Dedicated to Promoting Tribal Self Determination & Sovereignty

ATNI is organized and chartered as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation under the laws of the State of Oregon. The organization sets out its membership and operating policies within its Constitution and Bylaws and ATNI Policies & Procedures Manual. Authority for management of the affairs of ATNI are delegated to the Executive Council by the members and further delegated to the Executive Board, Committees, and Executive Director.



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ATNI Convention 2015

ATNI Mid Year Convention 2015

May 18-21, 2015

Register Online Now Open!

Host Tribe: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa
6823 Highway 8, PO Box 1240
Warm Springs, Oregon, 97761, United States


Mention ATNI for convention rates

For questions, please call ATNI Office (503) 249-5770

ATNI Event

ATNI Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change
March 10 & 11th, 2015, Doubletree Lloyd Center, Portland Oregon

Tribal Councils, Policy Leaders, Tribal Staff, and federal agency representatives attend the ATNI Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change.

Please see our event page for more details including speaker presentations.

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33rd Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
April 19-22, 2015 | Portland, Oregon

NICWA is excited to announce that our 33rd Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect will be taking place in NICWA’s hometown, Portland, Oregon, on April 19–22, 2015. Conference attendees are a cross-section of experts including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal and federal leaders.

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Federal Communications Commission
Office of Native Affairs & Policy: Public Notice

FCC Seeks Nominations for Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council Due - March 31, 2015

The FCC is seeking nominations for membership on the re-chartered fifth Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) which is a FACA federal advisory committee chartered to provide the FCC with guidance, expertise and recommendations to improve the security, reliability, and interoperability of the nation's communications systems.  In its previous charter, CSRIC included two steadfast members from Indian Country.  It is very important that Tribal Nations and their telecommunications entities continue to be represented on CSRIC.

FCC Seeks Tribal Nominations for Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, 2 Seats - Due April 10, 2015 

The IAC is comprised of 15 representatives from local, state, and Tribal governments, and advises the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a range of communication issues for which their governments explicitly or inherently share responsibility or administration with the FCC.  The mission of the IAC is to make recommendations to the FCC on the many communications issues affecting local, state and Tribal governments that are within the FCC's jurisdiction. It is important to note that presently there are actually two open Tribal government seats on IAC.  With this effort, we are working to fill those two Tribal governments seats.  Over the years, a number of Tribal leaders have served and made important contributions on this committee.

Geoffrey C. Blackwell
Office of Native Affairs & Policy
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
desk:  202-428-3629 

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2015 NW CSC Climate Boot Camp (CBC)

We are writing to enthusiastically announce the 2015 NW CSC Climate Boot Camp (CBC).  This year’s camp is hosted by the University of Washington and will run from August 16th21st at Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, WA.  The curriculum for this year’s camp will delve into Adaptation on the Wildland-Urban Interface.

More details about the background, location and application process for 2015 CBC are described in the attached "2015 CBC Announcement Flyer".

The application deadline is April 6th. Note that applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis for a limited number of slots. There are a total of 5 positions for early-career participants from Tribes, and these will be selected based on input from staff at relevant agencies.

If you have any questions about camp or the application process please feel free to contact Arwen Bird, CBC Coordinator (e:, p: 503.318.5104).

For More Info: CBC Flyer