FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2024
Contacts: SAIGE Chair, Fredericka Joseph, firstname.lastname@example.org
SAIGE Training Program Co-Chairs: Edward Blauvelt at Edward.email@example.com; Nieva Brock, firstname.lastname@example.org; Luke Jones email@example.com
SAIGE 21st National Training Program
The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) will hold its 21st National Training Program June 3rd – 6thth, 2024, at the Northern Quest Resort in Spokane, Washington. This venue is owned and operated by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and all rooms are priced at government per diem rates for Spokane. This year’s theme is: “Affirming Native Voices: Visibility-Leadership-Service”.
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 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/DEIA issues.
SAIGE is excited to include college students in our robust Student Program. Designed to develop Indigenous students, ages 20 – 25 years old with leadership training, it gives them important skills when choosing career paths.
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 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. Please monitor our website at https://saige.org for continuous 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.