Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement

It is sometimes mistakenly claimed that First Nations are collectivists by nature and have no idea about private property. The history of the West Bank First Nation shows something different. WFN members have embraced private property in the form of allowances (PCs) and support mechanisms such as leases, mortgages, contracts, and property taxes. The result is a thriving real estate industry that benefits both FMN members and the many more non-members who now live on WFN land. This is a win-win situation in which the prosperity of the First Nation equally benefits society as a whole through economic participation. First Nations people living on Amerindian reserves are the most disadvantaged segment of Canada`s Aboriginal population.