The 2012 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, underway this week in Anchorage, is being broadcast live on statewide television on 360 North, GCI Channel 1 and ARCS and. Gavel-to-gavel coverage is also available online.
In Juneau, visit www.360north.org for more. Here is a look at the schedule.
Thursday, Oct. 18: Convention. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Quyana I: 7–11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19: Convention. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Awards Luncheon, 12–1 p.m. (Live From Egan); Quyana I1: 7-11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20: Convention, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Blueberry Productions of Anchorage is producing the in-depth coverage, which includes interviews and analysis and features two nights of Quyana, a cultural event with the best in Native Dance and music. Sharon McConnell and Anna Sattler will host.
On the web, events will be streamed at www.nativefederation.org.
The 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 delegate participation rates at the annual convention typically exceed 95 percent.
Each year, the AFN Convention draws between 4,000–5,000 attendees.
This year’s theme is “Success Beyond Barriers.”
Visit www.nativefederation.org for the latest convention updates.