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...]

Remember Sunday, July 20 is the last day to register to vote for the 2014 primary election

Sunday is the deadline to register to vote, update your voter information, or change party affiliation in time for next month's primary election on August 19. You can register or update your voter information in person at Division of Elections regional offices, in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, … [Read more...]

AFN and ANCSA Regional Association Release Final List of New Absentee Early Voting Sites in Rural Alaska

The Native leadership team working to establish new absentee in-person and early voting sites has completed its work and released the final list of new sites. An astonishing 128 villages were added in 11 business days. The team, with representatives from the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), … [Read more...]

Villages Across The State Register To Become Absentee Early Voting Sites

      Anchorage, AK –  A Native leadership team dedicated to increasing Alaskan voter turnout announced it has helped 176 villages sign up as absentee in-person voting sites for the upcoming primary and general elections.  The number will change slightly after today's 5 p.m. … [Read more...]

Department of Justice initiates consultations with Alaska Natives to address voting challenges

The U.S. Department of Justice will hold consultations to discuss with Tribal leaders whether the DOJ should recommend to Congress new legislation that would require any state or local election administrator whose territory includes an Alaska Native village or Indian reservation to locate at least … [Read more...]

AFN Solicits Tech Bids for Convention

AFN has issued two RFPs for the 2014 AFN Convention at Dena'ina Center in Anchorage this October.  One is for broadcast production; the other is for lighting, sound and big screen projection services. If you know of a media production company or AV support company that would be interested in … [Read more...]

AFN President’s Commentary on Voting Rights

Check out AFN President Julie Kitka's commentary in today's Anchorage Daily News and on line at AK Dispatch: http://www.alaskadispatch.com   "A democracy is only as strong as the election process, which includes not only the act of voting but the information necessary for a voter to … [Read more...]

AFN and Native Vote Candidates Forum This Monday

Join us at the Dena'ina Center Tikahtnu Foyer You are invited to the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) and Native Vote Alaska gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates’ forum and reception on Monday, June 9th, at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, during the National Congress of … [Read more...]

Alaska Natives Applaud Introduction of Native Voting Rights Act of 2014 in the Senate

Earlier today, Senator Mark Begich introduced a bill in the United States Senate to protect Alaska Native voters from discrimination.  Senator Begich’s bill, the “Native Voting Rights Act of 2014” (“NatiVRA”), would require close scrutiny of the closure of polling places and voter registration in … [Read more...]

Spring To Action Picnic This Sunday!

Come join us for a free community picnic on Sunday, May 18, 1 pm to 5 pm, at Mountain View Lion's Park, 501 North Pine Street. Free food, fun, DJ music, and family activities including a bouncy house, face painting, dunk tank and more! AFN would like to thank the following supporters for … [Read more...]