Internet gambling. How a tribe of native Canadians got a jump on the world.
Today there are fewer than 10,000 of them, clinging to a 5,000-hectare foothold of forest and farm and suburbia along the south bank of the mighty St Lawrence River, a 15-minute drive from downtown Montreal. They have a cultural centre, a marina and golf courses which attract a steady stream of tourists from both sides of the border that now divides their hunting grounds.
These People of the First Nation, as they style themselves, claim sovereignty over the land under the so-called Two Row Wampum Treaty, negotiated in the early 17th century over a ceremonial pipe of tobacco and named after a traditional belt embroidered with white and purple whelk shells, symbolising the desire of the invaders, and the invaded, to coexist.