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Build skills, gather information, and develop tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts


Provide guidance in developing and implementing administrative and legislative actions related to Indigenous Peoples and climate change.

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Overview of the ATNI Climate Change Program

  • Best practices and approaches to address climate change impacts to Tribes and tribal communities
  • Strategies to protect Tribal treaty rights and trust resources
  • Need for immediate government-government consultation on climate impacts and programs
  • Tribes must be consulted with on funding and allocation to better meet tribal needs


Swinomish Tribal Indian Community to Host 3-Day ITEP Course on Climate Change Adaptation Planning, Nov. 5-7, 2019 at Swinomish Indian Community,  Anacortes, WA.
Priority application deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019. Applications received before or by October 11, 2019 will receive priority consideration.

For any questions about the registration form or about the ITEP Tribal Climate Change Program, please contact Nikki Cooley, at 928-523-7046 or

2019 ATNI Fall Annual Convention

October 7-10, 2019; Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, Suquamish, WA

Latest News

DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development

On Sept. 26, 2019, during his closing remarks at the National…

NOAA Climate Program Grants FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity- Deadline: Oct. 28, 2019

The NOAA Climate Program Office supports competitive research…

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Land Defenders and Water Protectors Funding Program- Deadline:October 11, 2019

The Land Defenders and Water Protectors Program supports Indigenous…

2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Summit: Presentations and Sumary

The Tribes and First Nations Climate Summit brought together…

Northwest Climate Conference

NThe Northwest Climate Conference will take place October 8-10…

Displacement and Climate Change Survey: EcoAdapt

EcoAdapt is conducting a survey to determine if and how people…

Information Request: House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives created the Select Committee…

River Analytics Symposium: October29 (Corvallis, Oregon)

Registration is now open -Sign up today, space is limited!Water…

Puget Sound Climate Preparedness workshop (Oct. 3)

Please join the Washington State Department of Natural Resources…

Climate Change Adaptation Planning Workshop (Nov. 5-7)

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, the Swinomish…

Traditional Knowledge

Exploring the role of traditional knowledges in respectfully and appropriately addressing contemporary environmental change

Advancing Policy

Identifying effective policy strategies to continue studying our environments and plan for a resilient future

Cultural Resources

Revealing experience on the land by discussing the shifting ranges and calendars of important resources

Becoming Resilient

Assessing vulnerability to environmental change and moving ahead with plans and adaptation actions

ATNI Climate Change Project Goals

ATNI, in partnership with the Institute for Tribal Government, established the ATNI Climate Change Project in June, 2014

  • Ensure ATNI member Tribes are engaged and aware of the federal/state/tribal climate change programs;
  • Serve as a clearing house for and coordinator of tribal and intertribal efforts;
  • Support ATNI’s participation in regional, national, and international climate policy, adaptation, and mitigation efforts
  • Support ATNI member Tribes in identifying and securing Climate Change funding to build tribal capacity

Tribal Climate Change Policy Principles

Vision: Provide guidance to the federal government in developing and implementing administrative and legislative actions related to Indigenous Peoples and climate change.

A Call to Community (2019)

Tribal Climate Camp

Climate change youth academy (2016)

Climate Film Academy (2016)