AFN to Honor Sen. Daniel Akaka at 2012 Convention

Join us as we honor U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii for his many decades of leadership and collaboration at a special honors luncheon. The special honors luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 12:00-1:00pm at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Anchorage. Tickets can be purchased at the … [Read more...]

Renewable Energy in the Remote Alaska Native Village of Tuntutuliak

The Alaska Native village of Tuntutuliak has pioneered the installation of an unprecedented renewable energy system that will use wind power, smart-grid technology and residential electric thermal storage to reduce its dependence on diesel-powered generators. The sophisticated energy system – which … [Read more...]

Salazar Applauds Senate Confirmation of Kevin Washburn as Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Kevin K. Washburn was confirmed as the Department of Interior’s newest Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs during a ceremony presided over by Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar in late September. Mr. Washburn, who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, has served as the Dean of the University of … [Read more...]

United Nations Human Rights Council Report on the Situation of Indigenous Peoples in the United States

In September 2012, the United Nation’s Human Rights Council (UN HRC) released its most recent report on the rights of indigenous people, which assessed the laws, government programs and constructive agreements between indigenous peoples and states that typify and/or highlight the situation of … [Read more...]

Alaska as a Testing Ground for Renewable Energy Initiatives to Reduce Energy Costs in Rural Communities Worldwide

The Center for American Progress (CAP) and Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) co-hosted a high-profile conference in Washington D.C. during May 2012 to address challenges and opportunities for renewable energy initiatives in Alaska. Both U.S. Senators for Alaska, Senator Lisa Murkowski and … [Read more...]

2012 Convention to Highlight “Success Beyond Barriers”

The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention Committee officially announced today that the 2012 AFN Convention, slated for October 18th through the 20th at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, will focus on ”Success Beyond Barriers.” “This year's Convention theme recognizes our Native communities' … [Read more...]

Renewable Energy & Rural Alaska’s Energy Crisis

Center for American Progress Co-Hosts Fascinating Discussion with Alaska’s U.S. Senators, Native Leaders & Federal Officials The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) and the Center for American Progress (CAP) co-hosted a half-day, high-level conference on the challenges and opportunities for … [Read more...]

AFN Announces 2012 Convention in Anchorage

The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors announced that the 2012 Convention will be held in the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage from October 18‐20. The full AFN Board voted to pass the recommendation. The AFN Convention is the largest representative annual gathering … [Read more...]

Native Leaders Gather In Anchorage For 2011 AFN Convention

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski to be honored at banquet Alaska Natives from across the state will gather today at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage for the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention. This year’s AFN Convention will boast a wide array of dynamic speakers, from government … [Read more...]

AFN Announces President’s Awards Honor Luncheon

October 22 at the Egan Center in Anchorage The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors announced today that one of AFN’s most popular annual events will take the spotlight in its very own venue – the first annual President’s Awards Honor Luncheon will take place on Friday, October 22 in the … [Read more...]