Ottawa is thinking about eliminating the Native tax exemption and allowing First Nations governments to tax their citizens, reports The Eastern Door.

The proposed new powers would not stop any other government from taxing First Nations. Also, Ottawa refuses to entrench the proposed powers, such as they are, in any treaty or constitutionally protected agreement Plus, a federal memo suggests non-Natives in Native communities wouldn’t be subject to First Nations’ taxes.

Grand Chief Joe Norton of Kahnawake denounced the proposal as “outrageous” and “totally unacceptable.”