ATNI Winter Convention and Newsletter

Snapshot of ATNI-EDC Newsletter, Edition 12, January 2021

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again: The ATNI Winter Convention is convening virtually this week! As always, this convention is full of great and breaking information. ATNI-EDC produces a newsletter to correspond with the timing of the ATNI Conventions. Though we can’t hand out hard copies in-person, you can still read about our activities and be inspired by the success of Native-owned businesses! You can get the newsletter on our website at, or by clicking here. I hope that you and your families are doing well now that we’re in 2021!

ATNI-EDC Newsletter & Happenings

It’s a beautiful, foggy day in Portland, and Pacific Northwest Tribes are gathering virtually for the ATNI Annual Convention. Take a look at our latest newsletter to read how we’re responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and entrepreneur impact stories. If you’re a small business, you can learn more about grants and loans that are available to address adverse effects due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have also hired a Community Development Specialist who will assist businesses access financial and technical assistance resources. Wishing everyone health and prosperity.

We’re Hiring!

ATNI-EDC is hiring a Community Development Specialist!

This position is responsible for supporting the survival and success of Native-owned businesses. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work hands-on with a historically marginalized population and technical assistance to emerging and established Native entrepreneurs that require support, especially those that have been compromised by the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit

Covid-19 Survey

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, real-time and accurate data on Native-owned businesses and entrepreneurs is more critical than ever. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NCAIED are asking small businesses and entrepreneurs to complete a 20-minute survey that focuses on the tribal business environment and the impact/needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon completion, you will be entered into a raffle that includes an iPad, airline tickets, and cash prizes up to $500.

All data will remain confidential and only aggregated results will be shared publicly. The deadline to complete the survey is 5:00 pm PDT on Friday, July 17.

To begin the survey, Click Here!