Extended interviews with people from the 8th Fire TV series.
Manny Jules is Chairman of the First Nations Tax Commission, which helps First Nation governments build, maintain and benefit from fair and efficient property tax regimes.
In 1988, Mr. Jules was the driving force behind the 1988 passage by Parliament of Bill C-115, which clarified First Nation jurisdiction over property taxation on reserve lands.
In the forward to Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring Aboriginal Property Rights by Tom Flanagan and Christopher Alcantara, he supports their proposal for a First Nations Property Ownership Act. "To fully realize the full value of our land, we need a secure property-rights system."
Manny Jules is a member of the Kamloops Indian Band (B.C.), and was Chief from 1984 to 2000.
During this time, he helped organize the repatriation of 45,000 acres of Kamloops Indian Band reserve lands.
Angela Sterritt interviewed Jules for the 8th Fire series in April 2011. Here are highlights from the interview.