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.

Our Mission

September 14-15
                    Veterans’ Program September 16                 

Grounded in Tradition,
Resilient in Spirit

17th National SAIGE Training Program
Virtual via Zoom

Register Now at

Download PDF of Flyer here
Warrior Society Awards information here
Career Fair for College Students in Virtual Exhibit Hall – Sept. 15
Partners and Exhibitors welcome. Contact us for more information at

Fishing? Gardening? You need this SAIGE Bucket Hat for all your Summer activities!
High quality, limited quantities.
Visit the SAIGE Merchandise page (here) at Martin Sports Apparel for this and more SAIGE gear.
Show your SAIGE Pride!

Thanks to Blue Mountain Tribe  for sponsoring our Friends of SAIGE virtual concert. You may view the entire concert online at our Facebook site for a limited time. Go to SAIGE Facebook now.

Group photo of musicians in Blue Mountain Tribe bandThank you to Michael and Karon Altman for your ongoing generous support!


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the SAIGE organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.  AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and now can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for your smartphone. Amazon Smile app banner


Spring 2021
Talking Leaf Newsletter

The Talking Leaf is our biannual newsletter. Click the thumbnail below to download the latest issue or visit the archives.

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Spring 2021 Talking Leaf

Image of girl in mask Honor 1st Responders“Responders” Modified  art from Christian Rincon via Amplifier  GetInformedCOVID-19


Native art-Protecting the elders and our future generations.- Kiera Lasiloo

“Protecting the elders and our future generations”  Kiera Lasiloo via Amplifier



SAIGE Strategic Plan

STEM Talking Circle Webinar
Host: Carl Etsitty, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), SAIGE Board of Directors – A roundtable discussion featuring Native American professionals involved in Science, Technology and Math related Careers. Recording of the Session can be seen here for a limited time. You will need to use this passcode in order to access it: p8D.5XA?   Download Flyer with details

Webinar: Tribal Sovereignty: Understanding the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma
Michael McBride and Jonodev Chaudhuri Host: Jay Spaan, SAIGE Vice-Chair   
The holding in the McGirt v. Oklahoma Supreme Court case is the most significant sovereignty decision in Oklahoma history—declaring that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation lands, reserved since the 19th century, remain a Native American reservation and are thus considered “Indian country” for the purposes of the Major Crimes Act.
1 hour, 30 minutes. You may see the recorded session HERE.  Download Flyer with details 

Get Your SAIGE  Gear!                 PPE mask w/ SAIGE logo & 2 eagles facing it

Martin Sports Apparel is making branded gear available to show your SAIGE pride. We created a special slogan for this memorable year: Peace, Hope and SAIGE. We wish you peace of mind in the here and now and hope for the future.

Proceeds will help with our operational expenses. SAIGE thanks you for your support!  Items includes a variety of face coverings, t-shirts and polos and a limited number of bucket hats. To see our items go to:

Recent Blog Posts

Press Release: 2021 National Training Program Registration Announced

June 27th, 2021

The SAIGE National Training Program for 2021, “Grounded in Tradition, Resilient in Spirit,” will be held virtually on September 14 and 15, with the Warriors’ Track held on September 16. Registration is available July 1 at

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Nominations open for Warriors’ Meritorious Service Awards 2021

April 5th, 2021

The SAIGE Warrior Society has announced that nominations are now open for its 2021 Meritorious Service Awards. The awards will be virtual this year and awarded during our National Training Program in September. Please see the links below for documen… [read more…]

Season’s Greetings at Year’s End

December 29th, 2020

Season Greetings.
We hope you have found peace and joy during this time of year. We hope that you have been able to find blessings in each day which puts a smile on your face and in your heart. Please remember we count you as a blessing in our SAIGE … [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

To order a handmade SAIGE drum

go to the donate/membership page
and scroll to the bottom.

Our Partners
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Contact Us


Mailing Address:
17706 N. Peoria
Skiatook, OK 74070

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