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FSIN delegates confront Broten – Regina Leader-Post

FEBRUARY 13, 2014

Provincial NDP Leader Cam Broten got a rough reception Wednesday at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) assembly for his comments on a proposed casino deal.

Broten “failed us terribly, all for the sake of politics and three-minute (TV) clips,” former FSIN Chief Roland Crowe told assembled delegates.

Broten, who sat listening in the audience for several hours, told reporters he’s not against First Nations involvement in the economy, but the talks to sell provincial government casinos in Regina and Moose Jaw to the FSIN were secretive and flawed.

Broten said the casinos “are not for sale” as far as he’s concerned, but he’s willing to approach any open, transparent plans with an open mind.

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