Arctic Currents, a year and life of an Arctic Bowhead to premiere at AFN

The animated film, Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale, tells the story of the annual migration of the bowhead whale in the Bering, Beaufort, and Chukchi Seas. The story takes its basic narrative and title from the 2013 calendar edited by Steve Okkonen, A Year in the Life of … [Read more...]

How to have a successful energy project

The Alaska Energy Authority is hosting a special AFN workshop to provide an overview of how to start and complete an energy project in rural Alaska; including Feasibility, Conceptual Design, Design, Construction and Project Close-Out.  AEA’s goal is to get good projects in the door for evaluation … [Read more...]

Convention Agenda & Updates

Agenda A draft agenda for the 2014 AFN Annual Convention is now available! Download a copy and check back for updates on the left menu of our Annual Convention pages of the AFN website ( Quyana Alaska The lineups for Quyana Alaska I & II are out and … [Read more...]

4th Annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic

The 4th Annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic will be on Friday October, 24th from 10 am - 3 pm at the Dena'ina Center. Volunteer lawyers will be available to assist AFN Convention attendees with civil legal issues and simple wills. New for 2014, three regional corporations—CIRI, NANA, and … [Read more...]

AFN releases new non-partisan Get Out The Vote TV PSAs

Watch the PSAs in our Video Gallery page!   … [Read more...]

Alaska Supreme Court decision effectively blocks Alaska Native families from asserting their rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act

Anchorage, AK: On September 12, 2014, the Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision that will effectively bar most Alaska Native families from asserting their rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act and in doing so will increase the number of Native children severed from their families and their … [Read more...]

3rd Annual AFN-NCAI Tribal Conference

Save the date and register early for the 3rd Annual AFN-NCAI Tribal Conference! Visit the Tribal Conference page under Annual Convention for more information.   … [Read more...]

Celebrate Subsistence

AFN is calling on you to help us celebrate the beauty of subsistence! Share a photo of yourself, your friends and your family members fishing, berry picking, hunting, you name it, and share it with AFN.WIN A ROUNDTRIP TICKET!Share your best photos and you may just be the luckywinner of a roundtrip … [Read more...]

AFN Applauds Federal Court Decision in Native Voting Rights Case

The Alaska Federation of Natives fully supports U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason’s decision in favor of the plaintiffs of the Toyukak v Treadwell voting rights case.  In her partial ruling today, Judge Gleason agreed with the Native voters’ argument that the state Division of Elections failed its … [Read more...]

2014 Annual AFN Convention Keynote Speakers

Anchorage, AK: AFN is pleased to announce that the 2014 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention keynote speakers are Miriam “Kaniak” Aarons and Mao Tosi.  The two will co-present this year’s keynote address on Thursday, October 23rd at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, AK. “Miriam … [Read more...]