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The 2011/2012 year has been an
exciting year for the Saskatchewan
Indian Gaming Authority.
The positive economic impact
generated by SIGA continues to benefit
the First Nations in this province. As
SIGA continues to honour and respect
its values by conducting business with
integrity, developing good relations
and giving back to the communities,
its long-term sustainability and strong
focus on the future will provide many
more benefits to all First Nations as
well to citizens in Saskatchewan.
When SIGA was established in 1995
as a non-profit organization, the
Chiefs of Saskatchewan had a vision of
sharing success and strengthening the
lives of First Nations people through
employment, economic growth, and
community relations. The impact SIGA
has had on First Nations people and
the province of Saskatchewan since
then has been unprecedented.
I would like to acknowledge everyone
at SIGA for continuing to provide our
patrons with the very best in service
and entertainment. By focusing on
serving our customers and careful
management of our resources we
have been able to produce steady
progressive gains in our performance.
SIGA continues to strengthen the
lives of Saskatchewan and First
Nations people through employment,
economic growth and community
relations initiatives. More than 1,900
people are now working for the
organization, including over 1,200
First Nations people. On behalf of the
Chiefs of Saskatchewan I am proud to
report that SIGA is one of the largest
and most successful First Nations
employers in Canada.
One of SIGA’s guiding principles,
“Wîtaskêwin,” speaks to sharing the
land or sharing resources. Giving back
to the communities, whether it is in
Education, Health, Elders or Youth
programs is at the heart of SIGA’s
identity. By investing in employment,
tourism, First Nations culture, or sports
and recreation, SIGA enriches the lives
of Saskatchewan and First Nations
people across the province.
It is with great pride that I submit the
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Inc. report ending March 31st, 2012.
VICE CHIEF MORLEY WATSON
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
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