The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention (AFN) week is coming up in October in Anchorage! What’s going on during AFN Week? Here is the beginning of a list of events of interest to Alaska Native people and Alaskans. I enjoy going to events during AFN week to learn more about Alaska Native culture and to visit with friends and relatives.
Please feel free to contact me with any events that you would like me to consider adding or comment below.
This is not meant to be a complete list. As with any events, dates are subject to change and some events may have a cost to attend. I recommend going to the links provided for the most up-to-date information.
Bead Arts Gala ● October 14-15 ● Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ● Anchorage
Decolonizing the Dream: Honoring our Sacred Mother ● October 15 at 6-9 p.m. ● APU Atwood Center ● Anchorage
Alaska Native Films Screenings ● October 15 at 2-4 p.m ● Anchorage Museum auditorium ● Anchorage
34th Annual First Alaskans Institute’s Statewide Elders & Youth Conference ● Theme: “Part Land, Part Water – Always Native.” ● October 16-18 ● Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center ● Anchorage
Chin’an Night ● October 16
Spirit of Denali at Brother Francis Shelter ● October 18 at 11 am-3 p.m ● Brother Francis Shelter ● Anchorage
51st Annual Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention ● Theme: “Strength In Unity: Leadership—Partnerships—Social Justice” ● October 19-21 ● Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center ● Anchorage
A Tribe Called Red Concert ● October 20 at 9-11 p.m. ● Williwaw ● Anchorage
Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic – Free legal advice at AFN ● October 20 at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ● Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center ● Anchorage
Village Dance in the City ● Featuring Moccasin Stompers and English Bay ● Band October 21 at 7 p.m.-midnight ● Central Junior Middle School ● Anchorage
Raising Our Voice: A civic engagement training ● October 21 at 9 a.m.-4 p.m ● Alaska Center ● Anchorage
Alaska Federation of Natives Convention
First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference
KNBA radio will be broadcasting live from AFN on Oct. 19-21