Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Tribal sovereignty affirmed at AFN conference, ANSEP resolution tabled


November 2, 2017

Photo courtesy of Gov. Walker's office

Valerie "Nurr'araaluk" Davidson, commissioner for DHSS, along with Lt. Gov Byron Mallott in the background, watch as Gov. Bill Walker signs a compact affirming tribal sovereignty and commitments to improving child services at the Alaska Federation of Natives Conference in Anchorage October 19.

Wrangell delegates returned from last month's annual conference for the Alaska Federation of Natives at Anchorage's Dena'ina Center.

AFN is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska, representing 151 federally recognized tribes, 150 village corporations, 12 regional corporations, and various nonprofit and tribal consortiums. Its annual October conference, this year held between the 19th and 21st, provides AFN membership the opportunity to put forward resolutions as well as to discuss and prioritize issues pertinent to Alaska's Native communities.

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