Business Deals
Seminole Tribe confirms agreement with First Nations

The Seminole Tribe of Florida confirmed it signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a Hard Rock with a group of 10 First Nations in Saskatchewan.

In a statement, the tribal council said it wasn't involved with the Independent First Nations of Saskatchewan. But there was apparently some "confusion" over the deal, said the president of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc., the tribe's economic development arm.

The $1.2 billion project in downtown Regina includes a stadium for the Roughriders, a hotel and a casino. The complex is designed by Douglas Cardinal, a Native architect.

The deal hinges on the sale of province-owned casinos in Regina and Moose Jaw. The tribes want the province to contribution a portion of the sale towards construction of their facility.

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