Under the First Nations Gaming Act, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations created the Saskatchewan Indian gaming Authority (SIGA) on June 10, 1995.
SIGA was then incorporated under The Non-profit Corporation Act of Saskatchewan on January 11, 1996, and is designated as a charitable corporation.
The Province of Saskatchewan, through the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), regulates SIGA. This authority is responsible for the approval of budgets, operating policies and procedures and expansion of services. Constant dialogue takes place between the management and employees of both organizations.
SIGA will deliver sustainable net income and employment opportunities to support First Nations development in Saskatchewan.
SIGA will strengthen the lives of First Nations people through employment, economic growth, positive community relations and achieving financial self-reliance. This will be done through the operation of distinctive First Nations gaming destination resorts that reflect the traditional aspects of our First Nations culture and hospitality.
As a non-profit organization, 100% of our profits are invested back into our communities.
SIGA’s gaming operations are a revenue source for Saskatchewan’s First Nations Trust, Community Development Corporations (CDCs) situated in the casino locations, and for the Provincial Treasury.
- 50% First Nations Trust
- 25% Community Development Corporations (CDCs)
- The CDCs distribute this money to charitable and not-for-profit community organizations
- 25% Provincial General Revenue Fund (see also: First Nations and Métis Relations)
SIGA is working to maximize profitability in a socially responsible manner, through transparency and accountability.
Where are SIGA’s Casinos?