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The Board of Directors was comprised of not more than nine members for a portion of the year and 12 members for the remainder. The
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Tribal Councils nominate 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.
A change in the structure and composition of the SIGA Board took place on January 30, 2008, as per the Casino Operating Agreement
and SIGA having met the requirements of sustained progress. The new Board structure will be comprised of no more than 13 Directors
and will have a Senate appointment as per the FSIN Legislative Assembly Senate Act.
The 2009/10 Directors are as follows:
Ray Ahenakew
Vice Chief Edward Henderson
Isabel O’Soup
Gary LaPlante
Sheldon Wuttunee
Tribal Chief Felix Thomas
Chief Reginald Bellerose
Chief Brian Standingready
Robert Gerow
Chief Richard Ben joined the Board in November 2009
Chief Shirley Wolfe-Keller joined the Board in January 2010
Carol Bryant joined the Board in February 2010
Senate Advisor Roland Crowe
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.
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. In addition, Deloitte and Touche provided non-audit services (application management services
for JD Edwards software) totalling $252,942.32. This committee met 18 times in the 2009/10 fiscal year.
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 4 times in the
2009/10 fiscal year.