AFN endorses Stosh Hoffman and Ted Spraker to the Alaska Board of Game

Anchorage, AK – On Thursday, March 20th, 2014, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) official endorsed the reappointment of Stosh Hoffman and Ted Spraker to the Alaska Board of Game (BOG). “Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Spraker have gained the respect of fellow board members and groups around the state as … [Read more...]

Congressman Don Young Commits to Co-Management Project at Hearing

  After listening to testimony from Ahtna President and AFN Board Member Michelle Anderson and AFN Co-Chair Tara Sweeney, Alaska Congressman Don Young said he will push for change to Alaska's management of fish and game. “The idea that only one side manages game is wrong,” Young … [Read more...]

AFN to Testify in Congressional Hearing on Subsistence Co-Management

Anchorage, AK – Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Co-Chair Tara Sweeney will testify before the US House of Representative, Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs on March 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m. (EST), on the Alaska Native Subsistence Co-Management Demonstration Act of 2014.  Ms. Sweeney … [Read more...]

AFN Announces Honoring Our Children Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2014 CONTACT Aurora Lehr - 907.263.1305 alehr@nativefederation.org   AFN Announces Honoring Our Children Day   Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Federation of Natives' (AFN) announces April 26th as Honoring Our Children Day.  AFN and its members issue … [Read more...]

Alaska Federation of Natives Opposes SJR 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2014 CONTACT Benjamin Mallott - 907.263.1308 bmallott@nativefederation.org   Alaska Federation of Natives Opposes SJR 21 Anchorage, AK – On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) passed a resolution opposing Alaska State … [Read more...]

AFN Hires and Promotes Staff

Anchorage,AK – The Alaska Federation of Natives has made several changes to its staff.  AFN hired Nicole Borromeo as General Counsel in February 2014.  Ms. Borromeo, a Doyon shareholder, holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Alaska-Anchorage, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the … [Read more...]

RAHI application deadline is March 1!

The Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) application deadline is March 1. RAHI is a 6-week, all expense-paid, college preparatory program for rural and Alaska Native high school juniors and seniors. This is a great opportunity to earn 8-10 college credits and make lifelong friends. Click here … [Read more...]

AFN Honors Native Educators Gordon Pullar and Miranda Wright

The Alaska Federation of Natives honored longtime educators Gordon L. Pullar  and Miranda Wright during a recent community reception hosted by the Sealaska Corporation in Juneau.  Pullar, Kodiak Island Sugpiaq, is a UAF Associate Professor who was instrumental in the design and implementation of … [Read more...]

Congressman Don Young Seeks To Add a Subsistence Representative to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council

  As part of the pending changes during the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, Congressman Don Young is looking to add a subsistence representative on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The act provides the basis for federal fisheries management throughout the … [Read more...]

House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Takes Up Gull Egg Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young, Chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, today convened a legislative hearing to consider H.R. 3110, the Huna Tlingit Traditional Gull Egg Use Act, which would create a subsistence gull egg harvest in … [Read more...]