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.
ATNI has taken as its purpose to: provide a forum for sharing information on matters of interest to its member Tribes, develop consensus on matters of mutual importance, assist member Tribes in their governmental and programmatic development consistent with their goals for self-determination and self-sufficiency and provide for effective public relations and education program with the non-Indian communities. Through its conventions, forums, networks and alliances, it is the intent of ATNI to represent and advocate for the interests of its member Tribes to national Indian and non-Indian organizations and governments.
ATNI provides for three (3) conventions per year to:
- The exchange of information of matters of mutual concerns among member Tribes and their constituencies.
- Provide processes for the development of consensus on policy and positions on issues.
- Provide recommendations for legislation and government policy on behalf of ATNI and member Tribes.
- Monitor, collect information, analyze data, disseminate findings and develop policy positions on matters of interest to ATNI and its member Tribes.
- Provide technical assistance, benchmarking, (standard setting), education, and training to ATNI and its member Tribes.
- Establish and maintain mutual assistance networks and foster strategic alliances between ATNI, its member Tribes, and beneficial organizations.
- Provide for an effective public relations and education program to non-Indian communities on behalf of ATNI and its member Tribes.
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