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.

A Message from President Kirk Francis

Read the message on the evolving Ukraine crisis from USET/USET SPF President Kirk Francis.

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.

A COVID Conversation with President Francis

On February 10, 2022, USET’s Medical Epidemiologist, Dr. Harry Brown, sat down with USET/USET SPF President Kirk Francis for a COVID conversation to share experiences and perspective from the past two years and to discuss what he sees over the horizon for Indian Country.

USET Vax-A-Nation Vaccine Campaign

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

Message from the President

Read testimony, statements, and messages from USET/USET SPF 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.

May 16th

2022

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

2022

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

2021

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

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

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…