AFN's Mission: Enhancing and promoting the cultural, economic and political voice of the Alaska Native community.
The largest statewide Native organization in Alaska, AFN represents more than 140,000 Native peoples – about one out of every five Alaskans. Formed in 1966 to settle land claims, AFN continues to be the principal forum and voice of Alaska Natives in addressing critical issues of public policy and government.
AFN News + Updates
Delegates at the 2022 AFN Convention passed 25 resolutions including endorsements of Lisa Murkowski and Mary PeltolaOctober 26, 2022
HB 123 “State Recognition of Tribes” Signed into LawJuly 28, 2022
Bill Signing Ceremony for HB 123 “State Recognition of Tribes”July 21, 2022
Alaska Native Artist Relief Fund | Round IIJune 10, 2022
federally recognized tribes
regional nonprofit & tribal consortiums
The AFN Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples.
Each year, the AFN Convention draws some 6,000 attendees. The proceedings are broadcast live statewide, and webcast to 70 countries worldwide.
Our Native people have a distinct trust relationship with the Federal Government and a unique relationship with the State of Alaska.
We foster ongoing dialogue with our representatives and administration officials to advocate for fair and appropriate policies.