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December 3,4 & 5, 2012
People of the NorthWest: A Look at ATNI Priorities
Document Download: ATNI Itinerary & Briefing Document
Digital Online Version: People of the NorthWest
Dear Tribal Leader:
At the recent ATNI Sovereignty Summit on November 19 – 20 in Grand Mound, WA, tribal leaders worked hard to develop a stance in the form of a resolution from ATNI that expressed the top five tribal priorities of Northwest tribes which include, in no particular order – Taxation, Trust Reform, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Carcieri and the Budget and Fiscal Cliff. Please find attached the resolution that was developed and agreed upon at the Summit.
This resolution fulfills the goal of Northwest tribal leaders to go to the White House Tribal Nations Summit in Washington, DC with a strong, unified voice that can clearly express their most urgent concerns.
As a part of the overall strategy of Northwest tribes, they will be joining with USET and holding a joint caucus on Tuesday, December 4th from 12 to 2 - a collaborative effort that will put even more tribal power behind the crucial issues that must be addressed by this administration.
Also attached you will find briefing papers on the five priority issues and an ATNI resolution supporting each particular issue.
I look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC and wish everyone a successful and fulfilling trip.
Fawn Sharp, President
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
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