AFN Resolutions due

The 2017 Annual AFN Convention Resolutions deadline is September 22, 2017. Resolutions can be submitted by: Email: resolutions@nativefederation.org. Mail: 3000 A Street, Suite 210, Anchorage, AK 99503; Fax: 907-276-7989.

Below are the criteria for AFN resolutions:

The Resolutions Committee will entertain resolutions submitted by any recognized Alaska Native delegate to the Annual Convention, Alaska Native Group, or AFN Member organization.

The Resolutions Committee will consider only resolutions that address issues of statewide or broader significance.

Resolutions submitted must address only one issue with action on resolution to be stated positively.

Resolutions requesting funding may be referred to the AFN Board of Directors or an appropriate regional or local organization.

The Resolutions Committee may refer to the AFN Board of Directors or an appropriate member organization all resolutions that request legal action.

The Resolutions Committee will refer to the AFN Board of Directors all resolutions that are determined to be a divisive issue between member organizations.

The Resolutions Committee shall refer all resolutions of endorsements, commendations, or recognition to the AFN Board of Directors. Additionally, the AFN Board of Directors must be notified 30 days prior of any resolution of endorsement.

Alaska Federation of Natives
Anchorage, AK

Response to Governor’s Call for a Fourth Special Session

We applaud Governor Walker for calling the legislature back to session, insisting that we address revenue measures. We join him in refusing to accept procrastination as Alaska’s credit rating falls and unemployment rises. We urge our colleagues to help craft a fair and sustainable fiscal plan.

We were sent to Juneau to do the hard work, and make the difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions that are best for the state and its people. It’s a call many of us take seriously. There is no reason we should wait until all our savings are gone before we act. I hope that legislators from both bodies, and all points on the political spectrum will come together and get this done now, before the state goes into full financial meltdown.

Senate Democratic Leader Berta Gardner
Juneau, AK

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