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A popular aspect of the SAIGE National Training program is the SAIGE Student Program that provides college students insight into federal, tribal and state government careers. This program is offered for FREE. SAIGE provides scholarships for selected applicants that covers travel, lodging and food during the SAIGE National Training Program.

Our Student Director, JoAnn Brant, is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Student track, happening June 2 – 6, 2024, in Spokane, WA. If you have any questions you may contact her at

Now accepting applications for our college Student Program for the SAIGE National Training Program, Affirming Native Voices:
Visibility-Leadership-Service, in Spokane, WA.
Apply Online: CLICK HERE  
Deadline to apply is April 1, 2024
SAIGE Students, 2023, Tulsa, OK
Students in Session, 2023


Washington, D.C.
January 23, 2024
Contacts: SAIGE Chair, Fredericka Joseph,
SAIGE Training Program Co-Chairs: Edward Blauvelt at; Nieva Brock,; Luke Jones

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 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.

SAIGE Youth Leaders are very excited to invite you to fill out an application to join us, June 19-22, 2023, for our acclaimed Youth Program in Tulsa, OK. The Youth program will introduce you to other young native people (18-25) from different tribal communities while offering an enlightening and uplifting training opportunity focused on federal, tribal and state government careers. If accepted, all travel and food will be at no cost to you. Hotel accommodations will be provided, with two persons per room. For more information and to apply, scan the QR code on the flyer and it will take you to the application.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Tulsa!

We regret to announce that the SAIGE National Training Program for 2020 is cancelled due to the national coronavirus crisis. Thus, no youth program will take place this year. We wish you and your family safety and good health during this time. Follow best health safety protocols and social distancing for the protection of all our people, especially the elders.

SAIGE Youth Program 

Group of college students 2019

2019 SAIGE Students, Niagara Falls, New York

2019 Students at the Falls

SAIGE Students at 2018 National Training Program, Green Bay, WI

2020 Student Youth Program Press Release
2020 Student Youth Program Application Materials
Dallas Peterman Youth Leadership Award Application

Student Reception 2017

Keith Secola performing with SAIGE Youth

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Article in Indian Country Today by Vincent Schilling on the 2015 Youth Program!
Next Generation of Young Tribal Leaders: SAIGE Training Program

Last updated Dec. 6 2019
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17706 N. Peoria
Skiatook, OK 74070

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