Alaska Federation of Natives Convention
This year’s theme was “Good Government, Alaskan Driven.” The panels focused on the recent budget cycle, and the requirements under the Alaska Constitution to provide certain services to state citizens.
This included separate panels on public education, public health, and public welfare. There were a lot of good discussions about what services should provided and aren’t because of the cuts, and how this impacts Alaska Native communities throughout the State.
Unfortunately, my schedule to this year’s convention was tough! I missed a connection in Seattle, and didn’t arrive until 7 am. I was able to have good conversations with colleagues and friends. And learned more from the different conversations to help clients in Alaska navigate the challenges ahead.
And was able to watch some of the dance groups at Quyana Alaska I the first night. Quyana is “thank you” in Yup’ik.
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