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Our Commitment to First Nations, Meitis and Inuits

In today’s environment, it is more important than ever for Aboriginal communities, organizations, companies and individuals to make well-informed decisions, which is why it is essential to have an advisor who fully understands your circumstances. MNP has embraced the opportunity to become more familiar with Aboriginal people, including their history, culture and incredible contribution to our country. Through this important relationship, we have come to recognize the role that Aboriginal values play in future planning, daily operations and decision making.

Based on our diverse body of work within the Aboriginal community, we have honed our skills and expertise to create a very specialized understanding of how to work within a broad range of conditions that often exist exclusively within this environment. We’re familiar with the reporting requirements as mandated by various regulatory environments and we have significant hands on knowledge working with unique circumstances surrounding economic development entities, taxation, trusts, settlements and claims, resource development, capacity building, capital projects, procurement and a host of other components essential to the Aboriginal community.

This deep breadth of experience has made MNP the preferred firm for over 250 Aboriginal groups, including First Nations, tribal councils, organizations and First Nation community- or individual-owned businesses.

Our Tailored Services for Aboriginals

Assurance and Accounting

We have been working with our Aboriginal clients in the areas of audit, accounting and bookkeeping for more than one decades. Through our team’s expertise and knowledge of a wide variety of federal and provincial funding agencies, we understand the unique reporting needs of Aboriginal organizations.


We offer a solutions-oriented, tailored approach and continuum of services that consider all aspects of a successful organization to help you stay current, competitive and profitable.

Corporate Finance

Whether you’re looking to grow your business, acquire or merge with another organization or divest an asset, our Corporate Finance professionals have the expertise and insights you need to ensure a successful transaction.


Given the increasing number of Aboriginal business owners over the past 30 years, there is an emerging group of successful entrepreneurs challenged with transitioning their business. ExitSMART™ is a comprehensive succession planning service designed to help you exit your business on your terms.


Tax regulations for First Nations are unique and many tax matters are continuously changing. Whether it is developing a First Nations commodity tax, along with a collection and administration regime or a calculation of taxes collected illegally by a province, we ensure you comply with these laws and pay the least amount of tax possible.

Valuation, Forensics and Litigation Support

Get the facts and make decisions with confidence. Whether buying or selling a business, on reserve or off, our valuation specialists can provide you with independent advisory assistance. In addition, our forensic professionals combine accounting and investigative expertise to resolve fraud emergencies of the most intricate and sensitive nature.



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Clayton Norris CAFM, MBA, CPA, CMA
Vice President, Aboriginal Services

Clayton Norris, CAFM, MBA, CPA, CMA, is the Vice President of MNP's Aboriginal Services, which currently provides services in consulting, accounting, and business advisory services in over 150 Aboriginal communities. Based in Calgary, Clayton works closely with First Nations and Métis communities in an advisory capacity, assisting clients in the areas of business and strategic planning, human resource issues, corporate finance, training and economic development consulting.

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