In address to Congress, President Obama calls the right to vote ‘sacred.’

In his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama challenged Congress to go beyond the status quo and improve the Voting Rights Act. "We may go at it in campaign season, but surely we can agree that the right to vote is sacred; that it’s being denied to too many; and that, on … [Read more...]

AFN releases “Rise As One” – a short video featuring highlights of 2014 Convention … [Read more...]

Convention highlight: the first ever on-stage marriage proposal during Quyana Alaska! … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving! AFN Convention on 360 North

The 2014 AFN Convention and Quyana Alaska will be rebroadcast in its entirety over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend on 360 North. Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 Convention: 8:30 am to 5 pm Quyana Alaska: 8 pm to midnight Saturday, Nov. 29 Convention: 8:30 am to 4 pm … [Read more...]

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AFN Continues Work On Protecting Voting Rights

As Alaskans await the final results of the 2014 election, and the analysis to follow, AFN is looking ahead to what President Julie Kitka said in an October 31 press conference was “unfinished business.” “The work on national legislation will continue,” Kitka said. “Our partnership with the U.S. … [Read more...]

Proposal for a new Native Youth Initiative

The U.S. Department of Education is planning a new program called the Native Youth Initiative.  Below is some information about the proposed initiative. Comments were solicited between October 10 and November 1 through the e-mail address Comments will also be welcomed … [Read more...]

Message from President Obama

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Post 2014 Annual AFN Convention Press Conference

Anchorage, AK: At a press conference today, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) discussed the recent endorsement of Senator Begich and the Walker/Mallott unity ticket.  The press conference opened with AFN President Julie Kitka and AFN Co-Chair Ana Hoffman with an overview of highlights from the … [Read more...]

2014 Annual AFN Convention workshops

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