AFN Coverage

In state Supreme Court case, a trio of Southeast fishermen including former state Sen. Albert Kookesh argue that subsistence fishermen need public input before harvest limits are set. A state attorney says that hunting and fishing permits across the state could be affected by the court's ruling. 

Alex DeMarban
Alaska leaders continued to pressure U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at an event in Northwest Alaska on Tuesday, with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski saying budget oversight of the Interior Department is just one tool she has to assert more control over the agency.Alex DeMarban
An upcoming winter board retreat for the Alaska Federation of Natives will feature a host of political leaders from Alaska, many drawn to the event by the presence of U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.Alex DeMarban,Nathaniel Herz
Jerry Isaac, the former longtime leader of the Tanana Chiefs Conference in Interior Alaska, was named Saturday as the new co-chair for the Alaska Federation of Natives.Alaska Dispatch News
In addition to the Senate and gubernatorial endorsements, the Alaska Federation of Natives approved a packet of 50 other resolutions that include opposition to Ballot Measure 2, support for tribal co-management of subsistence, and a push for more education funding for all kids.Lisa Demer
After a summer when subsistence fishing was shut down for critical spells along both the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, the Obama administration has agreed to experiment with managing next year’s Kuskokwim salmon runs jointly with tribal organizations. Lisa Demer

The Anchorage Museum is asking AFN attendees to help collect info on 500 photographs.

Marc Lester
From local leaders to the leader of the free world, speakers at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention are delivering a clear message: Vote.Lisa Demer
The Alaska Federation of Natives honored parents, elders, health advocates and others at its annual convention in Anchorage this week. Lisa Demer
More than 500 images were brought to the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention by the Anchorage Museum, which hopes elders from across the state can identify a friend, building, landscape or relative. Megan Edge