Tag: AFN 2019

PHOTOS: Inside AFN’s Customary Native Arts Show

As Alaskans from around the state gather in Fairbanks for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention, 170 artists filled the Carlson Center for the popular Customary Native Arts Show.

LISTEN: Why an Alaska artist made a 12-foot kuspuk featuring the faces of missing and murdered Native women

Alaska Native artist Amber Webb says the 12-foot-tall kuspuk includes the portraits of 250 Native women missing or killed in the U.S and Canada.
An Alaska Native man in a black sweatshirt stands and speaks

Protest, policy critiques mark first day of Fairbanks AFN

As the year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention began Thursday in Fairbanks, this year’s theme — “Good Government, Alaskan Driven” — loomed large.

PHOTOS: Dancing, speeches and protest kick off the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives convention

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Protest interrupts governor at AFN, reveals fissures over appropriate dissent among attendees

A group of protesters briefly interrupted Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s address to the Alaska Federation of Natives convention Thursday morning, drawing a rebuke from Will...