Saskatchewan Gaming Framework Agreement

This agreement outlines the three phases in which IGR will begin to license and regulate non-profit games on reserves. The SIGL regulatory agreement in Part 10 of the 2002 Framework Agreement indicates that SLGA-IGR (at the time SIGL) explains the process of implementing and implementing capacity building and the delegation of licensing and regulatory authorities through gaming functions. The Province of Saskatchewan and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) signed a 25-year framework agreement on the games on June 11, 2002, which replaced the original 1995 agreement. The province`s framework gambling agreement with FSIN allows the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) to continue operating casinos in the province. SIGA casinos are located in North Battleford, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Swift Current, Lloydminster, on the White Bear First Nation near Carlyle and on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation south of Saskatoon. The SLGA is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the agreement on behalf of the province. The FNARF Board of Directors maintains its position of not supporting or rejecting the gaming industry. In the development of the regional strategy, respect and recognition of legalized gambling as economic development and employment opportunities are granted. As provided for in the 2002 Framework Agreement (signed between FSIN and the Government of Saskatchewan) and the GLIS Regulatory Agreement (Article 2.01) as a first step towards full jurisdiction for reserved gambling activities. Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Licensing (NOW IGR) and Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) have entered into another agreement, the licensing agreement. The 2002 Framework Agreement outlines the process by which FSIN and the provincial government agree to cooperate in the establishment and monitoring of gambling activities. Part 3 of the framework agreement advances the Siga Casino Enterprise Agreement and Part 10 advances the SIGL (IGR) regulatory agreement.

Part 10 of the framework agreement states that SIGL (IGR) is recognized as a duly authorized issuing authority and that the licensing and regulation of non-profit gambling in Saskatchewan on and off reserve must be consistent, given the unique circumstances that are reserved. In June 2002, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) successfully negotiated, on behalf of all Saskatchewan First Nation Communities and Tribal Councils, a new framework agreement (Gaming) with the Province of Saskatchewan, which replaced the 1994 Framework Agreement as part of updated changes to the jurisdiction of FSIN Gaming and economic development projects. Responsible gambling occurs when informed participants have a clear understanding of the probability of winning and engage in risky gambling situations and put base amounts. FSIN casinos can now start in the municipalities of Yorkton, Prince Albert, North Battleford and the White Bear Reserve near Carlyle as soon as FSIN is ready to start operating, and the terms and conditions have been finalized.