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The Board of Directors was comprised of not more than nine members. The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian
Nations and the Tribal Councils nominating these members (one per Tribal Council). Only individuals registered
as gaming employees under The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act 1997 may be members of the board.
As per the Casino Operating Agreement, SIGA having met the requirements of sustained progress, a change in
the structure and composition of the SIGA board took place on January 30, 2008. The new board structure will
be comprised of no more than 13 directors.
The 2008/09 Directors are as follows:
Ray Ahenakew
Vice Chief Edward Henderson
Isabel O’Soup
Gary LaPlante
Chief Sheldon Wuttunee
Chief Felix Thomas
Chief Reginald Bellerose
Chief Brian Standingready
Robert Gerow
Committee Structure
The board may appoint any committees that it considers necessary for the efficient conduct of the affairs and
business of SIGA and may prescribe the duties of any committee it appoints. It is important to note that assignment
of responsibility by the board to a committee does not absolve the full board from responsibility for a committee’s
work or decisions. The chair is ex-officio on all committees and may attend any meeting as deemed appropriate.
All committees have established terms of reference governing their conduct and mandate. The board of directors
has established the following committees: Audit and Finance, Human Resources and Compensation, Ethics Advisory
and Governance.
Audit and Finance Committee – Isabel O’Soup, Chair
The Audit and Finance Committee monitors the financial performance and internal controls of SIGA, assesses risk
management strategies, and acts as a liaison between the internal and external auditors and the board. This committee
is responsible for the internal audit function and has retained an independent internal auditor who has unimpeded
access to corporate information and reports directly to the Audit and Finance committee. The committee monitors
internal controls over the financial reporting process, auditing matters and financial reporting issues. The SIGA audit is
completed by the audit firm Deloitte and Touche. In addition to the statutory audit requirements, Deloitte and Touche
submits management letters that contain internal control recommendations and identification of management and
system control risks. Deloitte and Touche has examined the corporation’s financial statements and issued an auditor’s
report included in this annual report. This committee met 12 times in the 2008/09 fiscal year.
Human Resources and Compensation Committee – Felix Thomas, Chair
The objective of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee is to assist the board of directors in meeting
their responsibilities by monitoring and reviewing human resource and compensation strategies, policies and
procedures. This committee met 5 times in the 2008/09 fiscal year.