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.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the
2017 SAIGE National Training Program
Go to http://www.etouches.com/saige2017 to register for “Standing Together,” June 5-8 in Scottsdale, AZ. Registration and Hotel details are all there. See you in June!
2017 SAIGE YOUTH PROGRAM PRESS RELEASE
SAIGE Announces Youth Program at 14th Annual National Training Program
The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is a national Non-profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native Government employees in the federal, tribal, state and local sectors. SAIGE will host its 14th Annual National Training Program, “Standing Together,” June 5h – 8th, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. It will be held at the We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center, a beautiful facility owned and operated by the Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation.
As part of the Training Program, SAIGE will also host the annual Native Student Youth Program.
This program is designed to provide Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers within the federal government, to experience leadership training, to participate in professional and personal development workshops, and to network with Native American professionals. (…edited here..)
Please share the press release with your contacts.
Thank you – the 2017 National Training Program Planning Committee
SAIGE is now accepting nominations for its annual Military Meritorious Service Awards to be awarded on June 8 at the We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, AZ as part of the National Training Program. The SAIGE Meritorious Service Awards honors military members, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees and military veterans in government service, who have supported the DoD or their agency’s mission, whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective military service or DoD component. Please see information link below and direct any questions to Mr. Danny Garceau, SAIGE Warrior Society Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Turtle Talk, Indigenous Law and Policy Center blog, Michigan State University College of Law:
Report: Improving Tribal Consultation and Tribal Involvement in Federal Infrastructure Decisions – January 2017
A short excerpt from the report:
“Tribes stated that many Federal leaders and staff dealing with infrastructure matters lack an understanding of the trust and treaty responsibilities, how to work with Tribes effectively, Tribal histories and cultures, and Federal agency policies—all of which, in turn, affect their daily execution of agency missions. Accordingly, Tribes emphasized the need to educate Federal agency leaders and staff dealing with infrastructure matters on basic principles of the Federal Government’s responsibilities to Tribes and the history of the United States’ relationship with Tribes.”
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
There are three Officer and five Board Directors to be elected this year. It is with great appreciation that we list the individuals who have accepted their nomination and are willing to serve if elected. Bios and photos of each candidate can be viewed at www.saige.org under the menu item Board Member/Board Elections. Please take your time to review all the bios prior to voting. Voting will be open from December 4th until December 16th, 2016.
The Officer positions will be filled by the person who is listed on the ballot. Director positions will be filled by the nominees who receive the most votes in the Director category until all vacant Director positions are filled. No write-in candidates will be accepted.
All Lifetime and student or full members in good standing may vote in this election. If you are unsure if your dues are up to date, contact Lori Windle at email@example.com. Your dues must be paid no later than midnight December 15, 2016, in order for your vote to be counted.
The voting deadline is midnight December 16, 2016. Please email your completed ballot on or before that date to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not received a ballot via the SAIGE Listserv, contact the election committee at email@example.com
To Vote: Put an X by the candidate that you wish to elect, save the file and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: It is very important to state your Location and your name when you email the ballot, if not, your ballot will not be counted. This is for verification purposes only.
The submitted ballots will be checked against the SAIGE membership list. The results will be compiled and reported to the Board. Upon the Board’s approval, the results will be reported to all members via SAIGE-L along with an announcement posted on our web site. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Elections Committee Chair at email@example.com.
Please vote for only one person for each officer position and a maximum of 5 people for the board member at large positions.