FSIN says casino closures are not ideal

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations isn’t happy with the fact that Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority run casinos around the province have to shut down on Saturday.

The organization says it is imperative First Nations are consulted by the province prior to implementation of public health orders that affect their communities or business.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron says in a release that the seven casinos have been keeping customers and staff safe by having some of the highest health and safety regulations.

He adds that First Nation communities are the beneficiaries of revenues generated and the closures will have substantial and potentially lasting impacts within the First Nations.

The seven casinos as well as Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw have to close until January 15 under the latest public health order issued earlier this week.

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