1. The AFN Convention: When Our Community Gathers


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    This short video is an introduction to the annual convention held by the Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska's largest statewide Native organization. The 3-day meeting features reports from Alaska's Congressional delegation, Native leaders, expert panels and debate and discussion of the important issues of the day. The Convention also features vibrant cultural performances by Native dance and music groups.

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    • AFN Press Briefing March 31 Responding to Supreme Court Decision on Katie John Case


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      This 17 minute video is the complete press conference, abridged for time. AFN leadership applauds the Supreme Court decision to reject the State of Alaska's petition in the subsistence fish and game case known as Katie John. AFN also discusses where the organization plans to go from here.

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      • Julie Kitka Thanks Native People at March 31 Press Briefing


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        AFN President Julie Kitka, speaking at a March 31 press briefing, thanks the Alaska Native people their unwavering support in 19 years of activism on the Katie John subsistence rights case.

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        • Statement by Tara Sweeney, AFN Co-Chair, at March 31 Press Briefing


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          AFN responds in press briefing to Supreme Court's decision to reject the Parnell Administration's lawsuit in the Katie John Case.

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          • AFN President Julie Kitka Statement at March 31 Press Briefing


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            AFN responds in press briefing to Supreme Court's decision to reject the Parnell Administration's lawsuit in the Katie John Case.

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            • Subsistence Co-Management: A Solution for Alaska


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              This video is a brief overview of subsistence co-management as a simple solution to the complex and confusing duel management system currently practiced in Alaska. AFN and the statewide Native community stand behind the Ahtna people in their efforts to participate in the management of their own lands.

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              • What a difference a skin-sewing machine makes!


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                Jeremiah James of Yakutat knows how to sew furs by hand. But he was amazed by how much faster he became after learning how to use a skin-sewing machine through Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Sustainable Art Program.

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                • Sustainable Northern Shelter: Atmautluak


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                  Sustainable Northern Shelter: Atmautluak is the story of a community with a mission to build energy-efficient homes designed for their unique tundra environment and that reflect their traditions and cultural values. The Yup’ik Eskimo community of Atmautluak in Southwest Alaska, invites viewers to see what is possible in a rural Alaska village when people unite to address a critical need for sustainable housing. Working together in a unique partnership with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC), the community created their own construction company, trained workers and built two energy-efficient homes. CCHRC is a non-profit organization in Fairbanks, Alaska that is committed to building healthy, durable, and sustainable houses for Alaskans. CCHRC’s building projects have pioneered home building in both urban and rural Alaskan communities.

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                  • Affordable Health Care and Alaska Natives


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                    In her informative presentation at last October’s AFN Convention, Valerie Davidson, Senior Director of Legal and Inter-governmental Affairs at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, explained what the Affordable Care Act means to Alaska Natives and discussed health care reform opportunities.

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                    • Faces of Alaska: Rosita Worl


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                      Throughout her life, Dr. Rosita Worl has been an a fighter, an anthropologist and an activist. She has made it her life's goal to preserve Southeast Alaska Native traditions, while building a collective future for Native people throughout the state. Her early life was full of drama; She has been kidnapped, fled from an arranged marriage, and fought her way though high school. But, Dr. Worl persevered through these hardships and those early memories have remained an important part of her history. Alaska Public Media's Alexandra Gutierrez sat down with Rosita to talk about her life, and her hopes for the future.

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