The FSIN Supports First Nation Jurisdiction
For Immediate Release: November 7, 2012
THE FSIN SUPPORTS FIRST NATION JURISDICTION
(Regina, SK) The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is closely monitoring the birth of the on-line gaming industry in Saskatchewan. A band member of the White Bear First Nation launched an on-line gaming site on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
FSIN Chief Perry Bellegarde supports First Nation jurisdiction in Treaty territories. However, this is not an initiative of the FSIN or the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. He believes this is an indication of an expanding on-line gaming market and displays that there is an opportunity to develop an on-line gaming strategy with the Government of Saskatchewan.
“The on-line gaming industry is already happening in other provinces such as British Columbia and Quebec. We need to ensure Saskatchewan’s gaming industry is prepared for this emerging competitor,” says Chief Bellegarde. “First Nations and the Province have history working together in developing a strong gaming industry. We can do the same with on-line gaming.”
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The Federation is committed to honouring the spirit and intent of Treaty, as well as the promotion, protection and implementation of the Treaty promises that were made more than a century ago.
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Mervin Brass, Executive Director of Communications