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2013 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

October 24, 2013 12:00PM AKDT to October 26, 2013 9:00PM AKDT

Fairbanks, Alaska

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples. Delegates are elected on a population formula of one representative per 25 Native residents in the area, and each year the event draws between 4,000–5,000 attendees. The proceedings are broadcast live via television, radio, and webcast, reaching a diverse audience throughout Alaska. During the AFN Convention, the entire state is blanketed with discussion on current events and issues. International observers are present at most meetings, both exchanging information and learning from the Alaska Native experience.