By Alex DeMarban
Anchorage Daily News 

Tlingit and Haida Central Council quits Alaska Federation of Natives


The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, based in Juneau and representing more than 35,000 tribal citizens, and the Tanana Chiefs Conference, based in Fairbanks and representing 42 villages, announced they are leaving the state’s largest Native organization.

In earlier decisions, three of the state’s 12 regional Native corporations have also left the politically powerful Alaska Federation of Natives in recent years.

AFN continues to represent more than 200 federally recognized tribes, 184 Native village corporations, nine Native regional corporations and 11 regiona...

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