SaskGaming raises Treaty 4 and Métis Nation flags

SaskGaming raised a pair of flags as symbols of their commitment to truth and reconciliation at Casino Regina.

The Treaty 4 and Métis Nation flags were raised at an event that featured Former File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Chief Edmund Bellegarde, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan representative Tyler Gervais and the Red Dog Drum Group, who helped lead the event, which came together under the guidance of Piapot First Nation Elder Harry Francis.

“Installing the Treaty 4 flag honours our treaty relationship and demonstrates respect to First Nations across Saskatchewan,” Former Chief Bellegarde said. “SaskGaming and Casino Regina are walking the path of reconciliation, and this is a positive development.”

“Seeing the Métis Nation flag fly high above Casino Regina acknowledges and honours not only the history but as well as our contributions in the development of Saskatchewan,” Métis citizen of Western Region III Tyler Gervais said. “These actions are a positive movement toward reconciliation.”

Ensuring the Treaty 4 and Métis Nation flags are lasting fixtures at Casino Regina aligns with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 57, which is focused on educating public servants on the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

SaskGaming boasts the highest rate of Indigenous representation among the province’s Crown sector at approximately 40 per cent.

It also pays 50 per cent of its net income to the General Revenue Fund in support of the First Nations Trust, Community Initiatives Fund and Clarence Campeau Development Fund. It has entered into a historic partnership with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority to deliver online gaming and single-event sports betting.

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