Countdown to 2015 AFN Convention Begins!

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AFN Enthusiastically Supports President Obama’s Renaming of Denali

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AFN Holds 2015 Winter Retreat: “Our Homeland, Our Future”

In a gathering of leaders, the Alaska Federation of Natives board of directors met in retreat at the Nullagvik Hotel in Kotzebue on February 17. Virtually every level of government was represented at the meeting, from small town mayors to an Obama cabinet secretary, from elected officials to … [Read more...]

Arctic Art Contest! Deadline FAST approaching – enter now!

Alaskan artists age 18-25 are invited to participate in the Alaska preliminary round of the 2015 Arctic Council Youth Art Contest. The Alaska Humanities Forum, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the Alaska Federation of Natives are working together to facilitate a statewide contest to … [Read more...]

AFN Convention live coverage includes TV and webstreaming

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AFN releases new non-partisan Get Out The Vote TV PSAs

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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...]

AFN CALLS ON FELLOW ALASKANS TO JOIN THE NATIVE COMMUNITY IN CONDEMNING THE HATE SPEECH OF WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH

According to several news sources, a notoriously abhorrent hate group from Kansas has announced plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.  The Westboro Baptist Church’s news release contained extremely distasteful, anti-Native vitriol. Tara Sweeney, Co-Chair of the Alaska … [Read more...]

Native Language Bill Moves Through State House

  A bill that would add 20 Native languages to Alaska's list of official languages is moving through the Alaska State House this week.   Largely symbolic, the bill wouldn't require that anything be said or written in any language other than English.  Its approval by the State Affairs … [Read more...]

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND ALASKA NATIVES

Monday March 24 was the National Tribal Day of Action for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment. AFN joins President Obama in wanting to ensure that every Alaska Native has the information they need to take advantage of new health care options available under the health care law.   This is a … [Read more...]