The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
The 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention was a time not just to have fun, visit and learn. It was also a forum to express opinions. Each year, the convention process leads to the adoption of numerous strongly worded resolutions.
Some of these resolutions are bound to be controversial, both inside and outside the Native community. Ideas that have broad support within the Native community sometimes have less support among Alaskans as a whole, and vice versa.