Host First Nation casinos

Host First Nation casinos are on reserve land and use their gaming proceeds for charitable and religious programs that benefit their community.

The Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC) licenses Host First Nation charities to conduct casino events within designated First Nation casinos. Charities then use the gaming proceeds on charitable and religious activities, in accordance with the Host First Nation Charitable Casino Polices Handbook that has been developed to meet their unique community needs.

Who are the Host First Nations

There are currently five Host First Nations casinos operating in Alberta on reserve land:

  • Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino (Stoney Nakoda First Nation, Morley)
  • Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza (Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Whitecourt)
  • Grey Eagle Resort & Casino (Tsuut’ina First Nation, Calgary)
  • Casino Dene (Cold Lake First Nation, Cold Lake)
  • River Cree Resort & Casino (Enoch Cree Nation, Enoch)

Each casino has a designated licensed charity:

  • Mini Thini Foundation for Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino
  • Northern Isga Foundation for Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza
  • Dit’onik’odza Charities Ltd. for Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
  • Dene Ts’edi Society for Casino Dene
  • Me’chet Charities Ltd. for River Cree Resort & Casino

Host First Nation casino funds

Casino funds are used for charitable and religious programs that directly benefit the Host First Nation’s community, such as:

Host First Nation handbook & forms

Host First Nation Charitable Casino Policies Handbook

Host First Nation Project/Program Proposal

Charity Board of Directors Gaming Proceeds

Recipient Agreement for AGLC licensed groups

Gaming Proceeds Recipient Agreement for Organizations

Project Program Proposal Request to Donate Proceeds Outside of Canada

Statutory Declaration for Donation

Travel Itinerary

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