AFN a Time to Collaborate for Communities

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention is an opportunity to collaborate and better serve southeast communities. The 2016 AFN Convention will be held October 20-22, 2016. This year the gathering will be in Fairbanks, AK. AFN will be observing the 50th Anniversary and selected Emil Notti (Athabascan) and Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle (Inupiaq) to deliver the keynote address to the delegates.

Sealaska leadership will be setting aside time to meet with T & H Executive Council while attending AFN. Sealaska and Central Council’s leadership are committed to working together and committed to meet regularly to coordinate opportunities for partnership that support the social, economic, educational and cultural needs of tribal citizens and shareholders.

Save the Date – AFN Reception
Sealaska and Central Council will host a tribal citizen and shareholders reception during the 2016 AFN Convention. The reception will be held, Thursday October 20, 2016 beginning at 6pm. The reception will be held at the Westmark Hotel.

Date:            Thursday October 20, 2016
Time:            6 – 8 pm
Location:      Westmark Hotel
                     Northern Latitudes Room
                     813 Noble Street
                     Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Sealaska AFN Booth
If you are attending AFN this year, please look for our Sealaska booth to learn about MySealaska and other activities.

Alaska Airlines Special

Special AFN discount code (ECMF53) and direct Fairbanks flight on October 19, 2016. Alaska Air flight #65 will make the milk run up from Seattle to Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Juneau, and direct to Fairbanks. This is available to book now on You can also call the Alaska Airlines Group and Meeting Desk 1.800.445.4435 and reference ID number MF53. There is no booking fee when booking at, however there is a $15.00 ticketing fee when made through the Group Desk.

AFN Leadership

Joe Nelson, Sealaska

Richard Peterson, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Sarah Dybdahl, Southeast Village


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