Thursday, November 20, 2008
Alaska Federation of Natives
The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) is the largest Native organization in Alaska. 178 villages participate in this convention. There are also 13 regional village corporations and 12 regional nonprofit and tribal consortiums that run federal programs. AFN is supposed to enhance and promote the cultural, economic and political voice of the Alaska Native community. The convention encourages culture, be satisfied with the government's decisions, help with Alaska Natives needs, protect the lands of Alaska Natives, and have programs to give natives pride and confidence.