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...]

2013 Resolutions for Consideration

The 2013 Annual AFN Convention resolutions for consideration of delegates is now available online.  Click here to download a pdf of the 2013 resolutions for consideration To view the press release please click here. … [Read more...]

Begich to Host Discussion on Rural Food Security Challenges Facing Alaska Native Families and Communities

U.S. Senator Mark Begich will hold public discussions on issues critical to the Alaska Native community including a listening session on the Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization and a Senate Indian Affairs field hearing on food security during his visit to Fairbanks for the Alaska Federation of … [Read more...]

2013 Annual AFN Convention Agenda

The 2013 Annual AFN Convention agenda is ready and can be viewed by following the link below. AFN Convention agenda     AFN PSA #3 from Blueberry Productions on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Native Leaders to testify in first ANILCA Subsistence Oversight Hearing next week in DC

The United States Congress is holding its first Alaska National Interest Lands Act (ANILCA) oversight hearing on the critically important subsistence food security priority for Alaska Natives in nearly twenty years.  The hearing in the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee on September … [Read more...]

2nd Annual AFN/NCAI Tribal Conference

Registration for the 2nd Annual AFN/NCAI Tribal Conference is open.  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. On-site registration begins at 8:30 AM. CLICK HERE for more information or to … [Read more...]

Join the AFN/NCAI National Coalition for Tribal Program Funding

Dear community and tribal members, The AFN Human Resources Committee is launching an initiative with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) to form a national coalition.  The purpose of the coalition is to address the negative impacts of sequestration on tribal programs.  Together, we … [Read more...]

Alaska Veterans Saluted by Library of Congress

  Senator Murkowski’s Veteran Spotlight Series Seen as National Model WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Lisa Murkowski’s “Veteran Spotlight” was recognized this morning at a Library of Congress event as a model of the ‘Best Practices’ for its Veterans History Project – an effort to share the … [Read more...]