The Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, the City of Saskatoon and its business partners got together recently to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Canada’s first commercial urban reserve.
The parties gathered Thursday together to for a ground-breaking ceremony on a new two story development, which is to become the new office for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.
“Many of those young people, many of the staff go on to work for other companies,” said Mayor Charlie Clark, who noted the large number of Indigenous persons employed by SIGA. “We know that employement for that population is a key part of our future.”
The reserve, located east of the Sutherland neighbourhood, is home to the FSIN’s headquarters, a gas station and other businesses including doctor’s offices.