Rama First Nation The Gathering Place Learn More Now About Us Casino Rama Cares Rama First Nation Stakeholders Vendors Careers A A Rama First Nation The Spirit of Community The Chippewas of Rama First Nation (Rama) has been known as ‘the gathering’ place throughout history, where travellers journeyed to trade, to seek counsel or medicines, and attend great meetings. Today, it is home to Casino Rama Resort, a tourism attraction that brings thousands of visitors to the area daily for gaming, shows, conventions, shopping and fine dining. Rama radiates with the spirit that has made us a thriving community. For centuries, our people have been leaders, entrepreneurs, artisans and harvesters. The Seven Grandfather teachings passed down from the Creator are at the centre of community culture. These traditions form the backbone of a community that draws strength and inspiration from the past while preparing for its future. The community sits on almost 2,500 acres of land and is guided by long-term community visioning which has built a sustainable economic foundation. This provides members and area residents with employment close to home and services for family living and recreation. Rama was chosen as the site for a First Nation casino after a comprehensive site selection process in 1994. With strong regional support and external partnerships in place, Rama was uniquely positioned to take on the challenge. Over the past 20 years, employment, business opportunities and local services have all grown in response to the tourism generated. Rama First Nation and Casino Rama Resort make social responsibility a priority, supporting local institutions and charities, including the recent Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital expansion. Rama’s elementary school provides cultural programming and education from early childhood through to grade 8. Education programs have contributed to increased student success in secondary and post-secondary education, resulting in the largest per capita graduation rate in Ontario. Rama’s future is bright with the promise of coming generations. Rama’s commitment to community and gaming management expertise remain focal points for the future. With long standing local and regional relationships flourishing, the Chippewas of Rama First Nation is poised to take the next step in solidifying itself as a leader in gaming. For more information visit the Rama First Nation website, or call 1-866-854-2121.