2013 Annual AFN Convention Workshops and Events

Violence Against Women Act workshop

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the David Salmon Tribal Hall, 111 Clay Street

  • A pre-convention meeting to develop  a strategy that will lead to better protection for Alaska Native Women.  The meeting will feature an overview of the Violence Against Women Act,  its impact in Alaska in light of the scope of the problem in our state, and an update on the Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act of 2013.  There will be a presentation from the Justice Department’s Office of Violence Against Women on the proposed Tribal Governments Program Forumula Funding.  The meeting is being co-sponsored by AFN, NCAI, the Tanana Chiefs Conference and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and is open to the public.
  • Agenda

Second Annual Tribal Leaders Conference

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the David Salmon Tribal Hall, 111 Clay Street

  • The primary purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for tribal representatives to hear important reports on statewide and national issues critical to tribal governments in Alaska. We will have high level federal and state officials present to provide you with current information and to hear your concerns on issues important to Alaska tribes.
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  • 2013 Tribal Conference Agenda


Alaska Native Law Section Annual CLE: Case Law Updates and Discussion of Thorny ANCSA Land Issues

Wednesday, October 23, 2013| 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks, AK

  • Join the Alaska Native Law Section in Fairbanks for their annual half-day CLE. Speakers will cover recent court decisions affecting Alaska Natives, problems associated with the ANCSA conveyance of contaminated land, and legal issues associated with subsistence and ANCSA lands. If you are going to the AFN Convention in Fairbanks this year, come a day early and get some CLE credits!
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Hunt, Fish, Share Rock the Native Vote Concert

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:00 p.m Hering Auditorium

Affordable Care Act Seminar 

Thursday, October 24th, Foraker Room in the Carlson Center, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

  • This seminar will sort fact from fiction: the top things you need to know about the Affordable Care Act.  Seminar will cover the new insurance Marketplace, tax credits, the individual mandate and review of additional protections offered to health care consumers.

3rd Annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic 

Thursday, October 24th, Foraker Room in the Carlson Center, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

UAF Indigenous Studies PhD Program Workshop

 Thursday, October 24th, Media Room in the Carlson Center 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

  • An  informative session to showcases success stories in education and how that contributes back to our communities and heritage. The audience will be giving an opportunity to discuss, question the processes and seek advice from people who have or are currently walking the path to their doctoral degrees.

Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council Workshop

 Thursday, October 24th, Northern Lights Room in the Carlson Center 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

AFN Health Insurance and Benefit Plan

Thursday, October 24th in the Carlson Center from 10 to 11:30 and 1 to 2:30

  • Wallace Insurance will host a session about the AFN Health Insurance and Benefit Plan. This session will highlight how the plan works for Native Businesses of all sizes and why this plan might make sense for your organization in light of the new Healthcare Reforms regulations.

Power Cost Equalization Workshop

Friday,October 25, 2013 Foraker Room in the Carlson Center, 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

  • The State of Alaska’s Power Cost Equalization (PCE) program is one of the most important programs affecting energy costs in rural Alaska,  however the details of how the program works are not widely understood. This session will explain the basics of PCE, how it affects rates paid by rural residents and businesses, and how it interacts with other energy programs such as the Alaska Energy Authority’s Renewable Energy Fund.
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  •  Presenter Bios