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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


2019 ATNI Changing Currents

September 5-6, 2019; University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho

2019 ATNI Fall Annual Convention

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

Latest News

Confederated Tribes Of Grand Ronde Purchase Former Paper Mill In Willamette Falls

Once home to the Charcowah village of the Clowewalla,…

NOAA Climate Funding Opportunity

Dear Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network: NOAA has…

Climate and Resilience Funding opportunities (August 15, 2019)

NIDIS Coping with Drought Funding Opportunity. Letters of Intent…

Changing Currents 2019 Tribal Water Summit (Moscow, ID)

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians will be hosting the…

Senators Request Feedback from Native Community on the Effects of Climate Change on their Community

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News articles: 2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit

The Tribes and First Nations Climate Summit brought together…

National Tribal Energy Summit Sept. 24-26 in DC: Register by Aug. 30

Register by August 30 for the 2019 National Tribal Energy…

Tribal Adaptation Menu workshop October 22-24

She.kú Environmental Directors, Climate Change POCs, and other…

How solar could make Tribes energy independent

After a 2016 fire left the Spokane Tribe without water or power,…

ATNI Fall Annual Convention 2019

ATNI Fall Annual Convention 2019 ATNI Conventions are where…

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)

Climate change youth academy (2016)

Climate Film Academy (2016)