The annual convention serves as the principal forum and voice for the Alaska Native community in addressing critical issues of public policy and government. The convention convenes thousands of official delegates and participants from membership organizations across the state.

At the Convention, delegates discuss strategic opportunities and challenges, listen to memorable keynote speeches, hear reports from political leaders and presentations from expert panels, and share stories resilience, experiences, strengths, knowledge and hope for the future.

The resolutions passed by the voting delegates set the priorities for the year and guide AFN’s efforts.  The Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of Native peoples.

2022 Annual AFN Convention

The 2022 Annual AFN Convention met in-person for the first time in two years on October 20, 21, and 22, at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, AK.

The 2022 Convention theme was "Celebrating Our Unity," and it honored the unity among our communities, families, and organizations of working together in taking on the challenges of today and those that lay ahead.

Click here or on the image below to rewatch AFN's Annual Convention:


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2023 AFN Convention
October 19-21, 2023
Anchorage, Alaska

2022 Resolutions

Click here to download a PDF of the final, passed 2022 AFN Resolutions.

2022 In Memoriam

Click here for the 2022 In Memoriam presentation.

2022 Agenda

Click here for the 2022 Convention Agenda.

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