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.

The 2021 AFN Convention, scheduled for October 21-23, will be a "hybrid" of in-person at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage and virtual.

A full agenda is planned, accompanied by two nights of Quyana Alaska cultural performances, the renowned Native arts showcase, and an exhibit hall featuring AFN members and partners.

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2021 Convention

"ANCSA at 50: Empowering Our Future"

October 21-23, 2021
In Person, with live TV, radio and webstreaming coverage.


We are currently planning our 2021 agenda. Stay tuned!

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