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Upcoming NCEPS Diversity Summit Dec. 1

November 10, 2017Loriblog

On behalf of the Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) I would like to personally invite you to the NCEPS Diversity Summit on Dec 1, 2017 in Silver Springs, Maryland.

SAIGE is one of the six partners that make up the National Coalition for Equity in Public Service (NCEPS).   Our partners are:  Blacks in Government (BIG), Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE), Federally Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), National Image, Inc., Federally Employed Women (FEW), and FedQ.

We along with our partners partners are hosting a Free one day Diversity Summit at NOAA in Silver Springs on December 1, 2017. The Diversity Summit will feature an array of Expert and Professional Speakers including:

  • Dr. Zina B. Sutch, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, OPM
  • NCEPS President Panel
  • EEOC E-Race Initiative – Addressing Racial Disparities in the Workplace to Promote Inclusiveness and Diversity,
  • Diversity Panel: Panel members include Dexter Brooks (EEOC), Richard Grant (NOAA), Fredrick Cheng (USDA), Natalie Veenay (OPM), and Kimberly Castillo (NCHEPM)
  • MSPB presentation  on Discrimination vs. Favoritism in the Federal Workplace and Sexual Harassment.

THIS IS A ONE-DAY FREE EVENT—A Ticket is REQUIRED.
Registration includes one Complimentary Luncheon. A ticket and government I.D. is required to attend the events.

Register Online at: https://nceps-diversitysummit.eventbrite.com
When registering please indicate you are affiliated with SAIGE.

Thank you and I hope to see your there.

Freddie
Chair, Board of Directors
Society of American Indian Government Employees

DOWNLOAD FLYER: NCEPS Diversity Summit_120117 

October Membership Drive!

October 2, 2017Loriblog

Greetings-

SAIGE is offering everyone who renews or joins in the month of October $25 off of their June National Training Program registration next year. SAIGE will be holding its 2018 NTP at the Oneida Radisson Hotel, in Green Bay, WI, June 11-14.

Before registration opens, we will send you a code to use when you register so you can receive that discount.

Exterior of Oneida Radisson Green Bay, WI

Oneida Radisson Green Bay, WI

 You may contact me directly if you have any questions at vice-chair@saige.org.
Thank you for being part of the SAIGE Family.

NCAI 74th Convention in Milwaukee Oct. 15 – 20 this year

September 21, 2017Loriblog

About the Event:

“We are Strong Nations”
National Congress of American Indians74th Annual Convention & Marketplace
Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
October 15-20, 2017
Milwaukee, WI

Please note the current registration prices:

Member: $500
Non-member: $575
Youth: $175 (up to age 24)

To register and pay by check for the 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace, please fill out the Early Bird Registration Form and mail with your form of payment by September 22.

For more information, including the draft agenda go to:
http://www.ncai.org/events/2017/10/15/74th-annual-convention-marketplace

Now accepting applications for the 2017 Carol Jorgensen Environmental Scholarship

August 22, 2017Loriblog

Carol Jorgensen Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship Applications now being accepted
This scholarship provides funds to full time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines.  Deadline: September 30, 2017. Now accepting applications – click here for application criteria and specifics.

SAIGE established this award to honor the memory and legacy of Carol Jorgensen whose service to her family, community, country, and Mother Earth was an inspiration for all.

Carol was Tlingit from the Yandestake Village in southeast Alaska and was part of the Eagle/Killer Whale Fin House of Klukwan. She served many years in public service, and at the time of her passing, was the Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s American Indian Environmental Office. She had a deep connection to our shared Earth and was a passionate advocate for protecting the environment and human health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Silent Auction at the 2017 National Training Program. The funds raised there are used to provide these scholarships.

 

2017 NTP Presentations Available

July 19, 2017Loriblog

Several Presentations from the 2017 SAIGE National Training Program, “Standing Together,” are now available for you to access. You may find them by going to the “Past Training Programs” tab at the top of the Homepage and clicking the link for the Presentations under the 2017 section at the top.  Or you can just click on this link:

2017 NTP Presentations

Important Hotel Update- SAIGE Block is still available

May 2, 2017Loriblog

We have had several reports of the We Ko Pa Hotel stating that the SAIGE Room Block is full for the dates of our NTP. This is not the case.

The online Hotel reservation link is
https://reservations.travelclick.com/96432?groupID=1665011 You should be able to make your reservation with this link.

If you have any problems while trying to make your Hotel Reservations please contact the hotel at the number below to make sure you are placed in our Block.

SAIGE Group rate – $89 per night. Booking 3 or more rooms or using a PO? Contact Michael Tomlinson – mtomlinson@wekoparesort.com or 480.789.5324.
For difficulties booking dates before or after the Program dates, please make your reservations online for the Program dates, and then contact Mr.Tomlinson to book the additional dates.

DOI “Consulting with Tribal Nations” Training Available in June

April 12, 2017Loriblog

PLEASE NOTE: This Tribal Consultation Training course will be held concurrently with the SAIGE NTP in the same location. It is a separate 3-day intensive with its own registration cost and process through DOI Learn. It is not offered as part of the SAIGE NTP. SAIGE is a cooperating partner that is offering to host this training at our contracted facility.

If you are a federal employee not employed by DOI, or are a tribal government employee, you can still attend this popular course. Please see the attached flyer with information on how to do this.

SAIGE is very pleased to coordinate with DOI University for this training at the We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center this year. SAIGE looks forward to working more in the future with DOI and the National Indian Programs Training Center to encourage employees to get the important training they need to conduct business with tribes properly.

If you have any questions concerning this course, feel free to contact me at vice-chair@saige.org or April Gonzalez at the National Indian Programs Training Center, contact info on the flyer.
Thank you – Lori

Consulting with Tribal Nations Flyer

 

Now Accepting Nominations for SAIGE Achievement Awards

March 16, 2017Loriblog
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 14 for awarding at National Training Program in June.

Download the Nomination Form HERE.

 

Registration is now Open for 2017 SAIGE NTP!

March 6, 2017Loriblog

  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the
2017 SAIGE National Training Program

Go to http://www.etouches.com/saige2017  to register for “Standing Together,” June 5-8 in Scottsdale, AZ. Registration and Hotel details are all there. See you in June!

Download Flyer here

2017 Youth Program application available now

February 13, 2017Loriblog
2017 SAIGE YOUTH PROGRAM PRESS RELEASE
SAIGE Announces Youth Program at 14th Annual National Training Program

The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is a national Non-profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native Government employees in the federal, tribal, state and local sectors. SAIGE will host its 14th Annual National Training Program, “Standing Together,” June 5h – 8th, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. It will be held at the We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center, a beautiful facility owned and operated by the Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation.

As part of the Training Program, SAIGE will also host the annual Native Student Youth Program.

This program is designed to provide Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers within the federal government, to experience leadership training, to participate in professional and personal development workshops, and to network with Native American professionals. (…edited here..)

Download the entire Press Release HERE
Download Application Materials HERE

2016 SAIGE Youth Track students

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