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...]

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...]

2014 January and February President Report

The 2014 January and February President reports are now available for download. This edition covers 2014 AFN priorities, overview of the Subsistence Leadership Retreat, 2013 resolution follow-up, Voter Rights Act follow-up, and more. Mailed copies have been sent to AFN members, please feel free … [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...]

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...]

AFN Board Of Directors Selects Theme And Dates For 2014 Convention

Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors selected the 2014 Annual AFN Convention theme “Rise As One.”  The Annual AFN Convention is the largest meeting of its kind in Alaska and will take place October 23-25, 2014 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska. “At this … [Read more...]

AFN will Fight State’s Supreme Court Petition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2013 AFN promises defend subsistence from State's "reckless attempt to unravel the precedent set by the lower courts..." ANCHORAGE, AK - The Alaska Federation of Natives today issued a powerful response to the State of Alaska's petition to the US Supreme Court in … [Read more...]

2013 Convention Media Alert: AFN 2013 Awards

AFN Convention Update AFN 2013 Awards Honor Native Leaders FAIRBANKS, AK - Every year AFN honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their families and the Native community. Please read on for a list of this year's honorees (scroll to the bottom of the page for brief overviews of each … [Read more...]

2013 Convention Media Alert: AFN Highlights Subsistence Strategy, Demonstration Projects

AFN Convention Update AFN Highlights Subsistence Strategy, Demonstration Projects FAIRBANKS, AK - Day two of the AFN Convention yesterday closed with an impactful report on Subsistence. Dr. Rosita Worl, Chair, AFN Subsistence Committee yesterday provided a compelling briefing and status report, … [Read more...]