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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 Fall Newsletter

2016 Fall Talking Leaf

2016 Fall Newsletter – Download Here

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


Fall 2015 Edition of “Talking Leaf” Newsletter
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Recent Blog Posts

Election Instructions

December 4th, 2016

Members- you should have received an email from our Chair with the ballot for the SAIGE elections. Only Lifetime Members and student or full members in good standing may vote in the election.

SAIGE Board Election Schedule and Instructions

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Presidential Proclamation — National Native American Heritage Month, 2016

October 31st, 2016

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2016

Presidential Proclamation — National Native American Heritage Month, 2016

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“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:
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 Last update December 4, 2016


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