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AFN convention to kick off in Anchorage

...information and strengthening the Native community to deal with the challenges that are ahead," said AFN president Julie Kitka.As always, the event will be preceded by the three-day Elders and Youth Conference that is hosted by the First...
2015 AFN keynote speakers hail from Ketchikan

...cultural traditions between generations, and they are an inspiration to the entire Native community," AFN President Julie Kitka said. "This year's theme was chosen as a way to recognize and celebrate the many heroes living among us, the people...
Haida artists to lead AFN convention, speak on heroism in the homeland

...Foundation Artist Fellowship."AFN is pleased that Delores and Donald have accepted our invitation," AFN President Julie Kitka said. "Having these two keynote speakers is a way for AFN to showcase the actual sharing of our cultural traditions...
Native group: Begich work on issues deserves vote

...being endorsed as a statewide candidate by his own people was among the proudest moments of his life.AFN President Julie Kitka said the group has made endorsements only three times before - twice for Democrat Tony Knowles in gubernatorial races...
Young addresses suicide comment

...his speech.Before Young spoke, Rosita Worl and Myron Naneng, AFN Subsistence Committee members, and AFN President Julie Kitka mentioned him in their report on subsistence rights, thanking the senior Republican congressman for passing legislation...
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Bringing Native history to the fore

...statewide."Metcale's book has already been hailed as an important contribution to Alaska history by AFN president Julie Kitka and ANB grand president William Martin. Metcalfe speculates that his original partner in the undertaking, Andy Hope...
Longtime teacher given top AFN award

...highest honors the organization bestows. Two people from Southeast Alaska were also given AFN awards.AFN President Julie Kitka said Mallott embodies traditional Native values and is a valued leader and educator in the community."Born and raised...
Constitutional amendment through a historical lens

...a recent opinion piece in the Anchorage Daily News, Julie Kitka, president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, wrote...basic protection - the separation of church and state. Julie Kitka reminds us that "this vital struggle to preserve our...
Recognitions for the week of Oct. 27, 2013

...Native values and all that we admire in a leader, an educator and a citizen of our community," said AFN President Julie Kitka. "Born and raised on the Yukon River, Toni began her lifetime of learning reading by candlelight after finishing...
Katie John ruling wins Native leaders' approval

...and work together toward a lasting and fair solution to our state's subsistence management problem."AFN President Julie Kitka said the organization also has the support from the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Secretary of Agriculture...


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