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With Dr. Marjorie Mau in her 50s, and just months after Dr. Ted Mala's retirement from a 40-year career in Alaska health care, the two are cherishing their time with their 6-month-old twins.Jill Burke
Charles “Etok” Edwardsen, Jr., a longtime Alaska Native activist who died this May on a whaling trip outside of Barrow at the age of 71, was honored by a special tribute at this year's Alaska Federation of Natives convention.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder

All the photos and videos from this year's Alaska Federation of Natives convention, which brought 4,000 people together from around Alaska.

Alaska Dispatch News

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.

Scott Jensen

In this video, Tlingit and Athabascan Kyle Demientieff-Worl demonstrates three different events in the Native Youth Olympics.

Scott Jensen

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.

Scott Jensen

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.

Scott Jensen
An estimated 4,000 people attended this year's Alaska Federation of Natives convention, and organizers said the event highlighted growing ties between Alaska Natives and state and federal officials that ultimately could help the state’s economy.Alex DeMarban
An Alaska suicide-prevention activist is hoping a man's public suicide at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage will propel people across the state to reach out to others who may be hurting.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press

In the moments following an apparent suicide just a few feet away, a group of Alaska Natives from the North Slope came together to sing a song to comfort those left in the convention hall.

Scott Jensen
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