Saskatchewan Casino Proposal Moves Forward - Friday 21st of April 2006

SASKATCHEWAN – As reported by the Regina Leader-Post: "The First Nations-run Swift Current Casino was one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday with the signing of a municipal services agreement between the city and Nekaneet First Nation.

"'The signing of the Municipal Services Agreement between the city and Nekaneet First Nation is both historic and significant,' said File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) chair Dean Bellegarde.

"…The tribal council has been responsible for the negotiation of four separate agreements in order for the property to be created as an urban reserve. The Nekaneet First Nation will host the site of the new $22.7-million casino and performing arts centre.

"…The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has been operating casinos in the province for the past 10 years. The Swift Current Casino will be the sixth Indian-owned and-operated facility in the province…"

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