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SIGA operates six First Nations owned casinos in Saskatchewan.
The casinos feature 1,870 slot machines; 52 live table games;
a full line of food and beverage services and a live entertainment
stage in each facility. In addition, the casinos provide their own
unique brand of First Nations hospitality and service.
SIGA’s intent with each casino is to design a modern facility that
reflects the region, the people and First Nations tradition. SIGA
continues to reinvest in our casinos with features that are rooted
in First Nations culture and natural elements reflecting the area.
Throughout 2010 we continued to reinvest in all our casinos
to ensure we provide memorable facilities, convenient services,
and an outstanding entertainment experience for our guests.
During the year, we completed major expansions to both the
Dakota Dunes and Northern Lights Casinos to provide a better
environment for all our staff and patrons. SIGA also completed
construction of the Bear Claw Hotel – our first hotel and
destination resort. This new resort marks the beginning of
a new era for SIGA. SIGA also invests to provide the newest
product, quality food, and outstanding hospitality and service
to ensure our customers receive outstanding entertainment value.
Providing employment opportunities for First Nations people is
an essential part of SIGA’s mission and vision as an organization.
Overall, SIGA employs 1,334 First Nations people, or 63% of the
total staffing complement, making the company one of the largest
employers of First Nations people in the country.
Our people are our most valuable resource, and SIGA remains
committed to developing our employees by investing in our people
through a variety of learning opportunities. SIGA Human Resources
conducted 5,002 learning events in 2010/2011; training included
orientation, responsible gaming, and job-specific knowledge and
skills. SIGA also provided opportunities and support to employees
for future growth, with a full time career counsellor assisting
employees in developing career goals, designing an educational
development plan and creating career plans with SIGA providing
educational support. In 2010, SIGA also began to focus on
providing opportunities to improve essential skills, by partnering
with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education & Labour
and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)
on the Workplace Essential Skills project. Through these and
many other opportunities, SIGA remains committed to providing
opportunities for our employees to develop the skills they need
to succeed in the workplace now and in the future.