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Society of American Indian Government Employees


For Immediate Release                                         Contact:  Cheryle Zwang, National Chair

March 27, 2006                                                                           (208) 283-0774


SAIGE Announces 3rd Annual National Training Conference!


The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is a national non-profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native federal employees.  Similar to our sister organizations - Blacks in Government (BIG), National IMAGE, Inc. (Hispanic), Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), and Federally Employed Women (FEW) - SAIGE hosts an annual National Training Conference (NTC).  SAIGE’s Training Conference promotes the professional growth, development and continuing education of federal employees.  


We have been working hard on organizing our third annual NTC entitled, “One People, A Diversity of Culture”, and are pleased to announce that it will be held in Anchorage, Alaska on August 28-31, 2006 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska.  Featured speakers include Mary Kim Titla (Apache), publisher of Native Youth Online Magazine; Olympic gold medal winner and motivational speaker, Billy Mills (Sioux); and Barry Ross and Joy Hilton, Federal Executive Institute trainers, with their Lifelines Program.  There will also be workshops on leadership, diversity, personal and professional growth topics; further, our conference location offers the unique opportunity to see and learn more about Alaska Native culture and history.  Please visit our website: to see our tentative agenda and to register for the conference on line.  Early bird registration fee is $400 through July 7th and $450 after that time.  Sign up today!


We will also once again be hosting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Youth at the Training Conference.  Through our Youth Track program, SAIGE encourages Native American students to realize their potential and provide leadership in their community and schools, continue their higher education, and ultimately, to seek a career in the government sector.   Federal agencies and their representatives attending the conference have the opportunity to visit with these students, participate in the Exhibit Hall, and promote career opportunities within their respective agency.  Organizations and agencies are encouraged to contact our Youth Track Coordinator so they can support and contribute to SAIGE’s Youth Track at the 2006 NTC. 


The NTC is an exceptional opportunity to make new friends, reconnect with old friends, and invest in your professional development.  We invite you to come and join the fun!

For more information on sponsorship, advertising, exhibits, training curriculum, registration, youth track applications, or volunteer opportunities, contact us at the Society of American Indian Government Employees, Post Office Box 7715, Washington DC 20044 or visit our website and utilize the contact information there:      


Hope to see you in Anchorage! 


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President, Chester V. Bailey - Vice-President, Tess Acosta-Williams - Treasurer, Robert Blaney