Annual Convention

The AFN Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples. 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 some 6,000 attendees. The proceedings are broadcast live statewide via television and radio and webcast to 70 countries worldwide. In addition to the memorable keynote speeches, the expert panels and special reports, the Convention also features several evenings of sell-out cultural performances known as Quyana Alaska.  The AFN Convention is also known for its popular Alaska Native Customary Art Show, renowned as one of the best places to find Alaska Native and Native American artwork.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend as observers.

Watch the 2017 AFN Convention Highlights Video

 2017 AFN Convention Resolutions 

Past AFN Convention Resolutions

AFN 2018 Convention dates: October 18-20 in Anchorage, Alaska


Short video all about the largest meeting of its kind in Alaska.