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AFN Convention speakers lament recent village suicides

...gubernatorial election. Before Mallott took the podium Thursday, AFN president Julie Kitka introduced both him and Walker, reminding...a standing ovation, cheers and whistles.Mallott, a former AFN president, noted that the federation is nearly 50 years old...
Haida artists to lead AFN convention, speak on heroism in the homeland

...Alaska Federation of Natives convention.The AFN Annual Convention is the largest annual...of any Native peoples. Each year, the AFN Convention draws between 4,000 to 5...Rasmuson Foundation Artist Fellowship."AFN is pleased that Delores and Donald have...
Keynote speakers come together for AFN 'Rise as One' theme

...thought in a million years I would ever be an AFN co-keynote speaker," said Aarons, 32...message and less about their uniqueness among AFN keynotes - Aarons for her age and Tosi for...the "Rise as One" theme of this year's AFN Convention.Aarons admits to already having...
AFN returns to Fairbanks

...Heart City and just the fourth time overall. AFN President Julie Kitka said the organization's...looking forward to what Fairbanks has to offer."AFN is very excited to be back in Fairbanks. The AFN Convention in Fairbanks is very different than...
Former AFN president appointed to Permanent Fund board

...Trustees. She is a manager of community relations for Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., and spend 15 years working for the AFN. She was AFN president for seven years. Leask also serves on the boards of the Alaska Humanities Forum and Commonwealth North...
What others say: AFN convention returns to Fairbanks

...the events, welcome visitors and help wherever needed.While AFN usually has held its convention in Anchorage, the let's enjoy the event and ensure it goes so well that AFN will be back for many years to come.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...
Retirement hasn't slowed down AFN Elder of the Year

...ways. ''It's been hard for me to get used to retirement life,'' he said. Nelson Angapak, executive vice president of AFN, said Frank was selected elder of the year because of his contributions to Alaska Natives. ''He's willing to sacrifice...
What others say: Talking about suicide is difficult, but we must

...floor of Anchorage's Dena'ina Center, which was hosting the AFN conference.Choquette's death is a tragedy. Unfortunately, so is the reaction to it.In the days after the AFN conference, we've read ample criticism of the Alaska Dispatch...
Activist hopes convention suicide leads to more awareness

...indication a suicide note was left by the man, whose body was sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.AFN officials are still trying to comprehend what happened and working through their shock, according to spokesman Ben Mallott...
We can reap benefits from state elders' knowledge if we listen

...without the organization, which speaks louder than any other in addressing Native issues in Alaska. Mr. Wright was president of AFN in 1971, when he helped draft the landmark Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act signed into law by President Richard Nixon...


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