Annual AFN convention moves online again
October 21, 2021
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention, the largest gathering of Indigenous people in the state, will be all virtual again this year, organizers announced last Friday.
The decision was made after federation leaders consulted with state federal and tribal health officials and reviewed current COVID-19 data trends, according to a statement.
The federation decided to go all virtual out of concern for the safety of the thousands of people from across the state who normally attend in person, the statement said. The convention was online last year too.