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

Good-bye 2020! Peace, Hope and SAIGE at Year’s End

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 family and look forward to when we can share time with you again...See Blog post below

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The Combined Federal Campaign runs through January 15, 2021. This makes it easy for you to donate through payroll deduction.

Thank you for supporting SAIGE – CFC #26052 Click here to Donate.

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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 can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for your smartphone.

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Carl EtsittySTEM Talking Circle Webinar


STEM Talking Circle
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 Nov. 17 Flyer with full 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    1 hour, 30 minutes
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. You may see the recorded session HERE.  
Download Nov. 18 Flyer with full details

SAIGE Youth Program Native Youth Advocacy
Download Nov. 19 flyer Here with schedule details. You can see the Youth Panel recording HEREYou will need this pass code to access: H15qA!$9

Thanks to Blue Mountain Tribe  for sponsoring our Friends of SAIGE virtual concert Nov. 12! You may view the entire concert online at our Facebook site for a limited time. Go to SAIGE Facebook now.

Native American Heritage Month 2020 Virtual Events

SAIGE is happy to present some amazing virtual events for you to enjoy celebrating Native American Heritage Month.

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Click Thumbnail to download NAHM flyer

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“Responders” Modified  art from Christian Rincon via Amplifier


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Fall 2020
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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Fall 2020


SAIGE Strategic Plan


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

To recognize 2020 as a unique year, SAIGE wanted to offer you a way to still feel part of the organization and express our solidarity together.

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

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…]

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…]

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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