2013 Annual AFN Convention Agenda

The 2013 Annual AFN Convention agenda is ready and can be viewed by following the link below. AFN Convention agenda     AFN PSA #3 from Blueberry Productions on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Power Cost Equalization Workshop

Alaska Energy Authority and AFN are co-hosting an energy workshop regarding the State of Alaska’s Power Cost Equalization (PCE) program. PCE is one of the most important programs affecting energy costs in rural Alaska,  however the details of how the program works are not widely understood. This … [Read more...]

Native Leaders to testify in first ANILCA Subsistence Oversight Hearing next week in DC

The United States Congress is holding its first Alaska National Interest Lands Act (ANILCA) oversight hearing on the critically important subsistence food security priority for Alaska Natives in nearly twenty years.  The hearing in the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee on September … [Read more...]

George Irvin Life Celebrations schedule

AFN would like to thank you for the kind thoughts and support for George Irvin’s family.  George’s knowledge of complex issues like subsistence and his contributions to the Alaska Native community will be truly missed.  Please see attached links to a schedule of services and a wonderful article by … [Read more...]

United States Supreme Court reversed and remanded Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013 CONTACT Benjamin Mallott - 907.274.3611 bmallott@nativefederation.org   United States Supreme Court reversed and remanded Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Alaska Native community lauds court's decision to uphold constitutionality of … [Read more...]

AFN is hiring for Vice President and Convention Planner

Update: AFN is no longer accepting applications for both Vice President or Convention Planner. POSITION:            AFN Vice President REPORTS TO:     President DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Recommends budgets, programs, policies and procedures to the President for action by the Board of … [Read more...]

Keynote Speaker and Theme for 2013

  The Board of Directors of Alaska Federation of Natives officially decided  in the February 2013 board meeting the 2013 AFN Convention, slated for October 24th through the 26th at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska will focus on ”Traditional Family Values.” “This year’s Convention theme … [Read more...]

2013 Convention will be in Fairbanks

The Alaska Federations of Natives (AFN) Board of Directors voted December 6th to take the state’s largest gathering of Native peoples to Fairbanks, Alaska in 2013. The 2013 AFN Annual Convention will take place October 24th, 25th and 26th.  See the AFN2013 Fairbanks Press Release. … [Read more...]

Murkowski to Chair Education Hearing at 2012 AFN Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) announces today that U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will chair a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee field hearing on Alaska Native education during the 2012 AFN Annual Convention. Witnesses, invited by Senator Murkowski to testify on … [Read more...]

2012 Convention to Highlight “Success Beyond Barriers”

The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention Committee officially announced today that the 2012 AFN Convention, slated for October 18th through the 20th at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, will focus on ”Success Beyond Barriers.” “This year's Convention theme recognizes our Native communities' … [Read more...]