This year marks the 50th anniversary of the convention, which will take place in Fairbanks between October 20-22, 2016.
The theme of this year’s festival in Bethel was “Nunalgutkellriit Piniutiit Cauyakun,” or “Community Strength Through Drumming.”
Brent Norton is being charged with supplying alcohol to a minor and raping her while she was unconscious. His case brings up questions about the vetting of VPOs.
Cameron Smith and Forest Strick record under the name “AK’s Finest,” and their latest song is all about spreading peace, love, and positivity.
While newcomer Patrick Johansen defeated Don Stiles for Nome’s board seat, incumbents claimed victory in Elim, Savoonga, and Teller.
In Kivalina, Interior Secretary Jewell Hears “Real Stories” from Community Living with Climate Change
Jewell was in Kivalina Monday to hear what residents say are their concerns as erosion linked to climate change and rising sea levels threatens their way of life—and the very island the community is built upon.
A special highlight of KNOM’s broadcast schedule and news reporting earlier this year was the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) convention, held in late October in downtown Anchorage. In more ways than one, your support allowed us to bring this important gathering to our listeners.
As AFN endorses candidates in the Governor and Senate races, Bering Straits Native Corporation follows suit, with an additional endorsement for Don Young.
Even while celebrating the legal victory of Katie John, many at AFN recognized the challenges to food security posed by climate change that still lie ahead.
Marie Kasaŋnaaluk Greene, originally from Deering and now living and working in Kotzebue, took the stage to accept the honor Friday.