AFN Conference Opens; President Pleased About Upcoming Meeting with Obama

Ursula Paniyak Art AFN 09

Photo by Patrick Yack, APRN – Anchorage

The AFN Convention is a celebration of Alaska Native art. Ursula Paniyak of Chevak proudly displayed her dolls and honored her mom, Rosalie Paniyak, who taught her the craft, in her display.

The 2009 Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention got underway in Anchorage today. This year’s theme is Northern Dreams-Our Historic Journey Continues. AFN President Julie Kitka this morning said she was excited about the historic upcoming meeting on November 5th with President Obama and tribal leaders from across the nation.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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  • Address by Willie Hensley.

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  • Address by Elizabeth Hensley.

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