Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the public notification service?

The First Nations Gazette provides an online service for the publication of notices respecting aboriginal matters.

Who can submit notices for publication?

The public notification service is open to anyone with an interest in Aboriginal matters, including First Nation governments, other governments, government institutions, and the private sector.

The FNG aims to provide the service to the widest audience possible, including but not limited to First Nations, Aboriginal organizations, government departments, libraries, resource and utility-based companies, and members of the legal community.

What kinds of public notices does the FNG publish?

The FNG publishes notices respecting Aboriginal matters. First Nation governments, other governments, government institutions, and the private sector are all welcome to use the service.

Examples of notices include

  • proposed First Nations tax rates;      
  • notice of Indian Band elections;       
  • consultations and public input; 
  • section 6 notice under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (notice of proposed local revenue laws and invitation to make representations);  

    

Click here to view the notice submission guide, which includes the accepted notice categories.

What kind of laws, by-laws, codes and other enactments are accepted for publication?

The First Nations Gazette accepts for publication laws, by-laws, codes and other enactments duly enacted by a First Nation and submitted by or on behalf of a First Nation.

Laws enacted under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and by-laws enacted under section 83 of the Indian Act are automatically published in the First Nations Gazette.

Can I advertise in the FNG?

No. The FNG public notification service does not accept nor publish notices containing advertising.

Additionally, the FNG will not accept any submissions containing:     

  • Content of a personal nature      
  • Offensive or defamatory content       
  • Critical political content     
  • False, inaccurate, misleading or fraudulent information