Kahnawake, Six Nations sign Mutual Cooperation Agreement on Gaming

KAHNAWAKE MOHAWK TERRITORY- In a move to protect Indigenous gaming jurisdiction the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) and the Six Nations of the Grand River (SNGR) have signed a Mutual Cooperation Agreement on Gaming. Kahnawake announced the agreement Tuesday, Feb., 15. Under the agreement both communities have “mutually agreed to defend, by any means possible, our Indigenous jurisdiction over gaming, and the socio-economic benefits our communities would derive therein.” The agreement comes after Ontario established an ‘igaming’ initiative under its authority, iGaming Ontario without consultation with First Nations. The agreement will creates and allows for a memorandum of understanding between the community’s gaming bodies and opens the door to discussions on mutually beneficial opportunities in the igaming industry. The statement said both communities will also work on legal, political and…

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