AFN Convention Ends in Anchorage

The 2009 Alaska Federation of Natives convention wrapped up on Saturday with delegates voting on a wide range of resolutions. Of the 44 put forward, 43 passed. Resolutions ranged from seeking better protection of oceans, fish and game, more involvement of Alaska Natives in managing resources to requests for VPSO housing and creating a lead federal agency to assist communities needing to relocate because of coastal erosion.

By Lori Townsend, APRN -Anchorage

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