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Press release: 2023 SAIGE National Training Program

March 6, 2023Waboose31blog


Washington, D.C.
March 3, 2023
Contacts: SAIGE Chair, Fredericka Joseph,
SAIGE Training Co-Chairs: Sue Morris at and/or Jay Spaan at

SAIGE 20th National Training Program
The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) will hold its 20th National Training Program June 20th – 22nd, 2023, at the River Spirit Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This venue is owned and operated by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and rooms are priced at government perdiem rates for Tulsa.

This year’s theme is: “Tribal Nations Soaring to New Heights”. For the first time in history, there is a strong representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives at the highest levels of government, leading agencies in financial, sciences, agricultural, natural resources, and educational arenas. These are just a few areas where Indigenous people are achieving greatness in government while supporting and building a stronger nation.

Our training provides forums on the most current issues facing American Indians and Alaska Native employees, tribes, and people we serve. The plenary sessions include dynamic presenters from Indian Country and government leaders. Workshops are presented by outstanding knowledgeable speakers in their specialties. Sessions are designed in these areas: Federal Indian Law and Policy; Leadership and Professional Development; Natural/Cultural Resources; and EEO/Diversity issues.

SAIGE is excited to invite students back for our robust Youth Program. Designed to develop native students, ages 18 – 25 years old with leadership training, it gives them important skills to choose career paths and succeed in their chosen fields.

SAIGE proudly supports our Warrior Society Program, developed for and by veterans, that offers training specific to the needs of veterans and active-duty military by highlighting available federal benefits. This one-day symposium exposes attendees to various agencies and veterans’ organizations that serve them.  All veterans and military are invited to attend at no cost.

Registration for the SAIGE National Training Program will be available within the next few weeks. The early bird fee will be $625; basic online $700; and onsite $750. Discounts may be available for groups, SAIGE lifetime members, and government retirees, as well as tribal government employees. Please continue to monitor our website at  for updates.

The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is a national 501c (3) non-profit organization representing American Indian and Alaska Native Federal, Tribal, State, and local government employees. SAIGE was formed to promote their recruitment, retention, equal treatment, and advancement within the government and to assist government agencies in honoring the unique Federal-Tribal relationship.

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