40,000 sq/km and includes what is now known as British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska/US. Our Territory contains high mountains, expansive forests rich with wildlife and salmon filled wild rivers
Splatsin First Nation
received Financial Performance Certification on
July 30, 2012.
The Splatsin are the most southern tribe of the Shuswap Nation, the largest Interior Salish speaking First Nation in Canada whose aboriginal territory stretches from the BC/Alberta border near the Yellowhead Pass to the plateau west of the Fraser River, southeast to the Arrow Lakes and to the upper reaches of the Columbia River.
Metlakatla First Nation
received Financial Performance Certification on
September 24, 2012.
The Metlakatla Governing Council currently oversees approximately 3,464 hectares of land on 16 reserves. Metlakatla has a population of 756 members including 649 residing off reserve. A large majority of off-reserve members live in Prince Rupert, within Metlakatla traditional territory.
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Shxwha: y Village
received Financial Performance Certification on
September 24, 2012.
Shxwha:y Village will promote and preserve the Cultural, Economic and Community Balance; by encoraging membership's communication and anticipation in achieving a healthy lifestyle and social harmony within the Village. Shxwha:y Village is also committed to establishing and promoting sound relationships with the local municipalities, goverments and other Villages.
Tk'emlups te Secwepemc
received Financial Performance Certification on
January 28, 2013.
The Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc (TteS), recipient of the 2008 Community Economic Developer of the Year Award from the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO), is a progressive community committed to attaining self-sufficiency and independence through education and economic development.
Kitselas First Nation
received Financial Performance Certification on
February 12, 2013.
The Gitselasu - People of the Kitselas Canyon - have thrived in this territory with the abundant, fertile rivers and lands in the beautiful valley of the Skeena since "time immemorial". They continue to work and live in this rich landscape and have a very proud heritage that is still practiced today.
Douglas (Xa'xsta)
received Financial Performance Certification on
July 22, 2013.
Xa’xtsa is made up of two communities: Port Douglas, which is situated at the northern end of Little Harrison Lake, and Tipella which is on the west side of the Lillooet River. Xa’xtsa is also part of the entire St’atl’imx linguistic group.
Skeetchestn Indian Band
received Financial Performance Certification on
July 22, 2013.
Before the establishment of the reserve in 1877, our ancestors wintered in many pit house villages along both sides of Kamloops Lake, and for a distance below the outlet of the lake. During the spring, summer, and fall they would travel throughout their territory to gather important resources at critical times and places. Traditional custom dictated by knowledge allowed the people to make the most efficient use of the earths' harvest. When the first Europeans arrived, they shared in the wealth of the land with our ancestors. They valued our ancestors' knowledge of the land and their skills in the acquisition of furs. Traditional Secwepemc protocol was predominantly followed during the fur trade era.
St. Theresa Point
received Financial Performance Certification on
October 29, 2013.
Treaty: Adhesion to Treaty No. 5

Registered Population: 3,019

Band No. 298

Area: Approx.: 7,129 Acres

Recreation:
Hockey, Baseball, Volleyball, Fishing Tournaments, Annual Bannock Festival, Basketball and Treaty Days

Facilities:
Airport, Fire Hall, Hockey Arena, Radio Station, Television Station, Police Station
Cowichan Tribes
received Financial Performance Certification on
September 19, 2013.
With over 4,400+ members, we are the largest single First Nation Band in British Columbia.

About half of our members live on the Reserve. Ours is a relatively young population, with a large percentage of the population under the age of 35.

We have seven traditional villages. Our total reserve area is currently 2400 hectares (~5900 acres) made up of nine Reserves.
For more information on how your Nation can become certified, contact:
Jordan Wapass

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Jordan_Wapass@fnfmb.com

@FNFMB
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Toll Free: 1.877.925.6665
www.fnfmb.com
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