Established in 1969, the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) is a non-profit, inter-Tribal organization serving thirty-three (33) federally recognized Tribal Nations from the Northeastern Woodlands to the Everglades and across the Gulf of Mexico. USET is dedicated to enhancing the development of Tribal Nations, improving the capabilities of Tribal governments, and improving the quality of life for Indian people through a variety of technical and supportive programmatic services.


Established in 2014, the USET Sovereignty Protection Fund (USET SPF) is a non-profit, inter-Tribal organization advocating on behalf of thirty-three (33) federally recognized Tribal Nations from the Northeastern Woodlands to the Everglades and across the Gulf of Mexico. USET SPF is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and advancing the inherent sovereign rights and authorities of Tribal Nations and in assisting its membership in dealing effectively with public policy issues.

Message from the President

Read testimony, statements, and messages from USET’s President, Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Indian Nation.

Meet Our Leaders

The Executive Officers Committee is comprised of prominent leaders from across our member Tribal Nations. Meet our Executive Officers.

Biden-Harris Administration

Stay up to date on the Biden-Harris Administration, Consultations, and events.

Unrest in America

Read statements and messages from USET SPF and our member Tribal Nations regarding the unrest in America.

Career Opportunities

Our mission is dedicated to enhancing the development of federally recognized Indian Tribes, to improving the capabilities of Tribal governments, and assisting the USET Members and their governments in dealing effectively with public policy issues and in serving the broad needs of Indian people. If you are looking for a career that is more than just a paycheck and you’re looking for work that matters, we invite you to review our current job opportunities.

Oct 06th


Creative Native Call for Art – Submit by Oct. 27

Creative Native Call for Art Submissions Open The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute is excited to announce the 4th annual Creative Native Call for Art. Each year, art submissions are inspired by a unique prompt. Artists who submit will have the opportunity to…

Oct 01st


Protecting Our Future Through Vaccination Planning and Emergency Preparedness – Request for Storyteller Applicants by Oct. 22

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) is seeking applications from health care organizations and individuals interested in serving as Storytellers for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded project on emergency preparedness/response and vaccine planning. The National Council of…

Sep 03rd


Disaster and Emergency Response

Resources FEMA 9/2: Recovery Resource Fact Sheet / Transitional Sheltering Assistance FAQ FEMA Advisory 9/2: FEMA Revamps Individual Assistance Policies to Advance Equity for Disaster SurvivorsFEMA 9/1: Hurricane Ida Recovery Resources

Aug 17th


USDA Requests Tribal Nation Flags

In recognition of the diplomatic nation-to-nation relationship, between tribes and the federal government, we are creating a USDA Hall of Tribal Nations, akin to our sister agency the Department of Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs. We will be sending out…

Jul 23rd


Proposals for Contributions to Boarding School Stories: Collaborative Acts of Indigenous Remembering

BOARDING SCHOOL STORIES: COLLABORATIVE ACTS OF INDIGENOUS REMEMBERING Edited by Louellyn White (Akwesasne Mohawk) and Michael P. Taylor Intended to erase all traces of Indigenous kinship and cultural identity, and thereby forever extinguish tribal claims to Indigenous lands and waters,…

Jul 22nd


EDA American Rescue Plan Programs – Investing in America’s Communities

Through President Joseph R. Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Economic Development Administration (EDA) was allocated an unprecedented $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist communities nationwide in building back better by accelerating the economic recovery…

Jul 20th


Presidential Management Fellows Program

The PMF Program Office is happy to formally announce the dates for the upcoming Presidential Mgmt. Fellows Class of 2022 Application, which are as follows: opening Noon (Eastern Time), Tuesday, September 28 and closing Noon (Eastern Time), Tuesday, October 12, 2021.…

Jun 23rd


New Women’s eNews’ “Indigenous Women Speak Out” Series and Podcast

For far too long, Indigenous communities have been spoken for, or spoken at, and it is past time to hear from them in their own words. Indigenous women face extraordinary challenges: They are exponentially more likely to be victims of physical…

May 17th



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Apr 08th


Tribal-Interior Budget Council Information

The Tribal – Interior Budget Council (TIBC), formerly known as the Indian Affairs Tribal Budget Advisory Council (TBAC), provides a forum and process for Tribal Nations and Federal officials to work together in developing annual budget requests for Indian programs in…