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.

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The SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Awards Nominations are now available for 2023. Please click HERE to download the information and transmittal form.

SAIGE Youth Program Application now available. Apply for consideration if you are 18-25 years old and are a student:

June 20, 21, 22, 2023

Click below to download the flyer: SAIGE-2023-Save-the-Date-flyer

Tribal Nations Soaring to New Heights”

2023 SAIGE Press Release 03-2023 Here

The SAIGE National Training Program is being held at the River Spirit Resort in Tulsa, OK, owned and operated by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Registration to open in April. Please check back for updates.

Talking Leaf Newsletter
Fall Edition
The Talking Leaf  is our newsletter published three times a year. Click HERE  to download the Fall 2022 issue or visit the archives.


Recent Blog Posts

Applications for SAIGE Youth Program now available

March 17th, 2023

SAIGE Youth Leaders are very excited to invite you to fill out an application to join us, June 19-22, 2023, for our acclaimed Youth Program in Tulsa, OK. The Youth program will introduce you to other young native people (18-25) from different tribal… [read more…]

Press release: 2023 SAIGE National Training Program

March 6th, 2023



Washington, D.C.March 3, 2023Contacts: SAIGE Chair, Fredericka Joseph, chair@saige.orgSAIGE Training Co-Chairs: Sue Morris at and/or Jay Spaan at

SAIGE 20th Natio… [read more…]

2022 Carol Jorgensen Scholarship Recipient

January 20th, 2023

SAIGE is pleased to announce the recipient of the Carol Jorgensen Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship for 2022.

Mr. Peter Thais, who is studying Biological Engineering at Cornell University was chosen in December, 2022, to receive the mone… [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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Mailing Address:
17706 N. Peoria
Skiatook, OK 74070

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