About
USET

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.

USET
SPF

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.

2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit

The White House is excited to announce that the 2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit will officially take place on November 15 and 16 2021. This year the Summit will take place virtually.

USET/USET SPF COVID-19 Response and Relief Effort

Frequently updated COVID-19 information for Indian Country

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.

Nov 15th

2021

AIANTA Leave No Trace Visitor Education Campaign is Seeking Tribal Advisors

Under a partnership launched in April, AIANTA and Leave No Trace will be working with tribal communities to develop an education campaign that aims to increase awareness among visitors to tribal lands and communities in reducing avoidable impacts to land,…

Sep 03rd

2021

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

2021

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

2021

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

2021

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…

Jun 23rd

2021

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

2021

AmazonSmile

Give to USET every time you shop using AmazonSmile. Portions of profits from eligible purchases will go to to USET.

Apr 08th

2021

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…

Apr 08th

2021

Change the Mascot Information

ChangetheMascot.org July 2021:NCAI's presentation on the National School Mascot Tracking Page January 2021: Ending "Indian" Mascots: More Mascot Changes to Report as a New Year Begins - NCAI July 2020: PRESS RELEASE | USET SPF Statement on Washington NFL Football…