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Moosomin First Nation Economic Development Corp Announces Moosomin Downs at Moosomin Plains

Prairieland is proud to announce a partnership in principle to assist in the new horse racetrack in Saskatchewan, Moosomin Downs, planned for Corman Park. The Moosomin First Nation Economic Development Corporation and the FSIN will be getting an in-kind donation of track related assets from Marquis Downs. Prairieland will be donating every possible asset – from the Jockey jerseys, to the starting gate, track water truck, track conditioner, weigh scale, the paddock, and even the dirt of the track (special soil) will be donated, completely in kind, to support this venture. Prairieland is also proudly offering consultation services of former racetrack management to get things operational. This is an in-kind donation totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
 
“We are happy to see the sport getting a new lease on life and we want to do everything we can to help it succeed into the future” said Prairieland CEO, Mark Regier. 

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(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon SK) – Many First Nations and non-First Nations people in the horse
racing industry have been impacted by the closing of Marquis Downs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Moosomin First Nation Economic Development Corporation is happy to announce the launch of
Moosomin Downs.

Moosomin Downs will be the answer to a renewed and diversified equine sporting industry. Prairieland
Park assets will be donated in kind to this First Nations endeavor, passing the torch of generations of
horse racing from Marquis Downs to a new generation. They will host thoroughbred and standardbred
racing, chariot and chuckwagon racing, 4-H and rodeo events, equine therapy, industry training with
youth and equine professionals and the original extreme sport of Indian Relay.

“Over the last 25 years, our First Nation had a dream of developing our Treaty Land Entitlement lands
in the RM of Corman Park. We will now be breaking ground and participating in the economy by
utilizing the lands our Treaty promise ensured us” says Moosomin Chief Brad Swiftwolfe. “We’re going
to be inclusive and will be reaching out to all stakeholders and interests when our implementation plan is
more substantive.”

“It has been months since first discussions and with anticipation, we have been eagerly waiting to
announce together that the RM of Corman Park can look forward to Moosomin First Nation’s
development” says Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood. “In the spirit of reconciliation, we support our
Treaty partners and neighbors.”

“The FSIN Chiefs-in-Assembly voted unanimously in favor of supporting Moosomin First Nation to be
the host of an all-inclusive equine sporting development that will provide the foundation for
revitalization of a part of our identity as First Nations people that was on the brink of being lost” says
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron. “We honour the cultural and spiritual impact of our sacred relationship
with the horse spirit, and we are proud to see its’ sacred teachings once again throughout our Treaty
lands.”

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The
Federation is committed to honouring the spirit and intent of the Treaties, as well as the promotion,
protection and implementation of the Treaty promises that were made more than a century ago.

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For More Information or to coordinate interviews, please contact:
FSIN Communications
Larissa Burnouf
Cell : 306-291-6864
communications@fsin.com
larissa.burnouf@fsin.com

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