Healthy and Traditional Cooking!

Cooking healthy and traditional meals is a Native family value.  This was demonstrated clearly on the first afternoon of the 2013 AFN Convention during the "Traditional Native Family Values, Today" presentation.  Co-hosts Maija Lukin and Sam Towarak guided AFN delegates through a TV show-style … [Read more...]

Inspiring Words Bring 2013 AFN Convention To A Close

The 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention this past October was memorable in many ways, but no more so than the closing remarks delivered by Lance Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages at University of Alaska Southeast. “We’re protecting our children, our women, our … [Read more...]

360 NORTH TO REBROADCAST ENTIRE 2013 AFN CONVENTION & QUYANA

COVERAGE BEGINS THANKSGIVING DAY!  Perfect for Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, Alaskans can watch both nights of Quyana Alaska, the Native cultural performances held during the Alaska Federation of Natives’ annual convention last October, and then catch the many memorable moments … [Read more...]

2013 AFN Convention Key Note Address Nelson N. Angapak, Sr.

Photo by Loren Holmes, Alaska Dispatch Nelson N. Angapak, Sr.  2013 AFN Convention Key Note Address October 24, 2013 First of all, I want to thank God, my grandparents, my parents, my wife Natalie Angapak and my family for the support that I’ve received from them in my endeavors in life.  I … [Read more...]

2013 Convention Media Alert: AFN 2013 Awards

AFN Convention Update AFN 2013 Awards Honor Native Leaders FAIRBANKS, AK - Every year AFN honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their families and the Native community. Please read on for a list of this year's honorees (scroll to the bottom of the page for brief overviews of each … [Read more...]

2013 Convention Media Alert: AFN Highlights Subsistence Strategy, Demonstration Projects

AFN Convention Update AFN Highlights Subsistence Strategy, Demonstration Projects FAIRBANKS, AK - Day two of the AFN Convention yesterday closed with an impactful report on Subsistence. Dr. Rosita Worl, Chair, AFN Subsistence Committee yesterday provided a compelling briefing and status report, … [Read more...]

Ana Hoffman and Tara Sweeney Elected AFN Co-Chairs

AFN Convention Update Ana Hoffman and Tara Sweeney Elected AFN Co-Chairs FAIRBANKS, AK - AFN's membership this morning voted in two new co-chairs of the organization's board of directors: Ana Hoffman - CEO, Bethel Native Corporation Tara Sweeney - Senior Vice President of External Affairs, … [Read more...]

2013 Convention Media Alert: New 2014 Journalism Initiatives Announced

AFN Convention Update New 2014 Journalism Initiatives Announced FAIRBANKS, AK - The Alaska Dispatch joined the Alaska Federation of Natives today in announcing three exciting new 2014 journalism initiatives focused on expanding the ranks and amplifying the stories of Alaska Natives in the news … [Read more...]

2013 Convention Media Alert: Co-Chair Nominees, New Policy Announced

AFN Convention Update Four Nominees for the Position of AFN Co-Chair Announced FAIRBANKS, AK - Four members of the AFN board of directors have been nominated for the position of co-chair: Ralph Andersen - Current AFN Co-Chair and CEO, Bristol Bay Native Association Ana Hoffman - CEO, Bethel … [Read more...]

2013 Convention Media Alert: Keynote & President’s Address

AFN Convention Update Keynote and President's Address Resounding Calls for Unity Based on Values FAIRBANKS, AK - This morning's plenary addresses made a resounding call for unity within the Native community and beyond. New and deepening partnerships within the Native Community, the state of Alaska … [Read more...]