The Saskatoon Tribal Council has an Economic Development department focused on creating wealth and employment opportunities for STC members by creating or acquiring profitable ventures. Its primary driver and contact for future business opportunities are STC Investments LLP, which aims to create sustainable economic opportunities and generate wealth for our seven First Nations. Its vision is to be the premier strategic investment company that catalyzes the economic success of the STC First Nations.
This investment arm of STC is governed by the Economic Development leaders from each STC First Nation. It takes great pride in a well-developed and professional governance manual and proper governance training of each Board Member. STC Investments will only invest in businesses of equal interest to all the seven STC First Nations and in operations that do not directly overlap with the other STC First Nation-owned companies.
STC Investments LLP is currently confidentially engaged in detailed partnership discussions with several leading service and industrial companies.
STC Casino Holdings
STC Casino Holdings is a partnership company in the ownership of the $70 Million Dakota Dunes facility, with revenues from profits channelled back to STC communities and, eventually, future STC investments.
Saskatoon Tribal Council is the development partner and owner of the Dakota Dunes Casino building, which is made up of seven Member First Nations– Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, Yellow Quill First Nation, Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Muskoday First Nation and Whitecap Dakota First Nation. The facility is leased by SIGA that operates the casino business under provincial and First Nation gaming regulations.
The facility consists of:
Over 80,000 sq. ft., including the large gaming floor, restaurant and Saskatchewan’s only High Limit Room
Over 620 slot machines and 18 table games, including e-Tables for Roulette, Baccarat and Blackjack
STC Industrial Contracting is a general industrial contractor that is now wholly owned by STC Investments LLP and able to provide construction and maintenance solutions to the mining and power generation sectors of Western Canada. Services include mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation (MPEI), and civil, fabrication supply, and installation capacities.
This company has extensive experience with the Saskatchewan potash industry and SaskPower, to name a few successful projects, and is recognized as a Tier One Stakeholder.
In 2020, STC Industrial Contracting acquired the business of Keys Welding Services Ltd. (KWS), a metal fabrication company located in the South Warman Business Park. KWS has been operating out of Saskatoon, SK, since 2008 and employs a strong team of apprentice welders, journeyman welders, welders’ helpers, journeyman fabricators, ironworkers, and pipefitters. KWS can facilitate small or large projects in its 4.5-acre yard and 13,000 square foot shop.
Heavy Duty Mechanic
Picker Truck Service
Keys Welding Services Ltd. carries the following certifications:
STC Industrial Contracting and Keys Welding Service can handle most above-ground projects in potash mining and other industries, including scheduled maintenance and off-site fabrication. Together, the companies have developed a competent team in the following areas:
Turnkey product management
Welding and mechanical services
Fabrication services and projects
Plant maintenance, site services and repair
Field construction and maintenance
Procurement services, including linkage with other STC First Nation companies
203 Packham Avenue Building
The property at 203 Packham Ave was previously owned by both Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and STC, along with 335 Packham. The space had been fully leased with the property managed by Cress Housing Corporation. The ownership transfer was completed in 2016.
STC – BeeClean
The partnership with BeeClean, a national industrial cleaning company, was formally established in 2019. The partnership allows cleaning contracts in the mining and commercial sector throughout Saskatchewan.