A star in the community through charity.

White Earth Nation supports the Native American tradition of giving back to the community through donations to local events and organizations. Shooting Star is proudly owned and successfully operated by the White Earth Nation.

To request a non-monetary donation, download a form here. Or email for more information.

Shooting Star Scholarship 2018-2019

In an effort to support higher education within the White Earth Nation, Shooting Star has founded the Shooting Star Scholarship, to raise money for scholarships to be awarded to White Earth members and descendants seeking post-secondary education. Download an application form here.

A limited number of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, each student must meet the following criteria:

MAHNOMEN, Minn. (July 8, 2015) – Chart-topping rock icon Whitesnake will perform live on Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m. at Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center, located at 777 Casino Road in Mahnomen. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at, or via the “Buy Tickets” tab on Shooting Star’s Facebook page:

Whitesnake’s rise to fame started in the U.K. with the release of their debut album, “Trouble,” in 1978. Along with the success of their following album, “Lovehunter,” Whitesnake developed a large following that stretched across Europe. In 1980, the band roused interest across the Atlantic with their song, “Fool for Your Loving,” and opening for rock groups such as AC/DC and Jethro Tull.

The band released their first platinum album in 1984 and a widely popular self-titled album in 1987, which peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Whitesnake sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. alone and proved that they could write powerful ballads such as “Is This Love,” as well as heavy rock hits such as chart-topping song, “Here I Go Again.” After a hiatus in 1993 that saw the collaboration of the group’s lead vocalist David Coverdale with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Whitesnake returned with new members in 2008 and kicked off its Good To Be Bad World Tour.

As the former vocalist for the English rock band Deep Purple, Coverdale’s influence on Whitesnake’s most recent album, “The Purple Album,” was to pay homage to the late-founding Deep Purple keyboardist, Jon Lord. Throughout the tribute album, Coverdale revisits Deep Purple’s classic songs and includes some of the band’s biggest hits.

“The Purple Album” has been received with high praise from fans of both Whitesnake and Deep Purple. At the start of Whitesnake’s current national tour, Coverdale claimed “The Purple Album” might be the final “big arena rock star album.”


7th Annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament

Friday, June 15, 2018

Download Scholarship Application form, click here.


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