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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. “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.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES & BUSINESS VALUES
As a First Nations organization employing First Nations people, SIGA has 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.