The Alaska Federation of Natives is partnering with the National Congress of American Indians to sponsor an essay contest open to all Native thinkers.
UPDATE: (Oct. 22, 2009)
During the its October convention in Anchorage, Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) President Julie Kitka announced the names of seven Native Insight Competition winners, who will receive $10,000 each.
Winning Essays (PDF)
Among the winners included:
- Harold Frank Jr, “Renewing Our Future”. Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribe of Alaska. Ellensburg, Wash.
- Methanie Ongtooguk, “America and the Whale: Strengthened Economy through Smaller Community”. Kotzebue/Fairbanks. Fairbanks, Alaska.
- Charles W. Ralston, “Alaska Native Corporations Can Provide International Benefits Through Marketing Carbon Offset”. Nulato Tribal Council (Nulato, AK) and Doyon Ltd. (Fairbanks,AK). Arcata, Calif.
Suzanna Caldwell, APRN – Anchorage
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