ATNI Conventions

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (parent organization to ATNI-EDC) hosts a convention three times a year, generally in or around January (Winter Convention), May (Midyear Convention), and in September (Annual Convention). You can find updated information at ATNI-EDC supports the ATNI Economic Development Committee. You may submit presentation inquiries for the ATNI Economic Development Committee by emailing

General Welfare Exclusion (GWE) Call-to-Action and Q&A Session

June 3, 2021

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chairman Ron Allen (Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe) invites you to participate in a Call to Action and Q&A Session for the General Welfare Exclusion recommendations.

The Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act prevents the taxation of tribal benefits by the IRS.  The Treasury Tribal Advisory created by the Act includes a subcommittee that has developed policy guidance to recommend to the Treasury Department.  Your input is needed to ensure that this guidance reflects input from Tribal leaders.

A message from Chairman Allen:

“Sharon Edenfield (Siletz) and I are members of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC) and Co-Chairs of the TTAC sub-committee on General Welfare Act implementation.  We urge the NW Tribes to participate in this updating workshop regarding our draft proposal to Treasury on what should be the regulations respecting our sovereign discretion on what is included in our Safe Harbor Codes for the programs/services dedicated to serve our citizens, including how to interpret ‘Lavish & Extravagant’ with respect to benefits to our citizens and shall be tax exempt from their income.”  We believe it is essential that Tribes understand this work and how it will affect your GWE programs for your people.”

This session is designed to answer questions and solicit comments on the draft report prior to its submission on June 16, 2021. 

Click here to Register for this session

Click here to download the Initial Draft Report of the GWE Subcommittee