WHITECAP DAKOTA FIRST NATION, Sask. — A new hotel and conference centre is coming to Saskatchewan. Located in Whitecap Dakota First Nation, the 155-room hotel will feature a fitness centre, pool, restaurant, business center when it’s completed in 2020.
“I’m thrilled to be celebrating the ground breaking for a new hotel and conference centre in Whitecap Dakota First Nation,” says Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services. “The Dakota Dunes hotel project is a fantastic example of what can be achieved through partnership and collaboration to foster economic growth and opportunities in Indigenous communities.”
Offering Indigenous themes and decor, the hotel is expected to generate $8.5 million in annual revenue and will create approximately 150 full-time and part-time jobs within the community.
“The Dakota Dunes Hotel is an integral part of our vision that will see Whitecap become a premiere tourism-destination resort in Western Canada,” says Darcy Bear Whitecap Dakota First Nations’ Chief. “This is a truly an exciting day for our First Nation as we continue on our economic path of building a sustainable community.”