AFN Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives is pleased to announce the selection of keynote speakers for its 2017 Convention, October 19-21, at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska.    Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Don of the Alaska Army National Guard and Sergeant Jody Potts, Public Safety Director … [Read more...]

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Zinke Meets with AFN

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with the Alaska Federation of Natives and Alaska’s congressional delegation May 30 in Anchorage. “It was a very productive meeting,” said Julie Kitka, AFN President. “We emphasized that Alaska Native corporations, tribes and organizations are ready to … [Read more...]

Native Leadership calls on Alaska Legislators to pass a solution to the fiscal crisis this session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeff Silverman jsilverman@nativefederation.org (907) 263-1304 (Anchorage, Alaska) – The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Regional Association, and Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA) are … [Read more...]

AFN Selects 2017 Convention Theme

    The Alaska Federation of Natives, the state’s largest statewide Native organization, chose for its 2017 Convention theme a call for unity and social justice. At its February 21 meeting in Juneau, the AFN board of directors set in motion a number of convention directives that … [Read more...]

AFN Calls On The Alaska Legislature To Pass A Fair And Comprehensive Fiscal Solution This Year

At its quarterly board meeting on February 21, the board of directors of the Alaska Federation of Natives, the state’s largest statewide Native organization, fortified its position on the state’s fiscal crisis.  AFN strongly urges the Alaska State Legislature to pass a comprehensive solution to … [Read more...]

Save The Date!

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AFN Applauds Interior’s Approval of Land-into-Trust Application

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision to place the land owned by the Craig Tribal Association into federal Indian trust status is an important milestone for the tribes of Alaska and reflects AFN’s long-standing policy on Indian Country and land-into-trust issues. “Congratulations to the … [Read more...]

White House Action on Alaskan Arctic Resilience Elevates the Voice of Alaska Native Tribes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2016 CONTACT Jeffry Silverman - 907.263.1304 jsilverman@nativefederation.org   White House Action on Alaskan Arctic Resilience Elevates the Voice of Alaska Native Tribes   AFN supports President Obama’s creation of the Northern Bering … [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...]