Society of American Indian Government Employees to host National Training Program

SAIGE National Training Program: Celebrating 20 Years of Respect, Culture, and Education

June 21-23, 2022 registration and information here

The National Training Program, open to all, is hosted by the Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE), the national non-profit organization formed in 2002 representing American Indian and Alaska Native (Al/AN) Federal, Tribal, State and local government employees. SAIGE provides specialized training sessions for Veterans and Youth at no cost. Register and learn more at Press release here. Speakers include Stephen Pevar, Lisa Williams, James Vukelich Kaagegaabaw, and more.

Bay Mills to host 4th Annual Noojimo’iwewin: The VAWA & ICWA Training

The 2022 Noojimo’iwewin features a series of hands-on training units. Each unit focuses on a topic related to violence and provides tools to support community healing. Engaging, expert faculty facilitate each unit which has been designed to help advocates, providers, and legal professionals implement effective service strategies. The training is hosted both in-person at the Bay Mills Resort & Casino and virtually via Whova. CLE and Social CEU credits pending.

Online Domestic/Family Violence Advocacy Training January 25-26, 2022

The Karuk Tribe, in partnership with Tribal Justice Support, Office of Justice Services, U.S. Department of the Interior–Indian Affairs, is hosting an online Domestic/Family Violence Advocacy training January 25-26, 2022.

Domestic/Family Violence Advocacy Training – January 25-26, 2022

Because Violence is Not Traditional

Are you, or someone you love, experiencing domestic/family violence? Do you present domestic/family violence cases in tribal court?
Gain direct knowledge from experienced tribal court judges, legal practitioners, and powerful interactive exercises.
Attend one or both days from any place with internet access via Zoom.

Day 1 is open to all and includes:
• What is domestic/family violence?
• Recognize the warning signs.
• How and where to get help.
• Obtaining a protective order.

Day 2 focuses on presenting domestic
violence matters in tribal court including
court arguments and witness examination.

For more information, or to register, email:

Bay Mills to Host Third Annual VAWA and ICWA Training

Bay Mills Indian Community

3rd annual Noojimo’iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA Training

Aug. 4-6, in-person and online 

Imange: In 2019, attendees gathered for the training at the Bay Mills Resort & Casino. While 2020 brought us a year of online trainings, this year, the event will be hosted as a hybrid. Attendees can join in-person or online.

BRIMLEY, Mich. — Picking up where last year’s training left off, Bay Mills Indian Community sets out to host its third annual Noojimo’iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA Training, Aug. 4-6. The event is hosted both in-person at the Bay Mills Horizon Center and online via Zoom. Once again, this timely training focuses on issues of child welfare, domestic violence, and community healing. Registration is free and still open!

Those who will attend in-person must book their room by at the Bay Mills Resort & Casino by Tuesday, July 27 using the training room block information. If you have any questions, please contact Neoshia Roemer at This training is made possible by the Office of Tribal Justice’s TJS funding and organized by The Whitener Group.

This course is approved for 9.25 (including 1.25 Elimination of Bias) Minnesota Continuing Legal Education credits and this course is approved by the NASW-Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 9 credits.

Full press release here.

SAIGE National Training Program September 14-16, 2021

Grounded in Tradition, Resilient in Spirit
SAIGE 17th Annual National Training Program
September 14-16, 2021
Hosted on Zoom

register today // PDF flyer here

The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is the first national non-profit organization representing American Indian and Alaska Native (Al/AN) Federal, Tribal, State and local government employees.

The 17th Annual National Training Program, open to all, provides professional training sessions related to Federal Indian Law/Indian Country, EEO/HR and Diversity issues, Professional Development, and Cultural and Natural Resource. These sessions are offered on the first two days of the event, September 14-15, while the final day is the Warrior Society program.

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Bay Mills Indian Community Hosts Second Annual Noojimo’iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA Training

Bay Mills Indian Community is hosting its second annual Noojimo’iwewin: A VAWA and ICWA Training on August 5-7, 2020. Once again, the training will focus on issues of child welfare, domestic violence, and community healing. This year, the event is completely virtual. For more details, please see the press release or event website.

Press Release: July 29, 2020

Event website

Bay Mills Indian Community and OJS Present Virtual VAWA and ICWA Training: August 5-7, 2020

_Noonjimo’iwewin_ A VAWA and ICWA Training

The Bay Mills Indian Community (Gnoozhekaaning) will host Noojimo’iwewin: A Virtual VAWA and ICWA Training, August 5-7, 2020. Streamed digitally via Zoom, the conference invites law enforcement officials, attorneys, and social work advocates from all communities to look forward from domestic violence. This training is tuition free. Register here.

Press release, Noojimo’iwewin: VAWA and ICWA Training 2020

PDF save the date, Noojimo’iwewin: VAWA and ICWA Training

Deadline Approaching for Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference

Registration is open until January 24 for the Pre-Law Advisor Training Conference, February 4-5, 2020 at the Isleta Resort and Casino. Visit for more information and to register.

PLAT 2020_01Identify, Advise, and Support Native Pre-Law Students

Recent scholarship by the American Bar Association establishes that although the total number of Native American law students has steadily increased over the past four decades, legal education in the United States includes very few Native American law students, professors, and/or administrators. It is clear that progress is needed. The Native student population remains well below one percent of the total J.D. enrollment (The Pursuit of Inclusion: An In depth Exploration of the Experiences and Perspectives of Native American Attorneys in the Legal Profession).

Many Native American attorneys report that their decision to pursue legal education was strongly influenced by personal interaction and the persuasion of family, mentors, lawyers, and other professionals. The Pathways to the Legal Profession Conference aims to increase the number of competitive Native law school applicants nationwide by providing mentors necessary skills and resources to identify, advise, and support the next generation of Indigenous attorneys.

Community and Social Network

We invite advisors with an array of titles and responsibilities to attend the conference. This includes community members such as teachers and youth mentors, as well as those who specifically advise American Indian students interested in applying to law school such as educators, school administrators, and pre-law advisors.

This Training Includes…

  • Keynote session featuring Indian Law professor, Matthew L.M. Fletcher, outlining the need for Native Attorneys
  • Strategies to identify students who possess qualities that may translate to success in law school
  • Workshop on applying to law school, covering topics such as advising applicants on their personal statements, resumes, and supplemental statements (including diversity statements and other addenda); financing law school; LSAT Overview; and law school selection
  • Panel discussion with current Native law students
  • A national network of pre-law advisors to American Indian prospective law school applicant


Please note, if you are a student interested in law school consider applying to the Native American Pipeline to Law Initiative Admissions Workshop.