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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Congratulations to Fredericka Joseph, honored on June 4, 2024 for being the longest serving Chair of SAIGE – 10 years at the end of 2024.

SAIGE Board pictured, L-R: Ed Blauvelt, Lori Windle, Duane Matt, Sue Morris, Fredericka Joseph, former Chair Danny Garceau, Nieva Brock, Luke Jones, Tilford Brown and Georgeie Reynolds. Not pictured: Phil Hamel and Jay Spaan.

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2024 SAIGE National Training Program

Congratulations to our Presenters and our
Award Winners at the SAIGE NTP this year

A BIG Thank you to our volunteers who helped keep things going
every day of the Program!

SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Awards-2024 Awardees
For more information go to our Warrior Society page

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.
Warrior Program agenda-Updated   For names of the 2024 Awardees  see blog post below.

Talking Leaf Newsletter Spring Edition
The Talking Leaf  is our newsletter published twice a year.  To download the 2024 Spring Newsletter click here: 2024springfinalClick here –
2023 SAIGE fall newsletter
to download the Fall 2023 issue or visit the archives.

Recent Blog Posts

Military Meritorious Achievement Awardees Announced

May 8th, 2024

3 May 2024Edward BlauveltWarrior Society Director

On behalf of the Society of American Indians Government Employees (SAIGE) as the it is with great pleasure that I announce the 2024 SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award winners!

Senior Airm… [read more…]

Pevar Book Sales to Benefit SAIGE

April 28th, 2024

Author, Attorney and Federal Indian Law Expert Stephen Pevar

Stephen Pevar recently published the 5th edition of his authoritative and popular book, The Rights of Indians and Tribes. Stephen is generously offering SAIGE an opportunity to bene… [read more…]

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…]

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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