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.

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.

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.

Dec 06th


EBCI women launch true crime podcast on overlooked Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Three women from Cherokee are shining a light on an epidemic sweeping the nation -- through a new podcast called “We are Resilient: A MMIW True Crime Podcast." The podcast focuses on MMIW -- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Its hosts…

Nov 15th


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


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 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…

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



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

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…

Apr 08th


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…