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.

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All 2015 NTP Photos copyright Coralee Mackay; 2016 NTP Photos copyright R. Chavez


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2016 Native American Heritage Month Theme:
“Serving Our Nations”
Native Heritage Month Poster now available.
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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 Cherokee 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

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



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Recent Blog Posts

“Serving Our Nations” 2016 Native Heritage Month Theme

October 18th, 2016

Each year, the theme from the SAIGE National Training Program becomes the theme for Native American Heritage Month in November.  The 2016 theme is “Serving Our Nations.”  Here is what SAIGE Chair Fredericka Joseph has said about it meaning:
” Our th… [read more…]

2016 Native American Heritage Poster now available

October 5th, 2016

In anticipation of the upcoming Native American Heritage Month in November, SAIGE has prepared a poster for you to use in your offices and celebrations. Click on the links below to download the size you prefer.
8.5 x 11 inches

11 x 14 inches… [read more…]

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…]

 Last update Oct. 24, 2016


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