Subsistence Defense Fund – Text to Give!

Subsistence is the foundation of all Alaska Native cultures. It is the mainstay of food security in rural Alaska. It is under attack and we must work together to protect it. This fight needs funding. It will take hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve our goals. We need your help. Together, … [Read more...]

NCAI, NARF, And AFN Honor MLK, Jr. Day By Continuing To Fight For Full Voting Rights For All Native People

  WASHINGTON, DC – As the nation honors the life and works of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), and the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) know there is still a great deal of work to be done to ensure that … [Read more...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 20

AFN joins the statewide Alaska community in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 20th and the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. It is vitally important that we honor great leaders who made a difference in the lives of all Americans, remembering … [Read more...]

Peratrovich Project Gives Tools To Talk About Civil Rights

Alaska' s League of Women Voters project puts materials, guides at teachers' fingertips, including the documentary film: "For the Rights of All." For many, Elizabeth Peratrovich is the face of Alaska civil rights.  Alaska's February 16 civil rights holiday is named for her.  But Peratrovich was one … [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...]

AFN Board Of Directors Selects Theme And Dates For 2014 Convention

Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors selected the 2014 Annual AFN Convention theme “Rise As One.”  The Annual AFN Convention is the largest meeting of its kind in Alaska and will take place October 23-25, 2014 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska. “At this … [Read more...]

AFN will Fight State’s Supreme Court Petition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2013 AFN promises defend subsistence from State's "reckless attempt to unravel the precedent set by the lower courts..." ANCHORAGE, AK - The Alaska Federation of Natives today issued a powerful response to the State of Alaska's petition to the US Supreme Court in … [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...]