Alaska Native Artists Showcase Their Work Next Week At AFN With holiday gift shopping just around the corner, the renowned Alaska Native Customary Art Fair is one of the best places to find Alaska Native and American Indian artwork from cultures rich with history, skill, tradition, and innovation. The fair is open during … [Read more...]

Countdown to 2015 AFN Convention Begins!   … [Read more...]

AFN Commends Senator Murkowski For Co-Sponsoring Key Voting Rights Bill

The Alaska Federation of Natives commends U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski for signing on as co-sponsor to the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (VRAA).  The legislation, originally introduced this past June by Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, a Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is … [Read more...]

AFN Enthusiastically Supports President Obama’s Renaming of Denali

To read AFN President Julie Kitka's essay in the Guardian, Click Here   … [Read more...]

Presidential Visit Update

I read with interest the Alaska Dispatch article describing our collaborative event, Rising Together on August 31st at the Alaska Airlines Center. I was dismayed that the potential participants were described as "fans".  We are not fans, we are Americans and Alaskans who wish to roll out the red … [Read more...]

2015 Convention Deadlines and Information

Remember to mark your calendars on October 15 - 17 for the 2015 Annual AFN Convention in Anchorage. This year’s theme is "Heroes in our Homeland.” The theme reflects the general mood of the statewide Native community, and guides the structure and focus of the convention agenda, presenters, and … [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...]

AFN Announces Keynote Speakers for 2015 Annual Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives is pleased to announce that world-renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill and her grandson, the Haida master carver Donald Varnell, have accepted our invitation to deliver the 2015 AFN Convention keynote address.  The Convention will be held October 15-17 at the … [Read more...]

Help Support the Alaska Native Veterans Allotment Bill

Congressman Don Young introduced HR 2387, A Bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans on May 15.  If passed, the bill would allow Alaska Native men and women who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era to … [Read more...]

Veteran Allotment Act legislation gets House hearing

Yesterday, Alaska's Congressman Don Young chaired a legislative hearing on H.R. 2387, the Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act, in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs (IIANA) to discuss legislation  that would allow approximately 2,800 … [Read more...]