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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REGISTER TODAY | September 14-17, 2015

Hosted by: Kalispel Tribe of Indians 

at Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Spokane, WA

ATNI Fall Annual Convention Event Page...



“Future of Tribal Economic Self-Determination”

REGISTER TODAY | August 11-13, 2015

McMenamins Kennedy School – Portland, Oregon


ATNI Drug Abuse & Prevention Summit 2015

REGISTER TODAY | July 27-28th, 2015

Bellingham, WA

AGENDA - DRAFT - JULY 21, 2015

ATNI and the Lummi Nation would like to invite our NW Tribal leaders, their staff and other professionals to come together next month to discuss the future of substance abuse prevention beyond 2015.  The two-day summit will explore the following:

  • To convene ATNI Tribal Leaders to discuss all facets of Tribal Drug Abuse and Prevention.
  • To Share Tribal Strategies, Plans, Codes, and Policy related to Drug Abuse and Prevention.
  • Discuss Jursdictioon Issues.
  • To Identify Strategies to Promote and Protect Tribal Members and Tribal Governments in dealing with Drug Abuse and Prevention.
  • To discuss the opportunity to update a NW Tribal Action or Strategic Plan for Drug Abuse and Prevention.

Date:               July 27-28th, 2015

 Location:         Wexliem Community Building, Bellingham, WA  

A  block of rooms has been reserved for this event at the Silver Reef Hotel.  If you are interested in securing your space, please call Toll Free (866) 383-0777 and ask for the ATNI Tribal Leaders Guestroom Block.


3-day Government to Government Negotiation Skills Workshop

REGISTER TODAY | August 4-6th, 2015

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 1200
Portland, OR

This is a 3-day skills-based training.  Each day builds upon the last to help you build skills to advocate for your tribe with federal, state, and local governments.
Seating is limited to 35 participants.  Registration priority will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This registration fee for this training is $395.
For more information about the G2G workshop, please contact Mark Thompson, Training Coordinator, at 916-482-5800 or


The Tribal Transportation Safety Management System (SMS) Steering Committee is looking for individuals interested in becoming committee members.  The committee will develop and lead implementation of a national tribal transportation safety plan.  Committee members will be expected to conduct research, provide insight, and coordinate with their established network of tribal transportation employees.  Further detail is provided in the attached draft committee charter.  This charter (see attached draft) will be formalized during the next SMS committee meeting on September 24 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

If you are a tribal employee interested in serving a two-year term on this national committee, please complete this questionnaire:  Please respond before August 7, 2015.

f you have any questions regarding committee participation, please contact one of the committee co-chairs, Russell Garcia or Adam Larsen.

Russell Garcia, P.E.                                                           Adam Larsen
TTP Operations Team Supervisor                                      Safety Engineer & Tribal Coordinator
Tribal Transportation Program                                          Tribal Transportation Program
(202)366-9815                                                                 (360) 772-1870