The Convention is free and open to the public, so no registration is required.
The 2023 Convention will be held on October 19-21, 2023 at the Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The annual convention serves as the principal forum and voice for the Alaska Native community in addressing critical issues of public policy and government. The convention convenes thousands of official delegates and participants from membership organizations across the state.
This year’s theme, “Our Ways of Life,” reflects one of the fundamental principles that we uphold across the state. The traditional ways of life of Alaska Natives are centered around the land. Subsistence is our traditional way of living off the land that has sustained Alaska Natives for thousands of years, and we are proud of the Alaska Native way of life.
At the Convention, delegates discuss strategic opportunities and challenges, listen to memorable keynote speeches, hear reports from political leaders and presentations from expert panels, and share stories of resilience, experiences, strengths, knowledge, and hope for the future.
The resolutions passed by the voting delegates set the priorities for the year and guide AFN’s efforts. The Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of Native peoples.