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

8th Annual Rising Voices Workshop: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences

April 29 – May 1, 2020. Lummi Territory, Northwest Indian…

Youth Environmental Literacy Grants

NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education…

2020 Fish Passage Program Funding

DOI FWS 2020 National Fish Passage Program – $13.9 million Applications…

NIHB Mini-Award for Climate and Health Communication (Deadline Nov. 8)

NIHB Request for Applications Mini-Award for Climate and Health…

BIA Funding: Tribal Youth Initiatives

Funding for the support and development of tribal youth programs…

BIA funding: Fish Hatchery Maintenance Program

Funding is available for fish hatchery maintenance programs.…


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

Climate Change Program Overview

  • 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

Our Program 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


ATNI Winter Convention 2020

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, January 27 to Thursday, 30, 2020

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton – Portland

Register Online Today!  Download Registration Form

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton – Portland | (866) 238-4218

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

A Call to Community

Climate change youth academy

Tribal Climate Camp

Climate Film Academy