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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 2016
May 23rd - 26th, 2016
Hosted by: The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde at the Spirit Mountain Casino
Grand Ronde, Oregon
For questions, please call ATNI Office (503) 249-5770
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
QUILEUTE TRIBE 2016 COMPENSATION STUDY
The Quileute Tribe is requesting proposals for consulting services to conduct a system-wide Compensation Study as described herein. Salaries are not regularly adjusted although there is discussion for a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) as well as salary comparisons with external local and regional entities, and the establishment of a Tribal Minimum-Wage. Specifications do not exist for current Quileute Tribe employment classifications.
CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THE RFP
All questions or requests for information should be submitted to Leonard Dixon, General Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Pacific Northwest Region TERO Conference
12 Tribes Casino and Resort, Omak, WA
April 19-20, 2016
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
-TRIBAL LEADERS - TRIBAL EXECUTIVES & MANAGEMENTS
-TRIBAL LEGAL STAFF - TERO STAFF & COMISSIONERS
-PERSONNEL / HR - NATIVE BUSINESS & CONTRACTORS
-CONSTRUCTION TRADES - CONTRACTORS WORKING WITH TRIBES
To Bridge A Gap Hiring Event Outreach
The U.S. Forest Service will host an on-site recruitment event at the 2016 To Bridge A Gap in Kinder, Louisiana. Positions will be filled as indefinite student intern appointments or recent grads utilizing the Pathways Internship authority. Intern positions require 640 hours of work experience with the agency prior to graduation. The event includes on-site interviews leading to tentative job offers. The job announcement will be posted on www.USAJOBS.com on April 6th, 2016.
April 11 through 14, 2016 | Coushatta Casino Resort | Pavillion, 777 Coushatta Drive, Kinder, LA 70648
March 24, 2016
PDC Declines to file rulemaking request by AUTO
· Tribal campaign contributions will not be prohibited
At their March 24, 2016 meeting, the Washington Public Disclosure Commission today denied to file for agency rulemaking a request by AUTO (gasoline station owners) to prohibit campaign contributions by federally recognized Indian tribal governments. The vote was 4-0.
The basic premise expressed by staff and commissioners was that agency action on the request to change the definition of “public office” to include Indian tribal governments and to change the definition of “public funds” to include all receipts by Indian tribal governments was outside the authority of the agency, but rather in the purview of the state legislature who wrote the statutes.
For an analysis of the legal aspects of the decision, please see the staff memo to the Commission.
AUTO’s next step (which remains uncertain) could involve filing suit against the agency, which was threatened by their executive director, Tim Hamilton, during the public testimony period of the meeting. AUTO could also seek changes through the legislature.
Washington Indian Gaming Association
1110 Capitol Way S. Suite 404
Olympia, WA 98501-2251
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Good Morning Dear Friends, Colleagues and Members of Tribal Communities;
Attached is a VA Dear Tribal Leader Letter that was sent out electronically and hard-copy to all tribal leaders today.
This letter focuses on consultation regarding amending Title 38, Part 14, Code of Federal Regulations, to expressly provide recognition of Tribal organizations so that representatives of the organizations may assist Native American claimants in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of their VA benefit claims.
Please help distribute this letter to your tribal communities so that they will have an opportunity to respond. Written comments must be submitted within 30-days from the date of the letter (March 3, 2016) to email@example.com
Thank you to each of you for the work you do in helping Veterans living within Indian Country.
Mrs. Terry R. Bentley
Tribal Government Relations Specialist | Western Region (OR,WA,ID,NV,CA,AK)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Office of Government Relations
810 Vermont Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20420
Tribal Environmental Impacts Roundtable Discussion
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Four Directions, and VH Strategies will be hosting there first "Tribal Environmental Impacts Roundtable Discussion" April 5-6, 2016 at the Hotel/Event Center in Fort Hall, Idaho. We encourage all Tribal Nations and their Environmental Staff to participate in this roundtable to share their environmental issues impacting their homelands. For more detail information and registration please visit our website; (http://sbtribes-ewmp.com/round-table).