The Alaska Federation of Natives is the largest representative organization of Alaska Natives in the world. But over the past few years, it’s been changing in structure and in leadership. Today we are discussing AFN’s future as the organization goes through a strategic planning process and as tensions around climate change, subsistence fishing and representation simmer among Alaska’s Indigenous organizations.
Alaska’s Native Voice (ANV), now in its 12th year, is hosted by National Native News anchor Antonia Gonzales with freelance producer Emily Schwing. The program highlights guests and recorded voices from AFN attendees, and engages in conversation about top issues facing Alaska Native communities across the state including climate issues, education, and language and culture.