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Leaders from 57 Northwest Native Nations will meet in Suquamish


SUQUAMISH — Leaders of Native Nations from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Southeast Alaska, Northern California and Western Montana will meet at Suquamish’s Clearwater Casino Resort on Jan. 31 to Feb. 4 for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians' Winter Convention.

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, or ATNI, was founded in 1953 and is a nonprofit organization representing 57 Northwest Tribal governments. According to ATNI’s website, the organization develops and pursues regional strategies “for the development, protection and advancement of the interests of member Tribes and their people in the areas represented by ATNI committees which include: cultural affairs, economic development, human and social services, natural resources and environment, Tribal governance, and ad hoc task forces.”


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