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 2019

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, May 20, 2019 -to- Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hosted By:

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Northern Quest Resort & Casino
100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001
Phone: (877) 871-6772

Register Online Today!





2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit 

July 30-31, 2019
Northern Quest Casino (Airway Heights, WA near the Spokane Airport)
To Register: Click here.

Summit Overview

This summit will convene leaders from Tribes and First Nations throughout the Pacific Northwest and North America to advance tribal climate change policy and action. The summit will focus on  tribal climate change resiliency, protecting and applying Traditional Knowledges in climate change initiatives, and implementing a unified tribal climate change policy agenda.  The Summit will also include a tour of the Spokane Tribal Housing Program solar project. 

The Summit will be held at the Northern Quest Casino and is co-sponsored by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in partnership with the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative(NPLCC), PNW Tribal Climate Change Network, and the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. An Agenda for the conference will be made available soon!

Key links:


We Are Still In - Press Release

SAMHSA Tribal Consultation on 42 CFR Part 2 - July 31, 2018 2:30PM EST

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration invites you to participate in a virtual Tribal Consultation session regarding implementation of the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations (42 CFR Part 2 or Part 2).  The purpose for this Tribal Consultation is to elicit your input concerning the effect of 42 CFR Part 2 on patient care, health outcomes, and patient privacy. 

The virtual Tribal Consultation session will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.  Please register at Early registration is highly recommended. 

If you are unable to attend the virtual Tribal Consultation and would like to provide your comments, please send them to by September 14, 2018.  


Have inquiries? Send them to:

Download the National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda





Changing Currents: ATNI Water Summit 2018

June 28-29, 2018

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ  Intellectual House | University of Washington

4249 Whitman Court, Seattle WA 98195

The Tribal Water Summit will bring together Tribal Nations from the Pacific Northwest to develop priorities and goals for protecting the future of our waters. Tribal leaders, scientists, policy analysts, legal experts, Federal and State agencies, and non-profit organizations will exchange knowledge about the water challenges facing our communities and discuss potential solutions in the 21st century. 

Agenda Now Available

For more information, please visit |  Click Here to Register Online


Help DOE Develop the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program: Provide Input by June 15

The DOE Loan Programs Office (LPO) is tasked with developing the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP) to increase the capacity of the commercial lending market to finance tribal energy development activities through the issuance of partial loan guarantees.

The Department is authorized to guarantee up to $2 billion in loans to Indian tribes for energy development. The goal of TELGP is to provide economic opportunities to tribes through energy development projects and activities by increasing the availability of commercial debt financing rather than replacing existing debt markets. In the longer term, LPO hopes TELGP will catalyze sustained investment in tribal communities by the private sector.

For more details about how LPO envisions designing TELGP, read the introduction letter DOE sent to tribal leaders. This blog provides additional information on the program.

LPO is seeking comments and input from tribes through June 15, 2018. Please submit comments or questions via email to



Cross Border Child Abduction Response Training- June 27-28, 2018- Blaine, Washington

Join other first responders, child protection officials, and community members, from the US/Canadian border region, to discuss topics related to endangered missing, abducted and exploited children. During this training you will gain understanding of the dynamics of child sex trafficking and abductions in the region and develop plans to identify, respond, and investigate cases involving children from the US and Canada. A panel discussion by regional experts, sessions on trafficking among Native American and Canadian Indigenous communities and a hands on multinational, multi-disciplinary tabletop exercise built around a cross border abduction scenario will be all be part of this training. You will hear from representatives of the US and Canadian government on resources available to assist in the aftermath of an abduction and receive the latest updates on child protection activities in the region.


Derek J. VanLuchene

Child Abduction Response Team Program Coordinator  

Amber Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Tech. College

U.S Department of Justice




Federal Agency Name: Economic Development Administration (EDA or the Agency), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).
Federal Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2018 EDA Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (Disaster Supplemental NOFO).

Eligible Applicants: Under its EAA program, EDA is not authorized to provide grants or cooperative agreements to individuals or to for-profit entities. Requests from such entities will not be considered for funding. Pursuant to Section 3(4) of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. § 3122(4)(a)) and 13 C.F.R. § 300.3 (Eligible Recipient), eligible applicants under the EAA program include a(n): (i) District Organization of an EDA-designated Economic Development District (EDD); (ii) Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes; (iii) State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (iv) institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or (v) public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State.

Funding Opportunity Description: EDA announces general policies and application procedures for the Disaster Supplemental NOFO. Subject to the availability of funds, this investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act) as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and of wildfires and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017.

Full Notice


April 10-11, 2018
BPA Rates Hearing Room
1201 Lloyd Blvd, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97232
Larry Jordan, PNW TERO Vice Chair
509-634- 2735


Apply for New Funding and Register for This Month's Tribal Energy Webinar

Funding Opportunity
Up To $11.5 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands: Apply by April 19
Photo of northern lights and tipis On February 16, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $11.5 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. This funding through the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs will support Native American and Alaska Native communities interested in harnessing their vast undeveloped energy resources.
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) builds on efforts to strengthen tribal energy, economic infrastructure resource development, and electrification on tribal lands. This is also the first time that the Office of Indian Energy is issuing a FOA on an entirely fuel- and technology-neutral basis. This will expand the potential for tribes to use the particular resources available to them and is consistent not only with an all-of-the above energy policy, but also with the principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination.

This funding opportunity will solicit and select applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations in the following areas:

Topic Area 1: Install energy efficiency measures and/or energy generating systems for tribal buildings that may include deep energy retrofits, energy generating systems, or a combination of energy efficiency measures and energy generating systems.
Topic Area 2: Deploy community-scale energy generating systems on tribal lands to provide electricity to a substantial number of buildings or even an entire tribal community.
Topic Area 3: Install energy systems for autonomous operation to power single or multiple essential tribal loads during emergency situations, or to power a substantial number of essential tribal loads for community resilience.
Selected projects will take on a 50% cost share in order to reduce or stabilize energy costs, as well as increase energy security and resilience for Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages.

Applications are due April 19, 2018. For additional details, read the press release and download the full FOA.

Upcoming Events
March 28: Webinar to Highlight Energy Opportunities in Tribal Housing
The Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration, is hosting a free webinar titled “Energy Opportunities in Tribal Housing” on Wednesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.

A tribal community energy plan identifies desired changes for energy generation and consumption in the community. But how can the tribe work toward achieving those objectives? In this webinar, tribal leaders and community members will learn how to progress toward established energy goals with a focus on opportunities in tribal housing. Speakers will discuss how to establish departments or groups within the tribe to lead both near- and long-term energy planning priorities; the importance of documentation and knowledge transfer as tribal members and tribal councils change; and, for those further along in the development process, the benefits of developing new tribal energy organizations to support project negotiation strategies, and foster and grow tribal management capabilities.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Register now for this webinar, and learn more about the 2018 Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Community Energy Development webinar series.