FAIRBANKS -- The Alaska Federation of Natives is holding its annual convention in Anchorage but is undecided about where to meet next year.
The AFN Convention Committee had recommended the convention be held in Fairbanks next year. But Helen Renfrew, meetings and conventions director for the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Center, told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that a telephone poll of AFN board members seemed to indicate a preference for Anchorage.
Renfrew says a decision now has been put off. A formal vote is expected to be taken at the next regular board meeting on Dec. 7.
The AFN Convention traditionally was held in Anchorage after its inception in 1966, but that changed in 2005 when the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau put together a competitive bid proposal.
The AFN board chose to have the convention in Fairbanks in 2007 and 2010.