AFN Coverage

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
Questions about what happened that night remain, and a new narrative of a killing on the streets of Fairbanks early on the morning of Oct. 11, 1997, has come to light -- a version of events that advocates say proves the wrong group ended up imprisoned on murder convictions.Lisa Demer
The Anchorage Assembly unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to support conducting the 2017 city election by mail, rather than by in-person polling precincts.Devin Kelly
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

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