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...]

Community and Regional Affairs Committee to hold hearing on Indian Law and Order Commission Report

Anchorage, AK - At the request of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), the House Committee on Community and Regional Affairs (CRA), Co-Chairs, Rep. LeDoux and Rep. Nageak, will convene the first of two hearings to receive testimony from stakeholders on the findings and recommendations of the … [Read more...]

AFN Supports SB 161/HB 301

Support for SB 161/HB 301 Autopsies and Death Certificates AFN passed resolution 14-2 supporting SB 161/HB 301. This legislation will make minor changes to Alaska law regarding the autopsy and death certificate issuance process to benefit Alaska families, particularly rural Alaska Native … [Read more...]

Alaska Federation of Natives Opposes SJR 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2014 CONTACT Benjamin Mallott - 907.263.1308   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 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...]

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...]

Healthy and Traditional Cooking!

Cooking healthy and traditional meals is a Native family value.  This was demonstrated clearly on the first afternoon of the 2013 AFN Convention during the "Traditional Native Family Values, Today" presentation.  Co-hosts Maija Lukin and Sam Towarak guided AFN delegates through a TV show-style … [Read more...]

Affordable Care Act and You

In her informative presentation at last October’s AFN Convention, Valerie Davidson, Senior Director of Legal and Inter-governmental Affairs at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, explained what the Affordable Care Act means to Alaska Natives and discussed health care reform … [Read more...]