We would like to extend our thanks to the Stop The Domestic Violence Conference SK’s generous sponsors for helping us make this important event happen. Please support them, just like they have the courage to support this vital discussion about how to help the Saskatchewan victims of interpersonal violence. Introducing our Family Services Breakout Session Sponsor – SIGA
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA)
On June 10, 1995, the “FSIN First Nation Gaming Act” became a reality and a management body was created.
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is 100% First Nation owned and operated and since 1996, SIGA has been incorporated under the Non-Profit Corporation Act of Saskatchewan, designated as a charitable corporation with 100% of profits being returned to our beneficiaries.
In the early 90s, the 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan established SIGA as a means to create opportunity. From our very humble beginnings to a multi-million dollar business employing over 1900 people, the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is a success story that demonstrates the results of a shared vision of past Elders and leaders: to develop a means of long term sustainable economic development opportunities for First Nations people.
SIGA’s mandate is to:
- Create First Nations employment and focus on employee development;
- First Nation economic development through the development of the gaming industry and;
- To maximize earnings to First Nations people.
Shortly after its creation, SIGA opened the doors to four First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan. The 6th opened 12 years later.
Building & Enriching Communities
The vision statement of “Sharing Success” speaks to the concept of sharing the land or in today’s terms, sharing resources. This value inspires SIGA to give back to the communities where we live and work, so all may benefit.
Throughout the year, SIGA and its casinos support hundreds of organizations and events. By embracing and implementing the teachings of our Elders, SIGA continues to foster its philanthropic commitment by giving back to its communities. This important aspiration is inherent in who we are as a First Nations organization. Through “Sharing Success” initiatives, SIGA will continue to build and enrich communities in Saskatchewan and as a result, everyone will benefit.