Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Resolution on Support for Portland Area IHB's Position Paper on IHS Community Health Representative Program
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    A F F I L I A T E D   T R I B E S   O F   N O R T H W E S T   
                           I N D I A N S

                      1989 Winter Conference
                        Tacoma, Washington

                         Resolution #89-04


     We, the members of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians 
of the United States, invoking the divine blessings of the Creator 
upon our efforts and purposes, in order to preserve for ourselves 
and our descendants rights secured under Indian treaties and 
agreements with the United States, and all other rights and 
benefits to which we are entitled under the laws and Constitution 
of the United States and several States, to enlighten the public 
toward a better understanding of the Indian people, to preserve 
Indian cultural values, and otherwise promote the welfare of the 
Indian people, do hereby establish and submit the following 

     WHEREAS, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) 
are representatives of and advocates for national, regional, and 
specific tribal concerns;  and 

     WHEREAS, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians is a 
regional organization comprised of American Indians in the states 
of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, northern 
California, and Alaska;  and 

     WHEREAS, the health, safety, welfare, education, economic and 
employment opportunity, and preservation of cultural and natural 
resources are primary goals and objectives of Affiliated Tribes of 
Northwest Indians;  and 

     WHEREAS, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board has 
submitted a position statement regarding the need to review the 
Indian Health Service Community Health Representative program and 
assess its effectiveness and needs to improve the quality of the 
program, and 

     WHEREAS, the NWPAIHB is also requesting that additional 
training resources be provided to the program to improve its 
capabilities and quality, as well as additional funding for 
additional staff, now 

     THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Affiliated Tribes of Northwest 
Indians does hereby endorse and support the position paper of the 
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board on the IHS Community 
Health Representative program. 

     The following resolution was adopted at the 1989 Winter 
Conference of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, at the 
Executive Inn Hotel in Tacoma, Washington on February 1-3, 1989 
with a quorum present. 

_____________________________       _____________________________ 
   Joe DeLaCruz, President          Georgia C. George, Recording 

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