RAISING AWARENESS — Approximately 100 people participated in the 8th Annual Christine Ann Carpenter Perkins Walk for the Cure Tuesday. The event started and ended at Old Saint Joe's Church and followed a circuit that included Front Street, Steadman Street, 5th Avenue, and Bering Street. See story on page 24.
Photo by Diana Haecker
QUYANA— A dancer with the Ovluaq Dance Group from Barrow entertained a full house on Friday night at the Quyana performance following a day of meetings and discussions during the 2014 AFN convention at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage.
2014 AFN Convention calls out to Rise as One
By Diana Haecker
In a call for unity, the 2014 Alaska Federation of Natives convention took place under the banner “Rise as One” at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage last week. Over 5,000 Alaska Native delegates from all over Alaska gathered at the annual convention to hear from Native leaders, from federal and state politicians and from gubernatorial and senatorial candidates for the upcoming elections on Nov. 4.
Council mum on marijuana issue
By Sandra L. Medearis
The Nome Common Council refused 5-0 Monday to say how they felt—yay or nay—on the state ballot question on legalizing the use of marijuana.
AFN: Candidates debate Alaska issues
By Diana Haecker
During the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage last week the forum hosted two political debates on Friday afternoon. Incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat, debated Republican candidate Dan Sullivan, former Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources Commissioner and former Dept. of Justice Attorney General.