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As a First Nations organization employing First Nations people, SIGA has adopted ve principles to encourage balance, while

incorporating the traditional aspects of First Nations culture. While our ve 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.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES & BUSINESS VALUES