Native Leadership calls on Alaska Legislators to pass a solution to the fiscal crisis this session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeff Silverman (907) 263-1304 (Anchorage, Alaska) – The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Regional Association, and Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA) are … [Read more...]

AFN Applauds Ahtna Region and US Department of Interior Historic Cooperative Management Agreement

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Secretary Michael Connor signed an agreement today to create a cooperative management demonstration project with the Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission (AITRC). The agreement formalizes the subsistence wildlife management partnership between the DOI … [Read more...]

AFN Applauds the State for Passing Criminal Justice Reform

  AFN would like to express its sincere gratitude to the members of the Alaska State Senate and House for passing Senate Bill 91, to Governor Bill Walker for signing it into law, and especially to all those in the public and private sector who worked so hard to make criminal justice reform a … [Read more...]

Alaskans Plan Event To Welcome President Obama: Rising Together 

Anchorage, AK – More than two dozen Alaskan organizations and community groups wish to announce the creation of a Presidential Welcome Committee specifically formed to welcome President Barrack Obama, on his first extended trip to Alaska. The Rising Together event, which coincides with the … [Read more...]

Arctic Currents, a year and life of an Arctic Bowhead to premiere at AFN

The animated film, Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale, tells the story of the annual migration of the bowhead whale in the Bering, Beaufort, and Chukchi Seas. The story takes its basic narrative and title from the 2013 calendar edited by Steve Okkonen, A Year in the Life of … [Read more...]

Alaska Supreme Court decision effectively blocks Alaska Native families from asserting their rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act

Anchorage, AK: On September 12, 2014, the Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision that will effectively bar most Alaska Native families from asserting their rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act and in doing so will increase the number of Native children severed from their families and their … [Read more...]

2014 Annual AFN Convention Keynote Speakers

Anchorage, AK: AFN is pleased to announce that the 2014 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention keynote speakers are Miriam “Kaniak” Aarons and Mao Tosi.  The two will co-present this year’s keynote address on Thursday, October 23rd at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, AK. “Miriam … [Read more...]

Remember Sunday, July 20 is the last day to register to vote for the 2014 primary election

Sunday is the deadline to register to vote, update your voter information, or change party affiliation in time for next month's primary election on August 19. You can register or update your voter information in person at Division of Elections regional offices, in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, … [Read more...]

AFN and ANCSA Regional Association Release Final List of New Absentee Early Voting Sites in Rural Alaska

The Native leadership team working to establish new absentee in-person and early voting sites has completed its work and released the final list of new sites. An astonishing 128 villages were added in 11 business days. The team, with representatives from the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), … [Read more...]

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...]