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Bristol Bay Tribes grateful for Tribal solidarity as our fight continues
Bristol Bay Tribes grateful for Tribal solidarity as our fight continues (April 30, 2020)

The days we stand together with fellow tribes are a bright moment of hope for our region’s future.


Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief
Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief (April 23, 2020)

With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.


State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders
State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders (February 10, 2020)

Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.


Northwest tribes conclude winter meeting with call to protect environment
Northwest tribes conclude winter meeting with call to protect environment (February 6, 2020)

Northwest tribes want the federal government to respect opposition to controversial environmental decisions that impact their traditional lands.


'Sovereignty is nonpartisan'
'Sovereignty is nonpartisan' (December 4, 2019)

Tribal leaders have practical reasons for not siding for or against President Trump's impeachment.


'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2019)

Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race
Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race (February 1, 2019)

Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?


Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change
Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change (January 30, 2019)

Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change
Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change (January 31, 2018)

The Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians and eight Pacific Northwest tribes joined We Are Still In, a coalition of leaders confronting climate change in the face of federal inaction.


Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign
Tribal organizations take on Washington NFL team with social media campaign (November 3, 2017)

An organization representing more than 50 Northwest tribes has launched a social media campaign meant to shame the Washington NFL team.


Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians choose Leonard Forsman as new president (September 21, 2017)

Leonard Forsman, the chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, is the new president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.


Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs
Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (May 24, 2017)

Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn't listening to Indian Country.


Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines
Tribes push back as President Donald Trump revives unwanted pipelines (January 25, 2017)

Massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and other developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.


Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court
Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court (June 27, 2016)

By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.


Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law
Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law (June 22, 2016)

President Barack Obama signed H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, despite concerns within his administration.


Tribes pressure President Obama to sign trust reform legislation
Tribes pressure President Obama to sign trust reform legislation (June 15, 2016)

H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, is the first comprehensive trust reform package to clear Congress in more than two decades.


Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty
Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty (June 14, 2016)

Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.


Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington
Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington (May 10, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that going forward with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would essentially abrogate tribal treaty rights.


Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders campaign starts Indian policy group
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders campaign starts Indian policy group (February 5, 2016)

Nicole Willis, a member of the Umatilla Tribes, just joined the Democratic candidate's campaign as an advisor.


Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians to host winter conference
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians to host winter conference (January 12, 2016)

ATNI represents 57 tribes in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, California and Montana.


FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon
FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon (November 20, 2015)

The AquAdvantage Salmon has been deemed safe to eat despite objections from consumer advocates and some lawmakers.


Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy
Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy (August 6, 2015)

The Republican-led House defeated a proposal that would have recognized tribal authority over genetically modified foods.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (July 30, 2015)

Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.


Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana
Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana (February 9, 2015)

Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. is warning that the process will move slowly.


Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine deal
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine deal (December 9, 2014)

The defense bill that includes the controversial land swap could pass the Senate later today.


Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians oppose legal marijuana
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians oppose legal marijuana (February 28, 2014)

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians announced opposition to marijuana legalization.


Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians  meet at convention
Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians meet at convention (September 18, 2013)

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians is hosting its 60th annual convention this week.


KUOW:  Pacific Northwest tribes attend annual  ATNI     convention
KUOW: Pacific Northwest tribes attend annual ATNI convention (September 16, 2013)

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians opens its annual convention today. The event is being hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.


Tribal organizations meet for budget  briefing in Senate building
Tribal organizations meet for budget briefing in Senate building (April 22, 2013)

Eight major tribal organizations are hosting a budget briefing this afternoon to call on Congress to honor its promises in Indian Country. The National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated...


Fawn Sharp: Daniel Inouye was a champion for   Indian Country
Fawn Sharp: Daniel Inouye was a champion for Indian Country (December 20, 2012)

From the day Senator Daniel K. Inouye first stepped foot into Indian Country he has been known as a friend, a brother and a champion of our people—to all indigenous...


Pacific Northwest tribes oppose coal terminals  along the coast
Pacific Northwest tribes oppose coal terminals along the coast (October 12, 2012)

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are opposing plans to build a series of coal exporting terminals along the West Coast in Washington and Oregon. The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians...


Northwest tribes back Kevin Washburn for BIA leadership post
Northwest tribes back Kevin Washburn for BIA leadership post (August 6, 2012)

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians unanimously endorsed Kevin Washburn to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The ATNI board met Friday to consider Washburn's nomination. Tribal leaders said his...


Fawn Sharp, Quinault, is  first woman elected ATNI   president
Fawn Sharp, Quinault, is first woman elected ATNI president (September 26, 2011)

Fawn R. Sharp, the chairwoman of the Quinault Nation of Washington, has been elected president of the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians. Sharp is the first woman to lead...


NCAI and ATNI back  bill to limit Cobell attorney fees to $50M
NCAI and ATNI back bill to limit Cobell attorney fees to $50M (June 21, 2011)

The National Congress of American Indians and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians are supporting H.R.887, a bill to limit attorney fees in the Indian trust fund lawsuit to $50...


ATNI News: Tribes heartened by Obama's position on Indian issues
ATNI News: Tribes heartened by Obama's position on Indian issues (February 3, 2011)

"Brian Cladoosby, the president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, was selected by other tribal leaders to lead the discussion at a momentous December meeting with President Barack Obama....