First Nations want a gaming body -

First Nations want a gaming body

Aboriginal leaders lobby for national gambling commission


Native-run casinos are generating such a massive amount of revenue that First Nations leaders are now planning to set up a national commission on gaming to oversee their cash flow. The leaders are in talks at the annual meeting of the Assembly of First Nations in Winnipeg, where some representatives say they’re tired of battling with government authorities over jurisdiction and revenue sharing. “It’s all about sovereignty and jurisdiction and exerting that and occupying the field so that we can in turn have our own First Nations gaming act,” said Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Little Black Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan.

CBC News

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