Video: AFN fashion tour

From beadwork and moose hide to kuspuks and facepaint, the Alaska Federation of Natives convention is a chance for Alaska Natives to show off their cultural style.

Video: Cute Kids of the Kluti-Kaah

On the last morning of AFN, about 25 kids and adults from Copper Center performed in their Native Ahtna Athabascan tradition. Here is a short video of their dance.

Video: Roberts of the 'Fairbanks Four' speaks at AFN

Hundreds of AFN delegates urged Gov. Bill Walker on Friday to free the Fairbanks Four -- Eugene Vent, Marvin Roberts, Kevin Pease and George Frese -- Alaska Natives who many believe were improperly convicted of murdering John Hartman in Fairbanks in 1997.

Photos: Apparent suicide at AFN conference

A person died Saturday afternoon when they jumped from the third floor balcony at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention at the Dena'ina Center, Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad said.Oistad called the incident a suicide, but gave few other details.

Photos: AFN fashion

The Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention isn’t just a place to talk about business or politics -- it’s a place to catch up with the latest fashions.

Photos: Hand-stitched Native tattooing

Marjorie Tahbone of Nome has been reconnecting with her Inupiaq cultural heritage by practicing Inuit tattooing similar to what her ancestors wore but has been modernizing them with color and new designs.

Photos: Traditional foods at Alaska Native convention

Traditional foods including smoked salmon, black seaweed, kippered salmon, pickled herring eggs, among other items were available outside the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage during the Elders and Youth Conference and Alaska Federation of Natives convention in October 2015.

Video: Gov. Bill Walker addresses AFN convention

“We didn’t do this in the traditional way. We did it in the Alaskan way," Gov. Bill Walker said to the AFN crowd of more than 3,000, referring to his election victory last year. "When you win by 2 percent, you do a whole lot of thank-yous. And I thank you for that 2 percent, because that’s what made the difference and put us into office. You did that. Thank you very much -- very much.”

Video: Yup'ik drumming and dancing at AFN

Inupiaq and Yup'ik dances can sometimes be difficult to distinguish; the methods, equipment and dance are similar. It is the storytelling style that differs.

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