Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 20

AFN joins the statewide Alaska community in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 20th and the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. It is vitally important that we honor great leaders who made a difference in the lives of all Americans, remembering … [Read more...]

Peratrovich Project Gives Tools To Talk About Civil Rights

Alaska' s League of Women Voters project puts materials, guides at teachers' fingertips, including the documentary film: "For the Rights of All." For many, Elizabeth Peratrovich is the face of Alaska civil rights.  Alaska's February 16 civil rights holiday is named for her.  But Peratrovich was one … [Read more...]

Healthy and Traditional Cooking!

Cooking healthy and traditional meals is a Native family value.  This was demonstrated clearly on the first afternoon of the 2013 AFN Convention during the "Traditional Native Family Values, Today" presentation.  Co-hosts Maija Lukin and Sam Towarak guided AFN delegates through a TV show-style … [Read more...]

Affordable Care Act and You

In her informative presentation at last October’s AFN Convention, Valerie Davidson, Senior Director of Legal and Inter-governmental Affairs at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, explained what the Affordable Care Act means to Alaska Natives and discussed health care reform … [Read more...]

Inspiring Words Bring 2013 AFN Convention To A Close

The 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention this past October was memorable in many ways, but no more so than the closing remarks delivered by Lance Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages at University of Alaska Southeast. “We’re protecting our children, our women, our … [Read more...]

AFN Board Of Directors Selects Theme And Dates For 2014 Convention

Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors selected the 2014 Annual AFN Convention theme “Rise As One.”  The Annual AFN Convention is the largest meeting of its kind in Alaska and will take place October 23-25, 2014 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska. “At this … [Read more...]


COVERAGE BEGINS THANKSGIVING DAY!  Perfect for Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, Alaskans can watch both nights of Quyana Alaska, the Native cultural performances held during the Alaska Federation of Natives’ annual convention last October, and then catch the many memorable moments … [Read more...]

Powerful testimony in AFN Convention Subsistence Report

During a key subsistence report at the 2013 AFN Convention, Native leaders stressed the vital importance of customary and traditional fishing and hunting across Alaska and asserted Alaska Native families' rights to food security. "A few years ago, our fish camps were vibrant and lively with … [Read more...]

2013 AFN Convention Key Note Address Nelson N. Angapak, Sr.

Photo by Loren Holmes, Alaska Dispatch Nelson N. Angapak, Sr.  2013 AFN Convention Key Note Address October 24, 2013 First of all, I want to thank God, my grandparents, my parents, my wife Natalie Angapak and my family for the support that I’ve received from them in my endeavors in life.  I … [Read more...]

AFN will Fight State’s Supreme Court Petition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2013 AFN promises defend subsistence from State's "reckless attempt to unravel the precedent set by the lower courts..." ANCHORAGE, AK - The Alaska Federation of Natives today issued a powerful response to the State of Alaska's petition to the US Supreme Court in … [Read more...]