Native Elder Mary Jane Fate Passes

The Alaska Federation of Natives extends our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family of revered Native Elder Mary Jane Fate, who passed on April 10. A leader in the Native land claims movement, she served on the AFN board for many years and became the first woman co-chair in 1989. We have always admired her values and commitment to serve our people and the entire state. Her biography, published in 2014 upon her induction into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame, is available here:…/name/mary-jane-fate/

AFN will celebrate her life and contributions at an appropriate time after the pandemic.