The FSIN - province of Saskatchewan gaming partnership : 1995 to 2002
In recent years we have witnessed an increase in the number of two unrelated phenomena in Canada – collaborative partnerships and First Nations casino development. This thesis focuses on the integration of these two phenomena by examining the gaming partnership that the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and the Province of Saskatchewan established in 1995. The thesis explores the factors that produced the partnership, the issues of negotiations that influenced the partnership arrangement, and the general nature of the partnership’s framework from 1995 to 2002. In analyzing these aspects of the partnership, the thesis will address its fundamental question – what is the precise nature of the regulatory framework and its implications for the gaming partnership in Saskatchewan? This study reveals that there were deficiencies in the nature of the partnership’s framework, particularly with respect to the accountability provisions of the partnering arrangement. Those deficiencies created an accountability crisis in the year 2000, which caused problems both for and between the partners. Eventually, however, the partners decided to move forward in a relatively positive and constructive manner towards a sustainable and successful partnering arrangement.
DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
Copyright DateMarch 2004
First Nations casinos