AFN Supports SB 54: Smart Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform

At the 2017 AFN Convention, AFN delegates passed AFN Resolution 17-15, in support of SB 54.  The Alaska Legislature is currently in special session to consider amendments to the groundbreaking criminal justice reform legislation known as SB 91.  The proposed SB 54 contains some … [Read more...]

2017 AFN Convention Agenda

The 2017 AFN Convention is around the corner, October 19-21 at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage.  All the inspiring speeches, expert panels, sharing of stories, and discussion and voting on resolutions are listed in the agenda.   Click here for the full 2017 AFN Convention … [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...]

Thanksgiving Weekend: Watch 2016 AFN Convention Re-Broadcast

AFN CONVENTION AND QUYANA ON 360 NORTH -- STATEWIDE PUBLIC TV   AFN Convention Day One      Thursday, November 24   9 am Quyana Alaska Night One      Thursday, November 24    7 pm AFN Convention Day … [Read more...]

AFN Convention Live Television and Webstream Coverage

Statewide Television Broadcast on GCI “907” Channel, ARCS and 360 North  Thursday & Friday, October 20 & 21 9 am to 5 pm (plenary session) 7 pm to 11 pm (Quyana cultural performances) Saturday, October 22 9 am to 4 pm (plenary session)   Webcast and Chatroom at … [Read more...]

Save The Date! AFN/NCAI Tribal Conference — Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Alaska Federation of Natives and the National Congress of American Indians are pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Tribal Conference: Strengthening Alaska Through Tribal Self-Determination will be held on October 19, 2016 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Tribal leaders, tribal administrators, tribal … [Read more...]

Revered Native leader and decorated veteran Maj. Gen. John Schaeffer passes

Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Major General John"Qipqina" Schaeffer, who died on August 29.  His distinguished career of service to Alaska Native peoples and all Alaskans stretched from land claims to leadership of NANA Regional Corporation, the Northwest Arctic Borough, and AFN. The … [Read more...]

AFN Joins the Governor for Signing Ceremony of House Bill 200 Protecting Alaska’s Foster Children

  “Tsinaen, Qagassakung, thank you Governor Bill Walker for understanding and advocating for the preservation of our Alaska Native families,” AFN Co-Chair Ana Hoffman said at the ceremony, “and knowing that through this law, all of our nieces and nephews, cousins and grandchildren will have … [Read more...]

Quyana to our 2015 Convention sponsors! We couldn’t do it without you!

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Delegates Share Testimonials of the Heroes In Their Lives

Interviews filmed on the first day of the 2015 AFN Convention.         To view video click here … [Read more...]