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.

Marshall Plan for Tribal Nations

The concept of a Marshall Plan-like investment for Tribal Nations draws on the same restorative justice, political, and economic principles that underlay the European Marshall Plan. Through a domestic Tribal Nations Marshall Plan, the U.S. would recognize and take responsibility for the trust and treaty obligations arising out of its permanent occupation of Tribal homelands and our massive cession of resources that built the foundations of today’s America.

USET Tribal Infrastructure Development Program

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Tribal Infrastructure Development Program website! Sign up for our mailing list; find funding opportunities; access advocacy, education, outreach, training, and resource materials; and view a calendar of events, including webinars, trainings, and consultations.

Medicaid Unwinding

CMS posted the anticipated state timelines for initiating unwinding-related renewals as of February 24, 2023. Learn more about Medicaid unwinding.

USET/USET SPF Educational Book

We are excited to announce the release of the second edition of the USET/USET SPF Educational Book! The first edition was released in 2019 as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, and has been a valuable tool for our overall education and advocacy efforts. The second edition, released in March 2022, includes information about our newest member Tribal Nations as well as up-to-date information about our programmatic and advocacy work.

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.

Aug 31st


Native Healing Coalition Releases Interactive Digital Map with Largest Compilation of Indian Boarding Schools in U.S.

In efforts toward uncovering the truth about the historical impact of Indian boarding schools in the United States, the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) has released a digital map containing a total of 523 Indian boarding schools…

Jan 13th


CDC Launches Tribal Public Health Data Site

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an online Tribal Public Health Data site to assist Tribal partners and others with information and tools related to Tribal data. The site provides guidance on accessing CDC Tribal data;…

Nov 17th


“Lakota” Documentary Raises Awareness of Mental Health Issues

To help raise awareness in Tribal communities, Emmy award winning filmmaker Kyle Bell (Thlopthlocco Creek Tribal Town), in partnership with SGCETC, offers "Lakota"—a film that Tribal Nations can show to their youth and communities. The film profiles a young woman…

Dec 14th


BIA “Missing and Murdered Indigenous People” Website

Indian Affairs Tool to Bring Attention to Missing and Murdered Cases Website allows tip submissions and makes important case information easily shareable The Bureau of Indian Affairs has a website dedicated to solving missing and murdered cases in Indian Country. The tool…

May 10th


Reclaiming Native Truth

Reclaiming Native Truth is a national effort to foster cultural, social and policy change by empowering Native Americans to counter discrimination, invisibility and the dominant narratives that limit Native opportunity, access to justice, health and self-determination. Reclaiming Native Truth’s goal…