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NTP Draft Agenda now Available

April 1, 2019Loriblog

EDITED APRIL 18, 2019

Access Updated Draft Agenda here: DRAFT AGENDA 4-18-19

Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations soon at the Seneca Niagara Resort, as our room block is limited!

You must make your reservation no later than MAY 18, 2019 to receive the government per diem rate OF $93. You must be associated with SAIGE to receive this rate. Please make your reservation by calling 716-299-1100 or 1-877-873-6322 and request the group rate for the Society of American Indian Government Employees. (There is no online option available for a group rate.)

Early Registration Extended to April 12

March 18, 2019Loriblog

Due to some agencies’ requirements, SAIGE is extending its early registration deadline from March 29 to April 12, 2019. Expected date for release of Draft Agenda is March 29.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Lori Windle at lwindle@saige.org

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

Achievement Awards Nominations now being Accepted

March 7, 2019Loriblog
Nominate a deserving colleague for a SAIGE Outstanding Achievement Award!
The purpose of these awards is to recognize agencies and individuals (civilian or military), who through their personal commitment and professional initiative have made demonstrable contributions in recruiting, retaining, and providing career advancement opportunities to American Indian and Alaska Native employees in the Federal workforce. Additionally they have assisted with the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native professionals, role models and future leaders. Deadline: April 10 for awarding at National Training Program in June.

 

Go to our website for a fillable PDF application at:
https://saige.org/member-resources/scholarships/

Reserve your room at the Seneca Niagara now!

March 5, 2019Loriblog
Greetings SAIGE members;
As you know, SAIGE strives every year to make our National Training Program affordable for you as an attendee, and for your agency. We always negotiate the local government per diem rate for hotel rooms for our event. This year that rate is $93 per room night. We are very pleased to be going to Niagara Falls, NY to this beautiful tribally-owned facility and invite you to join us.
The Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino is now accepting reservations for rooms during our Training Program June 10-13, 2019, as well as a day before and day after to help you with your plans.
Please make your reservation by calling 1-716-299-1100 or 1-877-873-6322 and request the group rate for the Society of American Indian Government Employees.  (There is no online option available for a group rate.)
Deadline for Hotel Room Reservations is MAY 18. After that, no government rate rooms will be offered.
 
Guests must provide the Hotel room reservation department with a major credit card to guarantee their reservation for late arrival. All individuals will be responsible for their own room and incidental charges upon check-out.
Cancellation Policy: Guests must cancel their room reservation 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid fees, failure to show on the day of arrival will result in a charge of a one night room rate.
Please inform us if you have any issues in making your hotel reservations. Chair@saige.org

Press Release: SAIGE 16th Annual National Training Program

February 7, 2019Loriblog
Please download this and circulate this widely through your own contacts. Thank you!

2019 National Training Program Press Release

Announcing the 2019 MILITARY MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS

January 25, 2019Loriblog
2019 MILITARY MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS

Purpose: The SAIGE Meritorious Service Award honors military members, Department of Defense civilian employees and military veterans in government service, who have supported the DoD or their agency’s mission, whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective military service or DoD Component and promoted a positive image of Native Americans in uniform.

Date of Event: 13 June 2019
Location: Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino, Niagara Falls, NY
Eligibility: Military Members, Civilian Employees and Veterans
Performance Period: January 2018 – March 2019
Due Date: 5 April 2019
SAIGE Point of Contact: Mr. Danny Garceau, SAIGE Warrior Society Director, danny.garceau@saige.org

Please click here to download the application for the 2019 Military Meritorious Service Awards.

Congratulations to the newly elected Board Members

December 17, 2018Loriblog

The election for new officers and board members just concluded. Congratulations to the following officers and board members. Fredericka Joseph, Chair, Duane Matt, Vice Chair and Phil Hamel, Secretary.

The new board members are Jay Spaan, Danny Garceau, Lori Windle, Juanita Mullen and Georgeie Reynolds.

Thank you to all those who voted in this election.

Best regards,

Sue Morris
Election Committee Chair

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 27th!

November 26, 2018Loriblog

Help SAIGE realize our goals of creating the best possible Training Program for tribal, federal and state government employees; secure scholarship monies for students; support tribal communities when in need; and help to build the capacity of the organization so that SAIGE can continue to implement our mission in a wide ranging and robust way.

Please remember SAIGE in your year end donation plans – thank you so much.

SAIGE is on the 2019 CFC Campaign!

September 11, 2018Loriblog

Watch for CFC Events near you this fall – Campaign runs from
September 10, 2018 – January 11, 2019.
OPM has a new one-stop way to make your pledge now – go to https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome
Now you can contribute even if you have retired from Federal Service. Check it out!

Native Land Map Tool

July 25, 2018Loriblog

Indigenous Geographies Overlap in This Colorful Online Map
Native Land highlights territories, treaties, and languages across the U.S., Canada, and beyond.
BY CECILIA KEATING JULY 24, 2018

FOR CENTURIES, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND their traditional territories have been purposefully left off maps by colonizers as part of a sustained campaign to delegitimize their existence and land claims. Interactive mapping website Native Land does the opposite, by stripping out country and state borders in order to highlight the complex patchwork of historic and present-day Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages that stretch across the United States, Canada, and beyond.

Visitors to the site can enter a street address or ZIP code into the map’s search bar to discover whose traditional territory their home was built on. White House officials will discover that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is found on the overlapping traditional territories of the Pamunkey and Piscataway tribes. Tourists will learn that the Statue of Liberty was erected on Lenape land, and aspiring lawyers that Harvard was erected in a place first inhabited by the Wamponoag and Massachusett peoples…… EDITED HERE

Go to the article at:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/native-land-map-of-indigenous-territories?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3e3b032884-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-3e3b032884-63503509&ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_7_25_2018)&mc_cid=3e3b032884&mc_eid=f21bc86f43

Go to the Map at: https://native-land.ca/

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