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SIGA casinos entertain over 4 million guests annually. SIGA
employs over 1,900 employees including over 1,200 First
Nations employees. The entertainment company is currently
ranked in Saskatchewan’s top 25 companies with annual
revenues over $268M and net profits over $86M.
SIGA casinos offer entertainment and excitement, including
1,870 slot machines, 52 live table games, live on stage
entertainment and a full line of food and beverage services
with SIGA staff providing traditional First Nations hospitality
and service which is second to none.
Under the First Nations Gaming Act in 1995, the Federation
of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Inc. (FSIN) created the
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and since 1996, SIGA
has been incorporated under The Non-Profit Corporation Act of
Saskatchewan with all profits returned to its beneficiaries.
Profits generated from SIGA’s operations are administered
by the Province of Saskatchewan.
50% is shared with the First Nations Trust which is
distributed to Saskatchewan First Nation communities;
25% is shared with regional Community Development
Corporations (CDCs) which are situated in the casino
locations for local initiatives. The CDCs which are
independent of SIGA, distribute this money to charitable
and not-for-profit community organizations.
25% is shared with the Provincial Government’s general
revenue fund.
As a responsible corporate citizen, SIGA has made a
commitment to our customers, employees, stakeholders
and suppliers to advocate the responsible use of its gaming
products and to minimize the potential for harm.
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority is the operator of six First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan. The casinos are conveniently
located across the province: Bear Claw Casino (White Bear First Nation), Dakota Dunes Casino (Whitecap Dakota First Nation), Gold
Eagle Casino (Mosquito First Nation in North Battleford), Living Sky Casino (Nekaneet First Nation in Swift Current), Northern Lights
Casino (Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Prince Albert) and Painted Hand Casino (Kahkewistahaw First Nation in Yorkton).
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 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.
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
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