AMC Applauds BC First Nations Gaming Revenue Sharing With the Province of BC
November 14, 2019
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Treaty 1 Territory, Manitoba – AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas acknowledged the work of the BC First Nations leadership in reaching a recent gaming revenue sharing agreement, and the BC NDP minority government’s support of provincial legislation that provides BC First Nations with a 7 percent share of net gaming revenue.
Grand Chief Arlen Dumas said, “We respect the advocacy work of the British Columbia First Nations in holding their provincial government to account on the promises that have been made. We also commend the commitment to reconciliation that the BC Legislature has shown by passing provincial legislation in support of the revenue sharing arrangement.”
Projected revenues going to BC First Nations have been reported to be $100 million a year or $3 billion over 25 years. The gaming revenue sharing will allow First Nations in B.C. to invest in services and infrastructure such as child care, housing, road upgrades and economic development to improve the overall health of their citizens. Similar revenue sharing agreements have been made in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Currently, there is no such agreement in place for First Nations in Manitoba.