This first episode introduces the history of pandemics and their impact on First Nation lives, communities, jurisdictions, and trajectories. First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) Chief Commissioner C.T. Manny Jules discusses this history and his vision for change.
Chief Commissioner Jules has dedicated over 40 years of his life to public service in support of First Nations. He is a member of Tkemlups te Secwepemc and served as Chief for over 16 years. He was the driving force behind the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, passed by Parliament in 2005, creating the First Nations Tax Commission, where he currently serves as Chief Commissioner.
This episode was recorded on June 3, 2020.