AFN is hiring for Vice President and Convention Planner

Update: AFN is no longer accepting applications for both Vice President or Convention Planner. POSITION:            AFN Vice President REPORTS TO:     President DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Recommends budgets, programs, policies and procedures to the President for action by the Board of … [Read more...]

AFN White Paper analyzing the Akiachak Trust Lands Decision

  AFN has prepared a White Paper analyzing the Akiachak Native Community v. Dep’t of the Interior decision rejecting the State of Alaska’s argument that different treatment for Alaska Natives was required by ANCSA.  This decision makes clear that the Secretary retains his statutory … [Read more...]

Legislative update: Alaska Rural Communication Service

Governor Parnell recently placed $5.3 million in the 2014 Capital Budget for digital conversion of the Alaska Rural Communication Service analog television transmitters throughout Alaska.  The Alaska Rural Communications Service (ARCS) is a television service, formerly known as RATNet, owned and … [Read more...]

Akiachak Trust Lands Decision

A federal district court in Washington, DC has ruled that the Department of Interior’s  regulation that excludes most Alaska Natives from the land-into trust application process violates 25 U.S.C. 476(g), which prevents discrimination among Indian tribes.  The  court rejected the State of Alaska’s … [Read more...]

Bethel Subsistence Listening Session to be streamed live

The listening Session over subsistence by Senator Murkowski will be held in Bethel on April 2 and will be live-streamed on the Senator’s website ( In addition to being able to live stream the entire session, you can fill out an … [Read more...]

Subsistence Listening Sessions in Bethel and Ahtna region

Senator Lisa Murkowski, ranking member, is working with Senator Dyson, Chair, of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources to hold an official oversight hearing on subsistence in Washington, DC this fall.  In preparation for the hearing, Senator Murkowski will host two listening … [Read more...]

$35.8 Million in Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments in Alaska

AFN would like to share the Department of Energy, Tribal Energy Department’s courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of nearly $35.8 Million in funding for projects and programs to support climate, renewable energy, environmental job training, and other energy initiatives.  … [Read more...]

Keynote Speaker and Theme for 2013

  The Board of Directors of Alaska Federation of Natives officially decided  in the February 2013 board meeting the 2013 AFN Convention, slated for October 24th through the 26th at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska will focus on ”Traditional Family Values.” “This year’s Convention theme … [Read more...]

WATCH: Hundreds bid aloha to Sen. Inouye at Punchbowl memorial service

Hundreds bid aloha to Sen. Inouye at Punchbowl memorial service Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - About a thousand people, from President Obama and members of Congress to World War II veterans and everyday citizens, gathered at the National Memorial Cemetery of the … [Read more...]

Begich Secures Seat on Appropriations Committee

Congratulations to Senator Mark Begich on his appointment to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee!  As noted below in the press release from his office.  AFN has a strong relationship with Senator Begich and looks forward to working with both Senator Begich and Senator Murkowski on the … [Read more...]