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We can reap benefits from state elders' knowledge if we listen

...Wright began his activism on behalf of the Native community in the 1960s, when he worked to organize the Alaska Federation of Natives. It's hard to imagine the state now without the organization, which speaks louder than any other in addressing...
6 Native corporations to fight oil tax referendum

...Lisa Murkowski as a write-in candidate. That effort involved regional and village corporations and the Alaska Federation of Natives. Sweeney said she hoped the other Native organizations would join the "vote no" effort.The president of...
Update: Legislature to address education today

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - After blowing past midnight on what was supposed to be the last day of session Sunday, Alaska lawmakers planned to plow ahead Monday to resolve their differences on education.
Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

...would not be just a "one-time shot," he said.Groups like the parent-supported Great Alaska Schools, Alaska Federation of Natives and NEA-Alaska, a major teachers' union, have called for a bigger boost in the base student allocation...
Lawmakers announce tentative deal on education

JUNEAU - Lawmakers late Wednesday announced a tentative deal on an education package, the issue that sent them into an extended legislative session.
Legislative negotiators seek education resolution districts stave off cuts, in line with what groups like the parent-supported Great Alaska Schools and Alaska Federation of Natives have urged."There's a simple fix to this stalemate," Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage...
What others say: Convention brings strong opinions

The 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention was a time not just to have fun, visit and learn. It was also a forum to express opinions. Each year, the convention...
Carpeneti opposes Judicial Council change

JUNEAU - A former chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court said Wednesday he doesn't see a need to change the state's constitution to alter the makeup of the Alaska Judicial Council.
Federal Subsistence Board under fire

...rural subsistence priority became talking points for Alaska Native leaders and Alaska's senators during the Alaska Federation of Natives convention.Saxman has about 400 people and is located just a few miles down the road from Ketchikan.In...
What others say: AFN convention returns to Fairbanks

...population of Fairbanks will grow by thousands of people this week as a multi-year effort culminates in the 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. It will be quite a gathering, one celebrated and enjoyed on many levels. Fairbanks residents...


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