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FCVB Launches AFN-Fairbanks Web and Social Media Platforms

Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) - The Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a new Facebook page and re-launched a website to welcome participants to the 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention and the Elders and Youth Conference that will be held in Fairbanks this October. Photographs and topical posts as well as current information on lodging vacancies, transportation options, attractions and other convention-related resources are now available via Facebook.com/AFNConventionFairbanks and on the worldwide web at www.afnfairbanks.com. These sites are initiatives of the Fairbanks AFN Community Committee, a Fairbanks-based group composed of Interior Alaska Native leaders and community members. With the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau, they are coordinating about 15 committees and subcommittees working together on the local logistics of hosting AFN in 2013.

“The AFN Convention Fairbanks sites will seek to connect AFN visitors with our community and all of the wonderful things to see and do in Fairbanks this fall,” said Greg Bringhurst, AFN Fairbanks PR/Media/ Community Relations Co-Chair.

The AFN Fairbanks pages will be offering promotional prizes including accommodations, rental cars, tickets to attractions and more in order to entice people to the sites. AFN Fairbanks is working with the Alaska Federation of Natives organization to share information about Fairbanks with their membership and to assure they know they are welcome.

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Its membership includes 178 villages (both federally-recognized tribes and village corporations), 13 regional Native corporations and 12 regional nonprofit and tribal consortiums that contract and run federal and state programs.

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