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Vision
&
Mission
OUR VISION
“Sharing Success”
By sharing success, all people will benefit and bring
about many positive relationships to meet our mission
as an organization.
OUR MISSION
SIGA will strengthen the lives of Saskatchewan and
First Nations people through employment, economic
growth, and community relations. This will be
accomplished through the provisions of a distinctive
First Nations gaming experience that reflects the
traditional aspects of our First Nations heritage
and hospitality.
Guiding Principles
SIGA has – as a First Nations organization employing First Nations people – adopted five principles to encourage
balance, while incorporating the traditional aspects of First Nations culture. While our five guiding principles
are presented here in Cree, there are parallel expressions in the Saulteaux, Dene and Lakota, Dakota and
Nakota languages.
TÂPWÊWIN
The principle of Tâpwêwin advocates speaking with precision and accuracy. From a business perspective, this
means SIGA must be accountable for its actions and conduct business with integrity, honour and discipline.
PIMÂCIHOWIN
Pimâcihowin stresses the importance of “making a living” and is today’s realization of our First Nations’ treaty
relationship. The financial and operational success of SIGA provides the means to exercise a holistic approach
to improving the quality of life for our people.
MIYO-WÎCÊHTOWIN
The value of getting along with others is embodied in the word Miyo-wîcêhtowin. By conducting our business in
a manner that reflects our First Nations hospitality, traditions and customs, we are able to foster good relations
with our customers. Guest satisfaction is crucial to our success and our First Nations heritage is a source of
competitive advantage.
MISKÂSOWIN
Miskâsowin signifies the value of finding one’s sense of origin and belonging. A fundamental goal of SIGA is
to bring about this sense in a positive way. This value speaks to instilling a sense of pride in ourselves and our
province’s First Nations heritage.
WÎTASKÊWIN
Living together on the land is the fundamental value conveyed by the word Wîtaskêwin. SIGA’s vision
“Sharing Success” talks to the concept of sharing our land or, in today’s terms, sharing resources. This value
directs us to give back to the communities where we live and work.