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

2020 Native American Heritage Month Theme:
Sovereignty is Sacred: Sharing Our Rights and Cultures

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

To recognize 2020 as a unique year when we could not congregate as colleagues & friends, SAIGE wanted to offer you a way to still feel part of the organization and express our solidarity together.

Martin Sports Apparel  in MI has partnered with us to make 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. The Society of American Indian Government Employees thanks you for your support!  Items include face coverings, t-shirts and polos as well as a limited number of bucket hats. To see our items go to:

Get Informed About the Coronavirus Through Official Government Sources

The Indian Health Service has dedicated a page on its  website to information and updates on   COVID-19 and its impact in Indian Country:

We would like to convey our sincere respect and appreciation to all the health care professionals, first responders and essential personnel who continue to work to protect us during this time.


“Responders” Modified from art                                     Go to
from Christian Rincon via Amplifier     

National Training Program 2020

The SAIGE 17th Annual National Training Program has been canceled out of caution due to the
COVID-19 Pandemic

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Talking Leaf Newsletter

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

Spring 2020

SAIGE Strategic Plan

Recent Blog Posts

Peace, Hope and SAIGE

August 25th, 2020

Greetings SAIGE members and friends,

We have all experienced challenges the past few months, and SAIGE had to cancel its annual Training Program for the first time in 17 years due to the pandemic. To recognize 2020 as a unique year when we could not… [read more…]

SAIGE Virtual Auction is Here!

June 22nd, 2020

SAIGE is continuing our tradition of the wonderful silent AUCTION, although this time everyone can join the fun because it will be held online.
This is how it works: Photos of items for sale will be posted on the SAIGE website ( an… [read more…]

CFC Special Solicitation through June 30

June 1st, 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic has put a strain on resources everywhere: medical, financial, educational, emotional, social, and more.

Nonprofit organizations face increased demand for their services, but also struggle with reduced resources due t… [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

Contact Us


Mailing Address:
17706 N. Peoria
Skiatook, OK 74070

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