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 Mid Year Convention 2017

May 23-26th, 2017
Portland, Oregon

ATNI Conventions are where tribal leaders and ATNI members convene for discussions, presentations, and the work of the committees in regard to policy, legislation, and the future of Indian Country in the Northwest.

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Hotel Info:

DoubleTree by Hilton - Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Portland, OR

Toll Free: 800-996-0510
Local: 503-281-6111
Attendees block code: ATNI
Reservation cutoff date 04/21/2017


Tribal Energy & Economic Development Summit 2017

July 17-19, 2017

McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Registration check-in will begin on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. and we will host a Welcome Reception with food, beverages, and performances.  

The 2017 ATNI Energy & Economic Development Summit is a two and a half day event in Portland, Oregon for energy industry and economic development leaders. The Summit will include speakers, vendors, and interactive experiences to highlight tribal energy innovation, utility partnerships, entrepreneurship, and economic innovation. The 2017 Summit theme, "From Our Past to Future": considers how we can shape economic infrastructure, emerging industries and technologies. 

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ATNI Administrative Support Specialist Position Announcement

Job Title:   Administrative Support Specialist  
Classification:  Full Time, Non-Exempt
Salary/Wage:  $31,200 - $41,600
Location:   Portland, OR | Closing Date:  April 21, 2017

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Administrative Support Specialist is supervised by the ATNI Executive Management including the Executive Director. The Administrative Support Specialist directly supports Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) by performing a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of the Administrative Support Specialist include providing support to ATNI management and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing the organization’s general administrative activities. This also includes direct administrative support for the conventions and special events. The Support Specialist will interact closely with the executive director to assist executive management with coordination of ATNI consultants, volunteers, committee chairs, and the ATNI executive board. Successful candidates will have direct experience working with tribal non-profits.

Application process:
Hiring preference will be given to qualified enrolled citizens of federally recognized Tribes or Native Alaskans.
Send letter of interest and resume and please include at least three professional references.
Send to: 
Subject Line: “Administrative Support Specialist Job Announcement”
Attention: Terri Parr, Executive Director
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
6636 NE Sandy blvd
Portland, OR   97213

Full Position Description


SB 557: Clean Energy Jobs bill (Cap, Trade, Invest)

A cap and invest program (CIP) with trading is a flexible, market-based mechanism that reduces pollution at low cost. Regulated businesses must hold permits to pollute (allowances). Allowances are auctioned, raising proceeds, and may be traded between regulated entities. This creates value for reducing climate pollution by allowing business that can reduce pollution the quickest and fastest to sell (aka, trade) allowances to other businesses that need them. Proceeds can be reinvested to further reduce climate pollution, assist industry, create benefits for disproportionately impacted communities, retrain workers, and advance clean economic development.

Bill language:

● The Purpose of the bill is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to promote adaptation and resilience by this state’s communities and economy in the face of climate change.

SB 557 Summary  |  2 pager - Clean Energy Jobs bill


 Loan Servicing and Compliance Associate

Position Title: Loan Servicing and Compliance Associate

Application Deadline: March 20, 2017

Anticipated Start Date: April 15, 2017

Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000 annually depending on experience.


This position will work jointly with Ecotrust and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation (ATNI-EDC) with the day to day operations of loan administration and New Market Tax Credit compliance.
The successful candidate must be a self-starter that diligently monitors and follows up on loan payments and reporting as well as NMTC (and other) program requirements. Creation and maintenance of relationships with loan customers and ability to effectively work as part of a team that includes accountants, attorneys, program and compliance consultants, program staff, co-lenders, financial institutions, Tribes, and government agencies are key elements of the job.


The NCAI has a limited number of tribal community sub-grants to support tribal communities in the final stages of Native Vote activities.  Grants in the amount of $2,000, can be used for canvassing, phone banks, driving voters to the polls, poll watching, volunteers conducting, purchasing Native Vote merchandise, non-partisan candidate education, Get Out The Vote rallies, and other Native Vote activities. In order to expedite releasing the funds, please return a completed W-9 form with your application.



For additional information, contact Whitney Sawney at, or call 202-466-7767.

Information about NCAI Native Vote Tribal Community Sub-Grants for 2016
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Native Vote Sub-Grants are open to tribal governments, tribal community organizations, and urban tribal community organizations, and similar other non-profits engaged in Native Vote activities deemed eligible by the NCAI. Individual applicants are not eligible to apply for the Sub-Grants.
Applicants should submit sub-grant request proposals up to maximum value of $2,000 each.
Sub-Grant Applications must include detailed budget line items as per format provided in application.
NCAI may exercise discretion to ensure representation from all geographical areas of the country.
Applications are due to be received at NCAI's office at 1516 P St. NW, Washington DC 20005, until close of business on Thursday, October 27, 2016, or by email addressed to
At the end of the program, the Sub-grantees are required to provide up to a one-page report explaining how the NCAI Sub-Grant enhanced their Native Vote efforts and actively engaged Native voters. Final Programs report as well as Final Expense report giving itemized utilization of Sub-Grant amount are due to be received at NCAI by Wednesday, November 30, by email addressed to
The Sub-Grant recipients are liable to refund unutilized balance amount, if any, to NCAI no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at its office at the above address in Washington DC.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process on Friday, October 28.


Climate Resilience for the Upper Columbia River Workshop

Northern Quest Resort, October 25, 8:00-4:30 & October 26, 8:30-12:00

Register at: 509-209-2414 or john@ucut-nsn.orgJoin us for two action packed days with some of the top climate change scientists and thought leaders in the region!

Learn about the latest climate science and how climate change is impacting our region
Learn how regional tribes are factoring climate change into important resource decisions

Network with a broad range of professionals from throughout the region to learn more about best practices in managing critical climate change issues

Who should attend? Tribal leaders and staff who wish to learn more about climate change and climate resilience



United States Department of the Interior
Northwest Regional Office 
Funding Request(s) for Fiscal Year 2017

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) is accepting requests for funding under the Water Management, Planning and Pre-Development (N34) (Water Management) and the Water Rights Negotiation/Litigation (R31) (Water Rights) Programs. These programs are funded with non-recurring appropriations and the funding is awarded on a competitive, discretionary basis for use on water-related projects or for water rights activities. The Bureau is accepting requests for funding in anticipation that funds for these programs will be appropriated in fiscal year 2017. 

We are enclosing a memorandum that provides general direction on preparing and submitting a funding request. Attached to the memorandum is a checklist showing the format to be used in preparing a request and a copy of the 2005 Federal Register Notice that provides detailed instructions for preparing and prioritizing requests. Both documents provide information or instructions on preparing a funding request, so please review them carefully. Each request should be categorized as either a water management project or a water rights project; requests for a specific project should not request funding from both programs.

 You may submit your funding request(s) for fiscal year 2017 to this office. Your request(s) must be post-marked on or beforeSeptember 2, 2016 to allow our staff sufficient time to process and forward them to the Office of Trust Services by the September 15, 2016 deadline. If you have questions or concerns, please contact David Red horse, Natural Resource Officer, at (503) 231-6883

FY2107 RFP Attachment

Upper Columbia United Tribes Workshop: Climate Change Resilience for the Upper Columbia River
Northern Quest Resort, October 25-26, 2016

Please see the attached draft agenda and save the date, plan to attend, and please distribute to any and all that would like to participate.