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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 Winter Convention 2018

ATNI Winter 2018 Agenda

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, January 22, 2018 to Thursday, January 25, 2018

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland | 1000 NE Multnomah Street | Portland, OR 97232

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TRIBAL CLIMATE  POLICY SUMMIT

FEBRUARY 26, 2018
LITTLE CREEK CASINO RESORT

  • Discussion of policy proposals in Washington State and Oregon to reduce carbon pollution
  • Analysis of impacts to ATNI Tribes
  • Develop a Tribal strategy for next phase of WA initiative
  • Presentation on Tribal involvement in WA initiative and Oregon legislation

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2018 State of Indian Nations Address - NCAI
Delivered by President Jefferson Keel

We Are Still In - Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JANUARY 26, 2018
CONTACT: Don Sampson, ATNI Tribal Climate Change Project Director
Don@seventhgenerationllc.com, (541) 215-2753

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) and Northwest Tribes Declare Formal Support for the Paris Climate Agreement
8 Northwest Tribes and ATNI signed declarations to join We Are Still In, a national coalition of 2,600 leaders from across America that are committed to tackling climate change, ensuring a clean energy future, and upholding the Paris Climate Agreement.

PORTLAND, OR — The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) and 8 Northwest Tribal nations declared their support to We Are Still In and joined the growing national coalition of Tribal nations, states, municipalities, cities, counties, corporations, foundations, and organizations that are committed to tackling climate change, ensuring a clean energy future, and upholding the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Indigenous people around the world are working to address climate change and it is our duty as Indigenous people of the Northwest to do our part. Today we are joining the We Are Still In coalition because it’s a critical opportunity for our Tribal nations to take a leadership role in climate action efforts,” said Leonard Forsman, President of ATNI and Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington.

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PNW TERO SPRING CONFERENCE
April 10-11, 2018
 
BPA Rates Hearing Room
1201 Lloyd Blvd, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97232
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND :
-TRIBAL LEADERS -TRIBAL EXECUTIVES & MANAGERS
-TRIBAL LEGAL STAFF -TERO STAFF & COMISSIONERS
-PERSONNEL / HR -NATIVE BUSINESS & CONTRACTORS
-CONSTRUCTION TRADES -CONTRACTORS WORKING WITH TRIBES
 
IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:
Larry Jordan, PNW TERO Vice Chair
509-634- 2735
Larry.jordan@colvilletribes.com

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Upcoming NW Energy Coalition Clean Energy Conference tackles 3 big questions

Nearly everyone agrees the Northwest should transition to the cleanest possible electric system.  But knowing what that system looks like and how to get there forces us to answer 3 difficult questions:

·How can and should investor-owned utilities be motivated to pursue clean energy?

·What should the role of natural gas be in our clean energy future?

·How can we make the transition to a clean energy future equitable for frontline communities and for workers affected by the decline of fossil fuels?

Debating these and other vital questions will be leaders and experts from business, advocacy organizations, government . . . and, we hope, you as well.

It happens on November 2 in Seattle.  Register now for the Clean & Affordable Energy Conference and be part of the conversation the Northwest needs to have.

Then, join the Coalition in the evening for the fantastic Clean Energy Awards Gala, honoring exceptional leaders in advancing clean energy progress in the Northwest. You don’t want to miss this special event and opportunity to support the Coalition’s work!

Save money ($50) by registering for the conference and gala together! Simply select the combo ticket when you register.

 

 

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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.

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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 https://www.changingcurrents.org

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 | dcalica@atnitribes.org

 

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

Summary
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:
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB557/Introduced

Purpose
● 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

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