26 Sep 2020

First Nations' taxman Manny Jules

From Saturday Morning, 8:40 am on 26 September 2020
Manny Jules

Manny Jules Photo: Photo by:Stephen MacGillivray

C.T. (Manny) Jules is the Chief Commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commission based in Kamloops, British Columbia.

He is a leading figure in getting Canada's First Nations people independence over their tax affairs, and says tax autonomy forms a a vital part in self determination and entrepreneurship

He was responsible for recovering 45,000 acres of his tribe's reserve lands, and he's also driven legislative reform in the country.

His enthusiasms extend beyond the business world too. He's an artist and keen vinyl collector, including a Christmas music library of 5,000 records assembled over the past 20 years!