3rd Annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic and Seminar

  AFN is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic and Seminar Thursday October 24, 2013.  This clinic is by appointment only from 12:oo pm to 4:00 pm.  Please see attached flyer regarding more information and how to make an appointment. Elizabeth Peratrovich … [Read more...]

2nd Annual AFN/NCAI Tribal Conference

Registration for the 2nd Annual AFN/NCAI Tribal Conference is open.  The Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd, in Fairbanks at the David Salmon Tribal Hall, 111 Clay Street, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. On-site registration begins at 8:30 AM. CLICK HERE for more information or to … [Read more...]

Pre-registration Open for Delegates

Pre-registered delegates check-in to receive their bag and materials in a separate express line and may purchase up to four tickets for each Quyana night before they go on sale to the public! Pre-registration ends Tuesday, October 14. CLICK HERE to pre-register online OR Download the 2013 … [Read more...]


Last month in Kotzebue, the AFN board formally announced a new President’s Award that will debut at this year’s Convention. The GIN’TITH (RICHARD FRANK) MILITARY SERVICE AWARD will recognize an Alaska Native who demonstrates a strong commitment and willingness to serve in the U. S. Armed Forces in … [Read more...]

George Irvin Life Celebrations schedule

AFN would like to thank you for the kind thoughts and support for George Irvin’s family.  George’s knowledge of complex issues like subsistence and his contributions to the Alaska Native community will be truly missed.  Please see attached links to a schedule of services and a wonderful article by … [Read more...]

United States Supreme Court reversed and remanded Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013 CONTACT Benjamin Mallott - 907.274.3611 bmallott@nativefederation.org   United States Supreme Court reversed and remanded Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Alaska Native community lauds court's decision to uphold constitutionality of … [Read more...]

Native Village of Tununak v. State, Office of Children’s Services decision

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)  establishes adoptive placement preferences for placing an Indian child with a member of the child’s extended family, with other members of the child’s tribe, or with other Indian families.  A court may deviate from these preferences only upon a showing of good … [Read more...]

Join the AFN/NCAI National Coalition for Tribal Program Funding

Dear community and tribal members, The AFN Human Resources Committee is launching an initiative with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) to form a national coalition.  The purpose of the coalition is to address the negative impacts of sequestration on tribal programs.  Together, we … [Read more...]

Alaska Veterans Saluted by Library of Congress

  Senator Murkowski’s Veteran Spotlight Series Seen as National Model WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Lisa Murkowski’s “Veteran Spotlight” was recognized this morning at a Library of Congress event as a model of the ‘Best Practices’ for its Veterans History Project – an effort to share the … [Read more...]

Interagency Working Group Calls for Integrated Management and Planning for a Rapidly Changing Arctic

The inter agency working group chaired by Interior Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes released a report for an integrated management strategy for the  Arctic. The report highlights the need for a coordinated approach that uses the best available science to integrate cultural, environmental and economic … [Read more...]