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Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Language preservation a top issue as AFN opens annual meet (10/24)
Thousands of Alaska Natives are in Anchorage to express pride and unity in their languages and cultures.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Rep. Don Young to speak to Alaska Natives amid controversy (10/24)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has urged the Congressman to apologize for remarks he made about suicide.

Filed Under: National | Politics
President Barack Obama urges early voting for Alaska Natives (10/23)
Voting is a big issue at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Alaska Federation of Natives ready to open annual convention (10/23)
Some 5,000 people are expected for the event and state politicians are all appearing in hopes of winning votes and endorsements.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Alaska governor to sign Native language bill six months later (10/23)
The bill that designates 20 Native languages as official was passed in April.

Filed Under: Education | National
Alaska Native elders and youth share issues at annual meeting (10/22)
This year's theme is 'Get Up! Stand Up!' and participants are focusing on languages and culture.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives ready for conference and election (10/21)
No one thinks of AFN as a small group these days.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Charisse Millett: No politics with signing of Native language bill (09/23)
Rep. Charisse Millett (R) defends decision to have House Bill 216, which designates 20 Native languages as official in Alaska, signed during the upcoming Alaska Federation of Natives convention.

Filed Under: Canada
Group starts dragging of river in search of missing Native women (09/17)
Volunteers are looking for clues about missing and murdered Native girls and women in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (09/16)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Native language programs are high on the agenda.

Filed Under: Canada
First Nations leader in Manitoba faces scrutiny on spending (07/22)
Grand Chief Stephen Harper used the organization's credit card for guitars, car repairs and flights for his girlfriend.

Filed Under: Canada
Assembly of First Nations to elect national chief this December (07/17)
Former chief Shawn Atleo resigned unexpectedly in May.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julie Kitka: Alaska must protect voting rights of Native people (06/12)
Julie Kitka, the president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, says Alaska Natives deserve the right to vote in their own languages.

Filed Under: Canada | Education
Editorial: Return to table for reforms of First Nations education (05/14)
Newspaper calls on Native leaders and the Canadian government to return to the table to discuss the future of the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act:

Filed Under: Canada | Education
Assembly of First Nations to hold new election for national chief (05/07)
The Assembly of First Nations will hold an election to choose a new national chief.

Filed Under: Canada
Shawn Atleo steps down as leader of Assembly of First Nations (05/05)
Shawn Atleo resigned as chief of the Assembly of First Nations on Friday.

Filed Under: Canada | Education
First Nations leaders and activists battle education reform bill (04/30)
First Nations leaders and Native activists are vowing to do whatever it takes to defeat a controversial education reform measure.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: First Nations gain control over educational system (04/14)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, explains why he supports the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act despite opposition from Native leaders.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: First Nations must turn page on residential schools (04/03)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, discusses what should happen now that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has wrapped up its hearings.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Politics
Alaska Natives to testify at House hearing on subsistence bill (03/13)
Alaska Native leaders will be on Capitol Hill tomorrow to testify at a hearing on a subsistence bill.

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