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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.
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. SIGA’s vision “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.