AFN Convention Update
40 Resolutions to be Considered at 2013 Event
FAIRBANKS, AK - Each year, members of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) submit proposed resolutions, which are reviewed by AFN's board of directors, and then introduced for consideration at AFN's annual Convention in October.
Click here to download a PDF of the 40 resolutions that will be considered at this year's Convention in Fairbanks.
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.
This year's event will take place Thursday, October 24th through Saturday, October 26th at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. More event details and a LIVE webcast of the event are available at: www.nativefederation.org/annual-convention
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For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact Ben Mallott: 907-321-3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alaska Federation of Natives was formed in October 1966, when more than 400 Alaska Natives representing 17 Native organizations gathered for a three-day conference to address Alaska Native aboriginal land rights. It is now the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Its membership includes 178 villages (both federally-recognized tribes and village corporations), 13 regional Native corporations and 12 regional nonprofit and tribal consortiums that contract and run federal and state programs. AFN is governed by a 37-member Board, which is elected by its membership at the annual convention held each October. The mission of AFN is to enhance and promote the cultural, economic and political voice of the entire Alaska Native community. Learn more at www.nativefederation.org.