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The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority continues to reach new
heights in gaming and entertainment. The First Nations owned and
operated organization continues to follow the mandate that was set
out by the Chiefs of Saskatchewan.
In recent years, SIGA has grown significantly and now operates
six casinos across Saskatchewan. The $125M capital reinvestment
by First Nations will provide long-term sustainability and a strong
future for gaming and entertainment in Saskatchewan.
In addition to the positive revenue SIGA continues to generate for
First Nations communities, it also continues to create employment.
More than 2,000 people are now working for the organization
including over 1,300 First Nations people.
SIGA has grown to one of the largest and most successful
First Nations businesses in Canada. In fact, it has grown so large
that a new Chief’s Gaming Commission is being created to ensure
the First Nations gaming industry continues to grow and prosper.
On behalf of the 74 First Nation Chiefs in this province, it is again
my pleasure to respectfully submit the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming
Authority Inc. report ending March 31st, 2009.
Message from FSIN
CHIEF LAWRENCE JOSEPH
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
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