Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation (DDCDC)
The Members of the Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation consist of the seven-member First Nations of the Saskatoon Tribal Council as represented by the Chief of the said First Nation: Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and Yellow Quill First Nation.
The mandate of the Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation is to distribute twenty-five percent of the net profits generated from the Dakota Dunes Casino on a fair and equitable basis to First Nation and non-First Nation charitable organizations and groups within a 75-kilometre radius from the Whitecap Dakota First Nation (known as the “catchment area”).
Section 7.5 of the 2002 Framework Agreement between the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (“FSIN”) and the Government of Saskatchewan establishes criteria for distributions, which are to be made to First Nation and non-First Nation organizations in the community in which the host Tribal Council is located and in the surrounding area, in the manner solely determined by the Board of Directors of each Community Development Corporation.
Supporting community success through innovative partnerships.
The Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation: – Allocates grant funding in order to enhance independence and well-being of residents of the communities we support; – Allocates these funds with fairness, accountability and transparency; and – Supports economic development, social development, justice initiatives, educational development, recreation facilities operation and development, senior and youth programs, cultural development, community infrastructure development and maintenance, health initiatives, and other charitable purposes.