FSIN to Host Meeting on Education Tax

Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 14:45



A new policy that will see the taxation of First Nations students’ educational allowances will be the focus of an information session tonight in Saskatoon.


Researcher Darlene Lanceley will be one of the presenters at tonight’s meeting.


She says the new policy that the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency plans to implement for the 2006 tax year will affect about 10-thousand post-secondary students in this province alone.


Lanceley says this measure has the potential to erase decades of gains in First Nations education levels.


Lanceley says there’s still a lot of Native students that are in the dark about this issue, and that’s the main motivation behind holding tonight’s session.


Tonight’s meeting is hosted by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and is taking place at the Saskatoon Campus gymnasium of the First Nations University of Canada.


The meeting starts at 7 o’clock and is open to everyone.