Standing as One

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In 1953…

farsighted tribal leaders in the Northwest formed the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and dedicated it to tribal sovereignty and self-determination.

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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Position Title: Climate Resilience Program Director

The Climate Resilience Program works to identify and implement best practices and approaches to address climate change impacts to ATNI Tribes and communities. This includes strategies to protect Tribal rights and trust resources, while promoting effective government-to-government consultation on climate impacts and programs. Programmatic goals include:
1. Ensuring ATNI member Tribes are engaged and aware of opportunities provided by federal/state/tribal climate change and tribal resilience programs.
2. Serving as a clearinghouse for and coordinator of tribal and intertribal efforts related to climate and tribal resilience.
3. Supporting ATNI’s participation in regional, national, and international climate policy, adaptation, and mitigation efforts.
4. Supporting ATNI member Tribes in identifying and securing funding to build tribal resilience and capacity.

• Graduate degree preferred with five years of experience required, in an area relevant to Tribal climate resilience and / or climate change.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience related to a) environmental sustainability, b) traditional knowledges, and c) exposure of indigenous peoples to the impacts of climate change, adaptation, and interpretation of locally relevant research.
• Demonstrated understanding of tribal governments and communities, values, needs, Indigenous knowledges, and knowledge of tribal treaty rights and federal trust relations.
• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise working with Indigenous communities in the Northwest on climate change adaptation and / or climate resilience.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, especially the ability to write funding proposals, regionally or nationally relevant documents or reports, and documents accessible to technical and non-technical communities.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
• Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, document, and manage multiple projects.
• ATNI has a hiring preference for citizens of federally recognized Tribal Nations.

ATNI Annual Convention 2022

Annual Convention 2022 Request for Proposals:

Three times a year we are honored to facilitate conventions hosted by our member tribes.
The ATNI Conventions provide a forum for the exchange of information of matters of mutual concerns among member Tribes and their constituencies, including the development of consensus on policy and positions on issues, recommendations for legislation and government policy, Monitor, collect information, analyze data, disseminate findings and develop policy positions, Provide technical assistance, benchmarking, (standard setting), education, and training, and Establish and maintain mutual assistance networks and foster strategic alliances between ATNI, its member Tribes, and beneficial organizations.
We request your response to our Request For Proposals (RFP) below. Please respond whether or not you are able to fulfill the needs of our annual convention so that we can possibly use that for other events and conventions in the future
Important Information:
  • Approximately 500 potential attendees
  • 4 day event
  • 6 simultaneous meeting spaces needed
  • Culture Night space needed
  • Host tribe coordination with ATNI and host property
  • On site Food and Beverage services
Please respond by July 1st, 2022.

Planning for the Center for Tribal Nations and Waterfront Education Park at the OMSI District, Portland, Oregon

Seeking ideas, identifying needs, and exploring development opportunities.

The Center for Tribal Nations (CTN) at the OMSI District project seeks to leverage the redevelopment of the OMSI property to model a new partnership between OMSI, tribal and intertribal organizations, and the City of Portland to restore the Native American community’s presence on the Willamette River and address our shared challenges of sustainability, resilience, and inclusion.

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