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Options to follow Alaska Federation of Natives convention

The state's largest gathering of Alaska Natives begins this week at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage.

The week begins with the First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference Monday and Tuesday.

The three-day AFN convention begins Thursday. The convention regularly draws 3,000 to 4,000 people, including roughly 1,000 voting delegates from across the state.

This is the 44th annual convention, with a keynote speech from Willie Hensley -- a pioneer of the argument for Alaska Native land rights -- and his daughter Elizabeth Hensley at 9:40 a.m. Thursday.

Here's how to follow the action if you can't make it to the convention center:


You can watch the youth and elders conference live on GCI Channel 1 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The station will broadcast the AFN convention Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


KNBA 90.3 FM plans to air the convention beginning Thursday.


Watch the convention streaming online beginning Thursday at the Alaska Federation of Natives Web site:

KNBA also plans to air its radio broadcast at

Anchorage Daily News /