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.

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. We not only remember our past, but we honor our present, and look forward to our future.

White House Tribal Nations Summit

The 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit will take place Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 in Washington, DC. Learn more, including how to register for the Summit and how to request a travel stipend.

Register Today!

Plan to join us in Washington, DC on February 6-7 for the 2023 USET/USET Impact Week Meeting! Visit the event page for more information.


The USET TEC has compiled and created resources related to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and response efforts, including general information on monkeypox, guidance for clinicians, fact sheets, epidemiology updates, and relevant calls and webinars.

First Native American United States Treasurer

USET/USET SPF is celebrating the historic appointment of Chief Lynn Malerba as the NEW United States Treasurer! Learn more.

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.

USET Vax-A-Nation Vaccine Campaign

The USET Tribal Epidemiology Center released materials explaining the dangers of COVID-19, addressing vaccine hesitancy and misinformation, and encouraging vaccination among Tribal citizens. Learn more and download materials.

Messages from the President

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

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 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…

May 16th


Department of the Interior Releases Investigative Report, Outlines Next Steps in Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland today released Volume 1 of the investigative report called for as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive effort to address the troubled legacy of federal…

Jan 10th


The Center for Native American Youth Announces Podcast

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute is pleased to announce the release of our podcast now available on Anchor, Spotify and Apple Podcast. Through this new medium, CNAY will continue highlighting the strength and resiliency of Native youth and provide…

Dec 14th


BIA Announces New “Missing and Murdered Indigenous People” Website

Indian Affairs Announces New Tool to Bring Attention to Missing and Murdered Cases Website will allow tip submissions and makes important case information easily shareable The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently announced the launch of its new website dedicated to solving missing…

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

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…