In a world of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, a special people share the belief, wisdom, and hope that in working together they may provide not only a better life for their people today, but for generations to follow.
In 1953, farsighted tribal leaders in the Northwest formed the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and dedicated it to tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Today, ATNI represents over 50 Northwest tribal governments from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Alaska, and Montana. ATNI is an organization whose foundation is composed of the people it is meant to serve – the Indian peoples. Representatives from the member tribes set the policy and direction during three yearly meetings. Through consistent leadership and the legacy of inter-tribal unity and cooperation, ATNI is recognized as the strongest regional Indian organization in the United States.