Native American Heritage Month Resources – 2022

Engage with our partners who serve Native American communities and tribes in Oregon and beyond.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

  • 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 is a nonprofit organization representing 57 Northwest tribal governments from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, southeast Alaska, Northern California and Western Montana. ATNI is an organization whose foundation is composed of the people it is meant to serve.

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

  • CRITFC coordinates management policy and provides fisheries technical services for the Yakama, Warm Springs, Umatilla, and Nez Perce tribes. CRITFC’s mission is to ensure a unified voice in the overall management of the fishery resources, and as managers, to protect reserved treaty rights through the exercise of the inherent sovereign powers of the tribes.

Native American Youth and Family Center 

  • Enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education

Native Arts and Cultural Foundation

  • Bring a valuable perspective to contemporary life. Inspire healing within indigenous communities and among Native peoples and the general population. Provoke thought, spark discussion, explore solutions and add a vital contribution to our communities and world.

Mary Bradford, a basketmaker and member of the Rogue River Tribe, is pictured in this 1902 photo.
Oregon Historical Society, #bb012666

Learn from the 9 Federally Recognized tribes and non-federally Recognized tribes in Oregon.

Use these resources to learn more about Native history, ancestral land, and Oregon-specific cultural traditions. 


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