He had been the founder and leader of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
. Newly elected Siksika First Nation (Alberta) Chief Strater Crowfoot had just been appointed to fill that position.
Manny Jules, still listed on the organization's Web site as chairman of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
, a group that operates under a memorandum of understanding with the minister of Indian Affairs, has been hired at the AFN as chief of staff.
Another possible hiring of note is Clarence "Manny" Jules, former chief of the Kamloops Indian band and most recently chairman of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
. He's expected to become the national chief's political advisor or chief of staff, replacing Richard Powless of Six Nations who performed that function for Matthew Coon Come.
Manny Jules, the chairman of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
, held a joint press conference to announce the release of a draft bill for formal consultations.
A year earlier, the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
, the body that designed the bill, asked permission to re-print a Windspeaker story about the proposed act because it was a detailed account of what would be in the legislation.
Jules, chairman of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
(ITAB) and co-chair of the AFN's chiefs committee on fiscal relations, made several impassioned arguments in favor of the act during the Squamish conference.
Robert Nault, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and Manny Jules, chairman of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
, hosted a press conference to introduce the bill and announce that public consultations would soon begin.
Jules has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism since his early involvement with the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
, and that criticism continues with the taxation component of the financial institutions act.
"At the time we met with the national chief, we said, 'If you have an Indian Taxation Advisory Board
within the Assembly of First Nations that is advocating tax in different areas, then we want a parallel process in Ontario because we are against taxation in a majority of our communities.' We have an issue to deal with when it comes to pushing taxation onto our people, whether it's access to capital or any other means.
The new body will replace the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
(ITAB) and deal with developing ways for First Nations to pass tax bylaws to tax mostly non-Native interests on their land.
Chief Jules is the chairman of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
. In fact, a caller asking for the chief's office at the Kamloops administration building is greeted with the words "Indian Taxation Advisory Board
." He and his council have been exploring and promoting the use of tax regimes as a way to self government since the 1960s.
Jules is also the chairman of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board
which advises the federal government on Indian taxation matters and provides information for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.