Annual First Alaskan’s Institute Elders & Youth Conference in Anchorage Next Week
Oct. 12, 2009
Anchorage, Alaska—First Alaskans Institute (FAI) will hold the 26th annual Elders & Youth Conference October 19 and 20 at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage. Elders & Youth will be the first of the week’s events, directly preceding the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.
The purpose of the Elders & Youth Conference is to further strengthen the knowledge and self-confidence of Native people to encourage a stronger voice in an effort to create change within themselves and their communities. It celebrates the Alaska Native intellect and encourages young and old alike to work together in pursuing the great task of maintaining traditional Native values and practices while succeeding in the modern world.
For a detailed agenda and schedule of events, please go to firstalaskans.org.