AFN Praises Alaska’s Congressional Delegation for Support of Tribal Employment and Training Legislation

Championed by a U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, the Senate on Tuesday passed by unanimous consent legislation to strengthen and reform a vital Native employment and training program commonly known as the “477 Program.”   H.R. 228, passed by … [Read more...]

AFN Statement on President Donald Trump’s disrespectful reference during honoring ceremony

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) joins the Navajo Nation and the National Congress of American Indians in expressing our concern regarding President Donald Trump’s use of the name Pocahontas during a ceremony honoring Native American Code Talkers. AFN honors the service, bravery, and … [Read more...]

AFN Supports SB 54: Smart Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform

At the 2017 AFN Convention, AFN delegates passed AFN Resolution 17-15, in support of SB 54.  The Alaska Legislature is currently in special session to consider amendments to the groundbreaking criminal justice reform legislation known as SB 91.  The proposed SB 54 contains some … [Read more...]

2017 AFN Convention Safety Message from the AFN Board and Convention Committee

Dear AFN Delegates and Convention Participants:   As you prepare to attend the 51st annual AFN Convention, the AFN Board of Directors Convention Committee would like you to be aware of several security-related developments.  Our number one priority is your safety.  AFN staff has … [Read more...]

AFN Convention Week At A Glance

AFN Convention begins Thursday.  Here are some very important pre-Convention events! Wednesday     AFN Tribal Leaders Conference October 18      Egan Convention Center, 555 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, … [Read more...]

2017 AFN Convention Agenda

The 2017 AFN Convention is around the corner, October 19-21 at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage.  All the inspiring speeches, expert panels, sharing of stories, and discussion and voting on resolutions are listed in the agenda.   Click here for the full 2017 AFN Convention … [Read more...]

AFN Convention Photo Competition

Share your best photos or short videos on social media! Help us celebrate over a half century of unity and inspire the next century of progress for our peoples. TAG US ON SOCIAL MEDIA  Facebook: @nativefederation Instagram: @NativeFed Twitter: … [Read more...]

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Zinke Meets with AFN

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with the Alaska Federation of Natives and Alaska’s congressional delegation May 30 in Anchorage. “It was a very productive meeting,” said Julie Kitka, AFN President. “We emphasized that Alaska Native corporations, tribes and organizations are ready to … [Read more...]

Native Leadership calls on Alaska Legislators to pass a solution to the fiscal crisis this session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeff Silverman (907) 263-1304 (Anchorage, Alaska) – The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Regional Association, and Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA) are … [Read more...]

AFN Calls On The Alaska Legislature To Pass A Fair And Comprehensive Fiscal Solution This Year

At its quarterly board meeting on February 21, the board of directors of the Alaska Federation of Natives, the state’s largest statewide Native organization, fortified its position on the state’s fiscal crisis.  AFN strongly urges the Alaska State Legislature to pass a comprehensive solution to … [Read more...]