About the Tribal Conference
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 tribal representatives with current information and to hear their concerns on issues important to Alaska tribes.
Another important purpose of this gathering is to listen and record concerns of participants on the challenges that face Alaska Natives and Alaska tribal governments. Not only will we have federal and state officials there to engage tribal representatives, AFN and NCAI officials will be in attendance to learn more about their concerns as well as suggested solutions to our challenges.
Finally, we use the Tribal Conference as a way to gather input as to how we should go about addressing the challenges facing local tribal governments. It is very important in these politically challenging times for Alaska tribal governments to have the respect of other governments as well as our own people. We will discuss obstacles to tribal government credibility, issues that divide our people, and solutions other tribes have implemented to help strengthen their tribal government.
This is the second annual Tribal Conference presented by AFN and NCAI. The Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd, in Fairbanks at the David Salmon Tribal Hall, 111 Clay Street, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. If you have questions about the Conference, please call Aurora Lehr at (907) 263-1305.
Please use the form embedded below to pre-register for the AFN/NCAI Tribal Conference 2013.
Agenda at a Glance
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