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 2019

ATNI Fall Annual Convention 2019

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.

When: Monday, October 7, 2019 -to- Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hosted By: Suquamish Tribe

Where: Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

Agenda at a Glance | ATNI Youth Forum Info

Register Today! Register Online | Download Registration Form

Overflow Hotel Recommendation: The Point Casino & Hotel 


Changing Currents: ATNI Water Summit 2019

September 5-6, 2019


University of Idaho
College of Law
Moscow, Idaho

The Tribal Water Summit will bring together Tribal Nations from the Pacific Northwest to develop priorities and goals for protecting the future of our waters. Tribal leaders, scientists, policy analysts, legal experts, Federal and State agencies, and non-profit organizations will exchange knowledge about the water challenges facing our communities.


ATNI Natural Resources

Best Western Plus University Inn
1516 Pullman Rd
Moscow, ID

ATNI Natural Resources Mining & Extraction Summit 2019

When: November 2019

The Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel
777 Bannock Trail
Fort Hall, ID 83203

Please join ATNI at the Mining & Extraction Summit 2019 hosted by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. This summit will focus on past, current and proposed mining and exttractive operations and how Tribes are addressing the adverse impacts to their homelands. 

Joel Moffett


Changing Currents: Tribal Youth Water Summit 2019

Empowering Clean Minds for Cleaner Water

Join us in Eugene, Oregon at the University of Oregon for a week-long leadership and education experience for tribal youth. Leadership comes in all forms, from speaking out to being an active citizen in your community. At the Changing Currents: Tribal Youth Water Summit, we will be exploring what it means to be the next generation of water leaders. The summit is intended to bring together like-minded tribal youth with a passion for water, natural resources, education and social action.

Topics and Activities include: 

  • Tribal Worldview of Water: Explore Our Relationship Water
  • Other Uses of Water: Technical, Ground Water, Surface Water Business, Agriculture, and Power Generation
  • Water as Medicine
  • Legal Complexity of Water: Tribal Rights, Law, Stewardship Responsibilities, Ancestral Rights, Treaty Rights
  • Social & Environmental Justice: What’s Your Response?

Field trips to water resource sites, including water reservoirs, a wildlife refuge, and to the beautiful Oregon Coast.

The Changing Currents Program will select 20-25 tribal youth ages 15-19 years old from Pacific Northwest tribes. The participants will be exposed to university life, classroom learning, and tribal water culture. The participants will also take field trips to water resources sites. Participants will be housed at the Native American Studies section and in the Kalapuya Illahi Residence Hall. Housing and meals will be provided for the selected participants, travel costs to and from the Tribal Youth Water Summit are on your own.

Changing Currents is a program of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI). The Tribal Youth  Water Summit is funded by private foundations. Later this year, ATNI will be hosting a Tribal Leaders Water Summit in September 2019.

Applications are due June 25, 2019

Contact: Shirod Younker (Coquille/Coos) - - 503.789.6094

2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit

July 30-31, 2019

Northern Quest Casino (Airway Heights, WA near the Spokane Airport)

Online Registration is Closed. On-Site Registration will be available on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.


Summit Agenda

Summit Overview

This summit will convene leaders from Tribes and First Nations throughout the Pacific Northwest and North America to advance tribal climate change policy and action. The summit will focus on  tribal climate change resiliency, protecting and applying Traditional Knowledges in climate change initiatives, and implementing a unified tribal climate change policy agenda.  The Summit will also include a tour of the Spokane Tribal Housing Program solar project. 

The Summit will be held at the Northern Quest Casino and is co-sponsored by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in partnership with the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative(NPLCC), PNW Tribal Climate Change Network, and the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

ATNI Tribal Climate Camp 2019

JUNE 16-21
Flathead Lake Bio Station, Polson, MT

Confederated Tribes of Salish Kootenai, Pablo, MT

In 2019, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Portland State University’s Institute for Tribal Government, the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, Michigan State University, University of Idaho, and the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center have partnered to offer the Tribal Climate Camp (TCC) to support teams of tribal leaders, climate change coordinators, planners, and program managers to build skills, gather information, and develop tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts.

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Oregon Clean Energy Jobs bill (HB 2020)

Please urge your legislators to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill (HB 2020) as quickly as possible!

Oregon Clean Energy Jobs is --

  • A cap and price on climate pollution from the largest polluters, which will reduce millions of tons of greenhouse gases over time to combat global warming.

  • Investment into Oregon’s clean energy economy to create good-paying jobs and make our air cleaner.

  • Putting Oregonians to work by making clean power like solar available to more people,  upgrading homes and businesses to use energy more efficiently and save people money, investing in more transportation options, and protecting forests from wildfire and farmers from drought.