Watch AVCP’s 2012 Special Convention on the State of Our Salmon, Jan. 10th & 11th on 360 North

AVCP's March 2012 special convention on the State of Our Salmon, filmed by KYUK will air on the public television program 360 North January 10th and 11th from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For three days, representatives from many tribes and many different agencies discussed the concern of the declining … [Read more...]

AFN Pays Tribute to Senator Daniel K. Inouye

The AFN Board of Directors, our staff, and the entire Alaska Native community extend our heartfelt condolences to the Inouye family as we commemorate the life of Senator Daniel Inouye, one of AFN's dearest friends, who passed away on December 17. The Alaska Native people have lost a true friend … [Read more...]

Begich Secures Seat on Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Congratulations to Senator Mark Begich on his appointment to the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee!  As noted below in the press release from his office, AFN has a strong relationship with Senator Begich and will continue to work with him on behalf of Alaska Natives.   Continues Fight … [Read more...]

2013 Convention will be in Fairbanks

The Alaska Federations of Natives (AFN) Board of Directors voted December 6th to take the state’s largest gathering of Native peoples to Fairbanks, Alaska in 2013. The 2013 AFN Annual Convention will take place October 24th, 25th and 26th.  See the AFN2013 Fairbanks Press Release. … [Read more...]

2012 Annual Convention Evaluation

Help us prepare for next year's AFN Annual Convention!  If you participated in the 2012 AFN Annual Convention in person, online, or watched the live broadcast, we want to hear from you.  Your feedback will help us as we prepare for next October in Fairbanks.  An online version of the survey is on … [Read more...]

The “fiscal cliff”, VAWA, and lame duck session.

In this C-SPAN interview, NCAI Executive Director, Jackie Johnson-Pata talks about what the “fiscal cliff” and sequestration could mean to Native American communities, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. She also discussed priorities for the lame-duck session of … [Read more...]

October 2012 President’s Report

Now we’ve finished the Presidential Election (thanks to everyone for their work to Get Out the Native Vote!), AFN is prepared to move forward and work with the Obama Administration in a second term. We will be focused on educating key decision-makers about Native needs and ideas. We have a plan, we … [Read more...]

2012 AFN Resolutions Now Available Online

The 2012 AFN Convention came to a close on the afternoon of October 20th. Having brought thousands of people to Anchorage (which generated nearly $6 million in revenue for the local economy),  this year's convention generated strong momentum for our ongoing work to protect Alaska Native subsistence … [Read more...]

Murkowski to Chair Education Hearing at 2012 AFN Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) announces today that U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will chair a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee field hearing on Alaska Native education during the 2012 AFN Annual Convention. Witnesses, invited by Senator Murkowski to testify on … [Read more...]

Akaka and Washburn to Attend 2012 AFN Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) announces today that U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka and Assistant Interior Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn will be special guests at the 2012 AFN Annual Convention, and give special plenary session addresses. The 2012 Convention will be held October … [Read more...]