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The annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention is a big boon for local businesses, which means the competition between Anchorage and Fairbanks to host the meeting and its thousands of delegates is fierce.Sean Doogan
Journalists and public relations specialists will delve into communications questions ranging from coverage of Native cultures to explaining the role of Alaska Native corporations, the largest commercial enterprises in the 49th state. Alaska Dispatch
The Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks called for Gov. Sean Parnell to accept an expansion of Medicaid in Alaska, endorsed Alaska as a "Right to Mush" state and asked for an increase in state efforts in stopping the flow of dangerous drugs.Dermot Cole

'Free the Fairbanks Four'

October 26, 2013 - 8:24pm -- eca
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AFN 2013: Delegates unanimously approved a resolution asking for a re-examination of the case of the case of the "Fairbanks Four," calling upon the state to "right the wrongful conviction of four innocent men" serving long jail terms for the 1997 killing of 15-year-old John Hartman in Fairbanks.

Without objection, the Alaska Federation of Natives declared in a resolution Saturday that the state convicted the wrong men for the 1997 murder of 15-year-old John Hartman in Fairbanks.Dermot Cole
Outrage and frustration about the high rate of suicide by young Native Alaskans emerged as one of the key issues at the 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives convention, epitomized by the presentation given by seven children from the Tanana 4-H Club Friday. Action, not just talk, is required, several speakers said. Dermot Cole


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