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 Fall Annual Convention 2017

Hosted by The Colville Confederated Tribes 

September 18-21st, 2017 | Convention AgendaAgenda at a Glance

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


The Davenport Grand | Spokane, WA | 800.918.9344

Please see our convention page for more information...



DEC 13 - 14, 2017 | Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip, WA


Tribes and First Nations in the Pacific Northwest have made great progress in observing and documenting environmental change on their homelands, but climate change is increasing at a pace that challenges important ways of life. So Tribes and First Nations across the region are coming together to learn from past work and to discuss how to continue climate change studies to provide the support communities need to adapt and thrive for generations to come. This summit is being led by Tribes and First Nations for Tribal leadership and their staff.

Who Should Attend? Tribal elected and appointed leaders, resource managers, health specialists, traditional elders, scientists, students and practitioners will discuss current issues along four Summit Tracks.

Scholarship Request: 2017 Tribal & First Nations Climate Summit
IMPORTANT!!! Fill out this form ONLY if you are requesting a scholarship to help pay for costs related to the conference 


Native American Food Safety Training

“Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum”

Basic Training Workshop
Friday, October 13, 2017
Educational Service District 112
2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661

Please join us at the Educational Service District 112/Vancouver on Friday, October 13, for a free training on the
“Since Time Immemorial (STI)” Tribal Sovereignty online curriculum. Effective July 24, 2015 with the passage of
Senate Bill 5433, school districts are required to incorporate lessons about the history, culture and government of the
nearest federally recognized Indian Tribe(s) when the district reviews or adopts its social studies curriculum (RCW
28A.320.170). School districts shall collaborate with OSPI on curricular areas regarding tribal government and history
that are statewide in nature such as the concept of tribal sovereignty and the history of federal policy towards
federally recognized Indian Tribes. School districts shall meet these requirements by using the “Since Time
Immemorial” Tribal Sovereignty online curriculum and may modify this curriculum in order to incorporate
elements that have a regionally specific focus or to incorporate the curriculum into existing curricular

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joan Banker, Office of Native Education/OSPI, at 360/725-6160


Sovereignty Summit on Climate Policy: WA Carbon Tax Initiative

Hosted by the Suquamish Tribe

Clearwater Casino
Deer Room


October 6, 2017
10:00am - 2:30pm

This event is at no cost & lunch will be provided.

Register Online Today

For more information, please contact:



Webinar: Forest Carbon Projects for Tribes – What They Are and How They Can Benefit Tribes
Presented by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program

Date: Tuesday, September 5th 2017 at 11 AM PDT (2 PM ET)

Click here to register for this free webinar

This free webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 5th 2017 from 11 AM to 12:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time and is being hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program. This webinar is the first installment of the Topics in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar series being launched by the ITEP Climate Change Program.


Changing Currents 2017

The Changing Currents Tribal Water Summit is a 2-day conference for tribal government, community, and partners and in conjunction with ONABEN: Trading At the River Marketplace in the Law School commons. Please join us as we highlight current water policy, current matters, and emerging issues facing this vital resource. 1 meal ticket per registrant

For more info, please visit

When: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7:00AM - Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 4:30 PM PDT

Where: William W. Knight Law Center | University of Oregon- School of Law

Contact: Direlle Calica | ATNI Energy Program |503-913-4693 |



Washington OneNet (WON)

Tribal Review FirstNet State Plan for Washington

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

To: State of WA Tribal Leaders, I.T. Directors and Emergency Management Staff

Time: 10:00am – 2pm Includes Hosted Lunch

Location: Puyallup Tribe, Emerald Queen Ballroom, 5580 Pacific HWY E. Fife, WA 98424




Lucy F. Covington Government Center Blessing and Dedication

On behalf of the leadership at the Colville Confederated Tribes we cordially invite you to the Blessing and Dedication of the Lucy F. Covington Government Center.

Thursday, July 06, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
21 Colville Street Nespelem, WA 99155.

Register Online


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