Help AFN support Senate Bill 91/HB 205 for Criminal Justice Reform

Please join AFN in pushing back against amendments that will unnecessarily reduce its impact and effectiveness on SB 91/HB 205 and testify today at 1:30 PM. When:  Friday, Mar. 18th at 1:30 p.m. Call-in number:  1 (844) 586-9085 Room number:  Beltz hearing room 105 Live video stream:  … [Read more...]

Help AFN support SB 91 and criminal justice reform

Support SB 91 for criminal justice reform. A disproportionately high number of Alaska Natives are imprisoned or on probation. SB 91 is a comprehensive bill to reform criminal justice in Alaska. It would adjust sentences and other aspects of the justice system to promote justice while reducing … [Read more...]

AFN Announces the 2016 Annual AFN Convention Theme

At the quarterly Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) board meeting on December 10, the AFN board of directors selected “50 Years: Reflect, Refresh, Renew” as the theme for the 2016 annual convention in Fairbanks, October 20, 21, 22. The theme reflects the challenges, innovations and successes … [Read more...]

AFN Rescinds Glenn Godfrey Law Enforcement Award given to Brent Norton

On December 10, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Board of Directors voted to rescind the Glenn Godfrey Law Enforcement Award given to Brent Norton at the 2015 Annual AFN Convention.  The Board made the decision after finding out about felony charges recently filed against Mr. Norton.  “The … [Read more...]

Heroes In from 2015 Convention

In keeping with the convention theme, Heroes In Our Homeland, AFN TV host Sharon McConnell and reporter Anna Sattler interviewed AFN delegates about the heroes in their lives. Click here to go to AFN Video Gallery   … [Read more...]

Delegates Share Testimonials of the Heroes In Their Lives

Interviews filmed on the first day of the 2015 AFN Convention.         To view video click here … [Read more...]

Alaska Native Artists Showcase Their Work Next Week At AFN

With holiday gift shopping just around the corner, the renowned Alaska Native Customary Art Fair is one of the best places to find Alaska Native and American Indian artwork from cultures rich with history, skill, tradition, and innovation. The fair is open during all three days of the AFN Annual … [Read more...]

AFN Commends Senator Murkowski For Co-Sponsoring Key Voting Rights Bill

The Alaska Federation of Natives commends U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski for signing on as co-sponsor to the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (VRAA).  The legislation, originally introduced this past June by Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, a Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is … [Read more...]

Presidential Visit Update

I read with interest the Alaska Dispatch article describing our collaborative event, Rising Together on August 31st at the Alaska Airlines Center. I was dismayed that the potential participants were described as "fans".  We are not fans, we are Americans and Alaskans who wish to roll out the red … [Read more...]

2015 Convention Deadlines and Information

Remember to mark your calendars on October 15 - 17 for the 2015 Annual AFN Convention in Anchorage. This year’s theme is "Heroes in our Homeland.” The theme reflects the general mood of the statewide Native community, and guides the structure and focus of the convention agenda, presenters, and … [Read more...]