The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) is pleased to share the 2018 Draft Convention Resolutions that will be considered by AFN delegates on Saturday, October 20th at the Dena’ina Center. Click here to download the Elders and Youth Resolutions that will be considered following the AFN resolutions.
Each year, members of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) submit proposed resolutions, which are reviewed by AFN’s Resolutions Committee and the AFN board of directors, and then introduced for consideration at AFN’s annual Convention.
You can also view the 2017 AFN Resolutions Follow-up report by clicking here. This summary describes follow-up actions on the resolutions considered and passed by the delegates at the 2017 Annual AFN Convention.
Click here for the AFN Resolutions Guidelines and Policies.
Real-time updates will be available throughout the week on the AFN Convention app — available for free download through the Apple App Store and Google Play or at www.nativefederation.org/app/
The 2018 Convention theme, “Innovation in the Past, Present and Future,” celebrates the benefits of innovation and the necessity of continuing to strive for, seek, and facilitate innovation as we move through the 21st Century.
The AFN Convention is the largest meeting of its kind in Alaska and serves as AFN’s annual business meeting. Delegates are elected on a population formula of one representative per twenty-five Native residents in the area and delegate participation rates at the annual convention typically exceed 95 percent. Policy guidelines and advocacy statements are set by the dozens of resolutions passed by voting delegates at the Convention. Each year, the AFN Convention draws between 4,000–5,000 attendees. The proceedings are broadcast live statewide via television and radio and webcast to 70 countries worldwide.