Society of American Indian Government Employees

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SAIGE: Who we are

Formed in 2002, SAIGE is the first national non-profit organization representing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Federal, Tribal, State, and local government employees. SAIGE provides a forum on the issues, challenges, and opportunities of AI/ANs in the government workforce (including Tribal governments) and works to foster a professional network among AI/AN government employees.
SAIGE is proud to host an outstanding week-long annual National Training Program focused on professional development, leadership and topics that are integral to the highly complex relationship known as the Federal Indian Trust Responsibility. As part of this program, SAIGE offers special training sessions for veterans, Youth, and in Federal Indian Law. Additionally, cultural events are presented by local native people.

Flickr LogoSee more 2016 NTP and 2015 NTP pics on SAIGE’s Flickr page
All 2015 NTP Photos copyright Coralee Mackay; 2016 NTP Photos copyright R. Chavez

Native Report: Video of 2015 SAIGE National Training Program on PBS

SAIGE 2016 National Training Program, June 6-9, Tulsa
“Serving Our Nations”  

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Principal Chief Bill John Baker receives a gift from Society of American Indian Government Employees Chairwoman Fredericka Joseph on behalf of the organization for the tribe’s support on June 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, Oklahoma. JAMI MURPHY/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
“SAIGE Promotes Recruitment, Advancement of Natives”
courtesy of the Cherokee Phoenix



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Recent Blog Posts

2017 National Training Program Location Announced

July 13th, 2016

SAIGE Chair Fredericka Joseph has announced that We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, AZ has been selected for the 2017 SAIGE National Training Program. The dates will be June 5-8, 2017.
Download the Save the Date flyer here: SAVE TH… [read more…]

FINAL AGENDA and Reminder for SAIGE National Training Program

May 12th, 2016

We are pleased to announce the final agenda for our 13th Annual National Training Program. Please Click HERE to download it.
We are very excited to offer you this great opportunity to experience this premiere training, named by GovLoop a… [read more…]

Updated Draft Agenda as of 4-27-2016

April 29th, 2016

This new draft agenda is very close to being final! We are excited that things are coming together so well and we have a list of outstanding speakers and topics to offer this year, as in the past.
Click this link to download the 4-27-2016 version of… [read more…]

 Last update July 22, 2016


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