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.



ATNI Events


REGISTER TODAY | September 14-17, 2015

Hosted by: Kalispel Tribe of Indians 

at Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Spokane, WA

ATNI Fall Annual Convention Event Page...



“Future of Tribal Economic Self-Determination”

REGISTER TODAY | August 11-13, 2015

McMenamins Kennedy School – Portland, Oregon

News Item

Native American Economic Sovereignty Initiative Economic Goals and Priorities for Tribes Survey 

A joint effort by ATNI EDC and EcoTrust funded by the US Economic Development Administration

Earlier this month, we sent the attached Economic goals and Priorities survey for Tribes to tribal leadership.  We were asking for those to be returned by tomorrow, but we have extended that deadline to FRIDAY, JULY 31.  Thank you to those who have already completed and returned the survey. For every completed survey received, your tribe will be entered into a drawing for a $500 donation to a tribal program.  The survey may be emailed, faxed, or mailed.

Please find the link for both the PDF SURVEY and MS WORD SURVEY version of the survey.  Please complete the one that is most convenient for you.

The information that your Tribe provides will be used to create a draft fellowship model that is intended to help tribes meet economic development goals and priorities.  For that model to be effective, information from ATNI member tribes is essential.
Please consider completing the survey yourself, or designate a knowledgeable staff person to complete it.  The 4-page survey may take 30 – 45 minutes to complete.  Multiple submissions from your Tribe are welcome!

Thank you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Amber Schulz-Oliver | Project Coordinator & Indigenous Resilience Fellow| Ecotrust
Direct line: 503.467.0779


ATNI Drug Abuse & Prevention Summit 2015

July 27-28th, 2015

Wexliem Community Building, Bellingham, WA  


Please visit our Drug Abuse & Prevention Summit 2015 Event Page for a copy of presentations and follow up items


3-day Government to Government Negotiation Skills Workshop

REGISTER TODAY | August 4-6th, 2015

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 1200
Portland, OR

This is a 3-day skills-based training.  Each day builds upon the last to help you build skills to advocate for your tribe with federal, state, and local governments.
Seating is limited to 35 participants.  Registration priority will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The fee for this event has been waived.

For more information about the G2G workshop, please contact Mark Thompson, Training Coordinator, at 916-482-5800 or


The Tribal Transportation Safety Management System (SMS) Steering Committee is looking for individuals interested in becoming committee members.  The committee will develop and lead implementation of a national tribal transportation safety plan.  Committee members will be expected to conduct research, provide insight, and coordinate with their established network of tribal transportation employees.  Further detail is provided in the attached draft committee charter.  This charter (see attached draft) will be formalized during the next SMS committee meeting on September 24 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

If you are a tribal employee interested in serving a two-year term on this national committee, please complete this questionnaire:  Please respond before August 7, 2015.

f you have any questions regarding committee participation, please contact one of the committee co-chairs, Russell Garcia or Adam Larsen.

Russell Garcia, P.E.                                                           Adam Larsen
TTP Operations Team Supervisor                                      Safety Engineer & Tribal Coordinator
Tribal Transportation Program                                          Tribal Transportation Program
(202)366-9815                                                                 (360) 772-1870