About the Event:
“We are Strong Nations”
National Congress of American Indians74th Annual Convention & Marketplace
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
October 15-20, 2017
Please note the current registration prices:
Youth: $175 (up to age 24)
To register and pay by check for the 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace, please fill out the Early Bird Registration Form and mail with your form of payment by September 22.
For more information, including the draft agenda go to:
Carol Jorgensen Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship Applications now being accepted
This scholarship provides funds to full time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines. Deadline: September 30, 2017. Now accepting applications – click here for application criteria and specifics.
SAIGE established this award to honor the memory and legacy of Carol Jorgensen whose service to her family, community, country, and Mother Earth was an inspiration for all.
Carol was Tlingit from the Yandestake Village in southeast Alaska and was part of the Eagle/Killer Whale Fin House of Klukwan. She served many years in public service, and at the time of her passing, was the Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s American Indian Environmental Office. She had a deep connection to our shared Earth and was a passionate advocate for protecting the environment and human health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Silent Auction at the 2017 National Training Program. The funds raised there are used to provide these scholarships.
Several Presentations from the 2017 SAIGE National Training Program, “Standing Together,” are now available for you to access. You may find them by going to the “Past Training Programs” tab at the top of the Homepage and clicking the link for the Presentations under the 2017 section at the top. Or you can just click on this link:
We have had several reports of the We Ko Pa Hotel stating that the SAIGE Room Block is full for the dates of our NTP. This is not the case.
The online Hotel reservation link is
https://reservations.travelclick.com/96432?groupID=1665011 You should be able to make your reservation with this link.
If you have any problems while trying to make your Hotel Reservations please contact the hotel at the number below to make sure you are placed in our Block.
SAIGE Group rate – $89 per night. Booking 3 or more rooms or using a PO? Contact Michael Tomlinson – firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.789.5324.
For difficulties booking dates before or after the Program dates, please make your reservations online for the Program dates, and then contact Mr.Tomlinson to book the additional dates.
PLEASE NOTE: This Tribal Consultation Training course will be held concurrently with the SAIGE NTP in the same location. It is a separate 3-day intensive with its own registration cost and process through DOI Learn. It is not offered as part of the SAIGE NTP. SAIGE is a cooperating partner that is offering to host this training at our contracted facility.
If you are a federal employee not employed by DOI, or are a tribal government employee, you can still attend this popular course. Please see the attached flyer with information on how to do this.
SAIGE is very pleased to coordinate with DOI University for this training at the We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center this year. SAIGE looks forward to working more in the future with DOI and the National Indian Programs Training Center to encourage employees to get the important training they need to conduct business with tribes properly.
If you have any questions concerning this course, feel free to contact me at email@example.com or April Gonzalez at the National Indian Programs Training Center, contact info on the flyer.
Thank you – Lori
SAIGE is now accepting nominations for the annual SAIGE Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize agencies and individuals (civilian or military), who through their personal commitment and professional initiative have made demonstrable contributions in recruiting, retaining, and providing career advancement opportunities to American Indian and Alaska Native employees in the Federal workforce.
Additionally they have assisted with the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native professionals, role models and future leaders. Deadline is April 14 for awarding at National Training Program in June.