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.

Meet Our Leaders

The Executive Officers Committee is comprised of prominent leaders from across our member Tribal Nations. Meet our Executive Officers.

Message from the President

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

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.

Aug 03rd


Rental Assistance Is Available for Renters and Landlords

If you’re a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or if you’re a landlord trying to stay afloat with tenants in this situation – help may be available. State and local programs are distributing…

Aug 02nd


Department of Interior Requests Comments by August 23 for Tribal Trust Evaluations

The Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA) under the Department of Interior is proposing to renew an information collection for Tribal Trust Evaluations. The BTFA is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection renewal. Comments are due by August 23,…

Jul 29th


Artists in Business Leadership Fellowship – Application Deadline September 6

Artists in Business Leadership Fellowship The program's purpose is to develop independent, satisfied, and credible Native artist entrepreneurs who are generous in spirit. The fellowship supports artists to pursue specific arts business development goals for themselves and their families. They…

Jul 23rd


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


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…

Jul 20th


Presidential Management Fellows Program

The PMF Program Office is happy to formally announce the dates for the upcoming Presidential Mgmt. Fellows Class of 2022 Application, which are as follows: opening Noon (Eastern Time), Tuesday, September 28 and closing Noon (Eastern Time), Tuesday, October 12, 2021.…

Jul 08th


NIHB is Accepting Proposals for Workshop Sessions for their National Tribal Health Conference

NIHB is now accepting proposals for ALL workshop sessions until August 6, 2021. Workshops are excellent opportunities to share best or promising practices, recent research or program outcomes, and provide an in-depth exploration of new or arising issues or policies.…

Jul 07th


Congratulations to Henu Josephine Tarrant (Rappahannock, Kuna & Ho-Chunck)

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is pleased to announce the first cohort of the LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists program awardees. Meet one of the awardees - Henu Josephine Tarrant (Rappahannock, Kuna & Ho-Chunck). Henu…

Jul 02nd


Bollinger Foundation Seeks Nominations for Scholarship Grants

The Bollinger Foundation is accepting nominations through September 1 for its 2021 scholarship grants. The scholarship grants are presented to families who have lost a parent or guardian where the deceased or surviving parent worked or works in the field…

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…