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 Winter Convention 2018

Register Online | Download Registration Form | ATNI Winter 2018 Agenda (draft)

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.

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

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

Hotel Reservations: 1-800-996-0510 | Group Rate Code: ATNI

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DEC 13 - 14, 2017 | Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip, WA

EVENT REGISTRATION | ATNI Climate Change Website

Tribes and First Nations in the Pacific Northwest have made great progress in observing and documenting environmental change on their homelands, but climate change is increasing at a pace that challenges important ways of life. So Tribes and First Nations across the region are coming together to learn from past work and to discuss how to continue climate change studies to provide the support communities need to adapt and thrive for generations to come. This summit is being led by Tribes and First Nations for Tribal leadership and their staff.

Who Should Attend? Tribal elected and appointed leaders, resource managers, health specialists, traditional elders, scientists, students and practitioners will discuss current issues along four Summit Tracks.

Scholarship Request: 2017 Tribal & First Nations Climate Summit
IMPORTANT!!! Fill out this form ONLY if you are requesting a scholarship to help pay for costs related to the conference 

Lodging & Shuttle Info

  1. Phone:  1-888-272-1111
  2. To receive the reduced lodging rate of $169/night + tax, mention the ATNI Climate Workshop
  3. Hotel information link:
  4. Shuttle information from SEATAC to Tulalip Resort Casino:


Native American Food Safety Training

West Coast Regional Planning Body 2017 Annual Meeting
Please join us for our annual in-person meeting of tribal, state and federal government representatives to discuss coordination, policy and planning for our ocean and coasts along the West Coast of the U.S. The meeting is free and open to the public, with public comment opportunities included. You are also invited to join us at a reception to immediately follow the meeting. 
DATE: Tuesday December 5 2017
LOCATION: The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA


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.




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.


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

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 |



Washington OneNet (WON)

Tribal Review FirstNet State Plan for Washington

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

To: State of WA Tribal Leaders, I.T. Directors and Emergency Management Staff

Time: 10:00am – 2pm Includes Hosted Lunch

Location: Puyallup Tribe, Emerald Queen Ballroom, 5580 Pacific HWY E. Fife, WA 98424




Lucy F. Covington Government Center Blessing and Dedication

On behalf of the leadership at the Colville Confederated Tribes we cordially invite you to the Blessing and Dedication of the Lucy F. Covington Government Center.

Thursday, July 06, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
21 Colville Street Nespelem, WA 99155.

Register Online


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

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:

● 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