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Winter Convention 2015
ATNI Winter Convention 2015
February 2-5, 2015
Doubletree Lloyd Center, Portland Oregon
The purpose of the Summit is:
- To convene ATNI Tribal Leaders to discuss Climate Change Impacts
- To Share Tribal Strategies, Plans, Policy on Climate Change, Energy, and Carbon Emissions
- To Discuss Regional, National, and International Policy on Climate Change
- To Discuss Tribal Needs and Funding Opportunities
- To Identify Strategies to Promote and Protect Tribal Sovereignty and Tribal Resources
- To Discuss the opportunity to develop a NW Tribal Action Plan on Climate Change
Don Sampson, Executive Director
Institute for Tribal Government & ATNI Climate Change Project Coordinator
Cell: (541) 215-2753 or (541) 215-2919
Department of Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs: Housing Improvement Program
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Portland Area Office, has been requested to schedule Mr. Les Jensen, BIA Housing Program Officer, to conduct a one day HIP training on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, WA.
WHEN: January 26, 2015
WHERE: Northern Quest Resort & Casino
QIN Emergency Declaration
Floods, Heavy Rains Take Toll at Quinault, Emergency Declaration Issued
TAHOLAH, WA (1/5/15) – The Quinault Indian Nation has issued a Declaration of Emergency due to extreme rainfall over the past two days which has caused numerous landslides, culvert failures and washouts on the Quinault Reservation. The QIN Property Management Division has ordered an emergency inspection of all the Tribe’s buildings and infrastructure and major access roads into the Tribe have either been closed or are considered extremely hazardous, said QIN President Fawn Sharp.
“The Moclips Highway 109 Bridge near Quinault Village, a main access road to and from Nation has been washed out and closed. That is a major problem for the Tribe,” she said.
“The Moclips River flooding is the worst I've seen it. If it is bad as it looks, SR 109 could take days to repair. And if our own Moclips Highway needs major repairs we will have significant commuter problems," said Sharp.