Sealaska has been a long-standing member of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN). Participation in AFN provides Sealaska with a forum to address statewide issues of concern to the Alaska Native community, as well as to highlight issues specific to Southeast Alaska. It allows us to be a part of the dialogue as AFN defines the annual priorities of the organization that will be presented to the State and to the Federal government. As Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, we have a long history of political engagement and advocacy, and AFN is a strong partner in continuing the important mission of advocacy on behalf of our Native people. Every year prior to AFN, Alaskans gather to dialogue and lift up Native youth, strengthened by the wisdom of elders, at the First Alaskans Institute (FAI) Elders & Youth Conference. Join Sealaska at both events in person or online October 15-20.
Take Part in Elders & Youth and AFN Online!
Watch a live stream of the main stage at Elders & Youth including dance groups and keynote speakers beginning Monday, October 15 at 8 a.m. AKDT. Hear stories and encouraging messages from both youth and elders at FirstAlaskans.org. View Elders & Youth 2018 agenda here.
Join Us in Anchorage
Join Sealaska during both Elders & Youth (October 14-17) and AFN (October 18-20) in Anchorage, Alaska. We want to engage with you during a week of celebrating and advocating for Alaska Native people.
Southeast Alaska AFN Reception
The reception is an opportunity to connect with other shareholders or talk with Sealaska directors and management, enjoy light refreshments and door prizes. Find more details on the Facebook event.
Sealaska Elders & Youth Booth
Sealaska is honored to participate in a conference that strengthens our communities’ future leaders, collaborators and decision-makers. Stop by our booth on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16 during the Elders & Youth conference in the Dena’ina Center in downtown Anchorage. Learn about Sealaska’s scholarships, summer intern program, new bereavement benefit and other shareholder benefits. Enter to win prizes and make sure your shareholder information is up to date with us!
Sealaska AFN Booth
The Sealaska Shareholder Relations team is hosting a booth at the AFN Exhibit Fair. Visit us to learn about the MySealaska shareholder portal, youth programs, elder benefits, our new enrollment process and more. Stop by for prizes! The Sealaska booth will be located in the main level of the Dena’ina Convention Center on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19.
Alaska Native Languages Summit 2018
Sealaska is proud to sponsor the Alaska Native Languages Summit as they gather on Wednesday, October 17 in Anchorage. Two years ago, Alaska Native language revitalization activists, learners, teachers and elders penned the Alaska Native Language Summit. Because we are on Dena’ina land in 2018, this gathering is Huch’itidulq’uł: We Begin Building a Fire for Ourselves.