First Nations FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About First Nations
Question: Am I eligible for a land claim settlement payment?
Answer: The Government of Canada has been committed to settling Aboriginal land claims since 1973.
Question: Do Registered Indians Have to Pay Taxes?
Answer: The short answer is “It depends.” There are some situations in which Registered Indians do not pay taxes.
Question: Do Status Indians have their own government?
Answer: In August 1995, the Government of Canada adopted an approach to negotiating practical and workable arrangements with Aboriginal people to implement their inherent right to self-government.