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(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon SK) – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), Saskatchewan First Nations, and the Government of Saskatchewan have agreed to several changes to the 2002 Framework Agreement (GFA), which lays out the terms for First Nations gaming development in the province, including the operation of First Nations casinos.
Signed in 2002, the GFA requires a review by both parties every five years, with changes implemented through amending agreements.
Approved by the Chiefs in Assembly and by the Government of Saskatchewan, the 2023 Amending Agreement includes the following changes:

  • Making available an additional 200 slot machines for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA);
  • $250,000 per year more for the First Nations Addictions and Rehabilitation Foundation;
  • increased regulatory opportunities for Indigenous Gaming Regulators beyond charitable
    gaming; and

  • more opportunities for the FSIN to suggest Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) sites on-reserve
    without affecting SIGAs slot machine allocation.

“The Government of Saskatchewan continues to work with the FSIN and SIGA to responsibly advance the gaming industry in our province for the benefit of First Nations and all Saskatchewan people,” Minister Responsible for Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan Laura Ross said. “We value our partnership with the FSIN and SIGA in the gaming sector and are pleased to have reached an agreement on these changes to the Gaming Framework Agreement.”
Chief Bobby Cameron expressed his gratitude and satisfaction for the work that went into the 2023 Agreement. He said, “We have overcome many challenges and obstacles along the way. This will have a positive impact on our 74 First Nations communities which will benefit from the increased opportunities and revenues from gaming. SIGA is a leader in First Nation gaming, and

this is reflected in these enhancements to the 2002 Framework Agreement. We will continue to advance First Nations Jurisdictions for First Nation gaming on reserve.”
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is committed to honouring the spirit and intent of the Treaties, as well as the promotion, protection, and implementation of the Treaty promises that were made more than a century ago.


For more information, coordinate interviews, or confirm your attendance, please contact:
FSIN Communications
Shelley Mike
Ph. 306.222.8022

Brian Miller
Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan
Ph.: (306) 787-2106
Cell: (306) 520-8384

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