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, email@example.com
Please click here to download the application for the 2019 Military Meritorious Service Awards.
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.
Election Committee Chair
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.
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!
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:
Go to the Map at: https://native-land.ca/
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Thank you for supporting SAIGE!
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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:
3. General Schedule Grades
4. American Indian/Alaska Native Special Emphasis Program Manager
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.
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.