AFN is hiring for Vice President and Convention Planner

Update: AFN is no longer accepting applications for both Vice President or Convention Planner. POSITION:            AFN Vice President REPORTS TO:     President DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Recommends budgets, programs, policies and procedures to the President for action by the Board of … [Read more...]

AFN White Paper analyzing the Akiachak Trust Lands Decision

  AFN has prepared a White Paper analyzing the Akiachak Native Community v. Dep’t of the Interior decision rejecting the State of Alaska’s argument that different treatment for Alaska Natives was required by ANCSA.  This decision makes clear that the Secretary retains his statutory … [Read more...]

Akiachak Trust Lands Decision

A federal district court in Washington, DC has ruled that the Department of Interior’s  regulation that excludes most Alaska Natives from the land-into trust application process violates 25 U.S.C. 476(g), which prevents discrimination among Indian tribes.  The  court rejected the State of Alaska’s … [Read more...]

Bethel Subsistence Listening Session to be streamed live

The listening Session over subsistence by Senator Murkowski will be held in Bethel on April 2 and will be live-streamed on the Senator’s website ( In addition to being able to live stream the entire session, you can fill out an … [Read more...]

Begich Secures Seat on Appropriations Committee

Congratulations to Senator Mark Begich on his appointment to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee!  As noted below in the press release from his office.  AFN has a strong relationship with Senator Begich and looks forward to working with both Senator Begich and Senator Murkowski on the … [Read more...]

AFN Pays Tribute to Senator Daniel K. Inouye

The AFN Board of Directors, our staff, and the entire Alaska Native community extend our heartfelt condolences to the Inouye family as we commemorate the life of Senator Daniel Inouye, one of AFN's dearest friends, who passed away on December 17. The Alaska Native people have lost a true friend … [Read more...]

Begich Secures Seat on Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Congratulations to Senator Mark Begich on his appointment to the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee!  As noted below in the press release from his office, AFN has a strong relationship with Senator Begich and will continue to work with him on behalf of Alaska Natives.   Continues Fight … [Read more...]

The “fiscal cliff”, VAWA, and lame duck session.

In this C-SPAN interview, NCAI Executive Director, Jackie Johnson-Pata talks about what the “fiscal cliff” and sequestration could mean to Native American communities, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. She also discussed priorities for the lame-duck session of … [Read more...]

2012 AFN Resolutions Now Available Online

The 2012 AFN Convention came to a close on the afternoon of October 20th. Having brought thousands of people to Anchorage (which generated nearly $6 million in revenue for the local economy),  this year's convention generated strong momentum for our ongoing work to protect Alaska Native subsistence … [Read more...]

AFN to Honor Sen. Daniel Akaka at 2012 Convention

Join us as we honor U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii for his many decades of leadership and collaboration at a special honors luncheon. The special honors luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 12:00-1:00pm at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Anchorage. Tickets can be purchased at the … [Read more...]