Society of American Indian Government Employees

Honoring Our Ancestors Through Government Service
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Who We Are

Formed in 2002, SAIGE is the first national non-profit organization representing American Indian and Alaska Native Federal, Tribal, State, and local government employees.

SAIGE hosts an outstanding Annual National Training Program, open to all, focused on professional development, leadership and topics related to the complex Federal Indian Trust Responsibility. Integral to this, SAIGE provides specialized training sessions for Veterans and Youth.

Learn about Our Mission Here

Announcing the 2024 SAIGE
National Training Program

See for more information

Go to our Eventbrite page to register.

Download PDF of flyer with links: 2024-SAIGE NTP Flyer final-link2

SAIGE College Student Cohort 2023

SAIGE Military Meritorious Service AwardsPlease go to our Warrior Program page for more information at

The SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award honors Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve Service members and military veterans in government service, who during the award period thru their service made significant contributions.

No longer accepting nominations for these awards.

Talking Leaf Newsletter
Fall Edition
The Talking Leaf  is our newsletter published twice a year.
Click here:

2023 SAIGE fall newsletter
to download the Fall 2023 issue or visit the archives.
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Recent Blog Posts

Consulting with Tribal Nations Course

April 17th, 2024

Greetings SAIGE,Please note that this 3-day intensive Tribal Consultation Training hosted by the Department of the Interior is being held at the Northern Quest Resort concurrently with the SAIGE National Training Program. It is separate from the SAI… [read more…]

Justification to attend SAIGE National Training Program

March 25th, 2024


March 20, 2024

On May 1, 2015, The Office of Personnel Management issued guidance to agencies on Determining if a Conference is a Training Activity. The Society of American In… [read more…]

SAIGE Achievement Awards Return!

March 11th, 2024

SAIGE is happy to announce that it is reinstating the Annual SAIGE Achievement Awards for this year, that have been dormant since 2020.The purpose of these awards is to recognize agencies and individuals (civilian or military), who through their per… [read more…]

National Training Program Photos

See more 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 NTP pics on SAIGE’s Flickr page
Photos copyright: 2015 NTP C. Mackay; 2016 NTP R. Chavez; 2017 NTP C.Takawana; 2018 W. Lord, 2019 D.Garceau, L. Jones

SAIGE Chair, Fredericka Joseph, presenting
drum to the Honorable Tehassi Hill,
Chairman of the Oneida Nation

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Contact Us


Mailing Address:
17706 N. Peoria
Skiatook, OK 74070

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