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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/

Maximize AmazonSmile Donations on Prime Day, 7-17

July 2, 2018Loriblog

Amazon’s fourth-annual Prime Day is coming up on Tuesday, July 17 and will feature one-of-a-kind deals exclusively for Prime members.
You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com

Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to SAIGE – Society of American Indian Government Employees when you shop Prime Day deals at  smile.amazon.com/ch/74-3068342

Thank you for supporting SAIGE!

Agenda for the National Training Program June 11-14

May 3, 2018Loriblog

Greetings!

The final agenda for “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience” is now available for you to access. Note: this is for the overall Training Program and does not include agendas for the Veterans’ Track or the Youth Track.

We look forward to seeing you there!

DOWNLOAD AGENDA HERE

Draft Agenda for Training Now Available

April 19, 2018Loriblog

The SAIGE 2018 Planning Committee is very excited to announce the release of the Draft Agenda for the 15th Annual National Training Program! Please access the link below to download the draft agenda.

4-19-18 SAIGE NTP Draft Agenda

We encourage you to share this with your colleagues, friends, EEO and Training officers, and we hope to see you in Green Bay in June!

Contacts for information:

  1. Registration:  lwindle@saige.org   303-293-5082

  2. Exhibitors/Vendors: phil.hamel@saige.org or dmatt@saige.org

  3. Veterans Track/Warrior Society: Danny.Garceau@saige.org

  4. Partnerships: partnerships@saige.org

  5. Pre-Program Forums: Chair@saige.org

  6. Speakers: Jay.Spaan@saige.org 

  7. Youth Track: Brant.Joann@epa.gov

Award Nomination Deadline extended!

April 4, 2018Loriblog

The Board has extended the deadline for nominations for SAIGE Achievement Awards to April 14. So if you know of someone who is deserving of recognition in your agency or unit, please visit   https://saige.org/member-resources/scholarships/ to download the application.
There are many people who are doing good work who do not receive any recognition. This is your opportunity to change that.

BACKGROUND:
American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) employment represents 1.7 percent, approximately 30,010 (a decrease from 32,251 in 2010) of the permanent Federal Workforce. The purpose of these awards are to recognize agencies and individuals who through their personal commitment and professional initiative have made demonstrable contributions in the recruitment, retention and advancement of AI/AN employees in the Federal workforce, and who have assisted with the advancement of AI/AN professionals, role models and future leaders.

AWARD:
Awardees will be recognized and presented by SAIGE at the 15th Annual SAIGE National
Training Program, “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience” being held in Green Bay, WI, June 11-14, 2018

CATEGORIES:
Following are the award categories for the Society of American Indian Government Employees Outstanding Achievement Awards.
One award will be awarded for each of the following categories:
1. Agency
2. Leadership
3. General Schedule Grades
4. American Indian/Alaska Native Special Emphasis Program Manager
ELIGIBILITY:
These awards are based on the following criteria: Nominees must have demonstrated actions,significant, measurable and visible achievements in promoting the employment of AI/AN in the Federal workforce. All federal employees are eligible for nomination.

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OPM Policy on Training

March 14, 2018Loriblog

In 2015, the Office of Personnel Management discontinued its practice of approving events as training, and delegated that responsibility to the agencies. Here is the Memorandum that defines what qualifies as training when an agency is making a determination to send an employee.

The OPM policy on conferences as a training activity is in 5 CFR 410.404. Information on this topic is also available at http://www.opm.gov/WIKI/training/Training-Administration-Fast-Facts-Index.ashx Determining if a Conference is a Training Activity.

Additionally, SAIGE has developed a document that details how its Annual National Training Program fulfills these requirements. Click HERE for the Special Announcement to Agency Heads and Training Directors.

We look forward to a successful partnership with your agency and to seeing you at our 2018 National Training Program.

Accepting applications for National Training Program Attendance Scholarship

March 13, 2018Loriblog

Good afternoon SAIGE members,
SAIGE is announcing that it is now accepting applications for its National Training Program Attendance Scholarship –
This Scholarship will include registration, travel and lodging for attendance to the SAIGE 15th Annual National Training Program, “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience,” June 11-14, 2018, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, WI.

ELIGIBILITY
* Any Members of SAIGE who are permanent, term, or career seasonal, Career Conditional, Career Federal and/or full time federal contractors. Individuals who have been awarded this scholarship previously are not eligible to apply again.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
See the information and the application on the webpage at:
https://saige.org/member-resources/scholarships/

NOTE: Deadline to apply is April 14, 2018.

Achievement Award Nominations now being accepted

March 7, 2018Loriblog
SAIGE  is now accepting nominations for the annual SAIGE Achievement Awards. 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 is April 4, 2018 for awarding at National Training Program in June.
Please see the SAIGE website for more information and to download the application at:
https://saige.org/member-resources/scholarships/
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