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...]


 ANCHORAGE, AK – On March 31st the Supreme Court of the United States decided to reject the State of Alaska’s petition in the legal case State of Alaska v Sally Jewell, Secretary of the United States Department of Interior et al, widely known as one of the Katie John Cases. AFN President Julie … [Read more...]

2014 Annual AFN Convention Arts and Crafts applications are now available

Applications for the 2014 Alaska Native Customary Art Fair are now available. The Alaska Native Customary Art Fair is renown as one of the best places to find Alaska Native and American Indian artwork from cultures that are vital and rich with history, skill, tradition, adaptation, and … [Read more...]

AFN endorses Stosh Hoffman and Ted Spraker to the Alaska Board of Game

Anchorage, AK – On Thursday, March 20th, 2014, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) official endorsed the reappointment of Stosh Hoffman and Ted Spraker to the Alaska Board of Game (BOG). “Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Spraker have gained the respect of fellow board members and groups around the state as … [Read more...]

Congressman Don Young Commits to Co-Management Project at Hearing

  After listening to testimony from Ahtna President and AFN Board Member Michelle Anderson and AFN Co-Chair Tara Sweeney, Alaska Congressman Don Young said he will push for change to Alaska's management of fish and game. “The idea that only one side manages game is wrong,” Young … [Read more...]

AFN to Testify in Congressional Hearing on Subsistence Co-Management

Anchorage, AK – Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Co-Chair Tara Sweeney will testify before the US House of Representative, Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs on March 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m. (EST), on the Alaska Native Subsistence Co-Management Demonstration Act of 2014.  Ms. Sweeney … [Read more...]

Community and Regional Affairs Committee to hold hearing on Indian Law and Order Commission Report

Anchorage, AK - At the request of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), the House Committee on Community and Regional Affairs (CRA), Co-Chairs, Rep. LeDoux and Rep. Nageak, will convene the first of two hearings to receive testimony from stakeholders on the findings and recommendations of the … [Read more...]

2014 January and February President Report

The 2014 January and February President reports are now available for download. This edition covers 2014 AFN priorities, overview of the Subsistence Leadership Retreat, 2013 resolution follow-up, Voter Rights Act follow-up, and more. Mailed copies have been sent to AFN members, please feel free … [Read more...]

AFN Supports SB 161/HB 301

Support for SB 161/HB 301 Autopsies and Death Certificates AFN passed resolution 14-2 supporting SB 161/HB 301. This legislation will make minor changes to Alaska law regarding the autopsy and death certificate issuance process to benefit Alaska families, particularly rural Alaska Native … [Read more...]

AFN Announces Honoring Our Children Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2014 CONTACT Aurora Lehr - 907.263.1305   AFN Announces Honoring Our Children Day   Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Federation of Natives' (AFN) announces April 26th as Honoring Our Children Day.  AFN and its members issue … [Read more...]