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Sen. Begich to Address AFN Saturday Morning

Also hosting veterans listening session, youth celebration

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is speaking to the annual Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention in Anchorage on Saturday morning. Sen. Begich will talk about the many success stories in rural Alaska and also announce initiatives he has taken to support the success of Alaska Natives and rural communities across the state.

In addition to his speech, Sen. Begich is also hosting a reception celebrating Alaska Native youth on Friday night and a veterans listening session Saturday morning.

The media is invited and encouraged to attend the following events:

Friday, October 21, Anchorage

A Reception Celebrating Alaska Native Youth

5 - 6:30 pm

"A" Street Event Hall, at the corner of 7th and A Streets

Hosted by Sen. Begich and Cook Inlet Tribal Council, the event will include Olympian Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, Pamyua, Aku-Matu, Iditarod musher Pete Kaiser and more.

Saturday, October 22, Anchorage

Veterans Listening Session

9 - 10 am

Dena'ina Center, 2nd floor, Room 3

Sen. Begich will be joined by John Garcia, Deputy Assistant Secretary, VA Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs; Susan Yeager, VA Alaska Rural Health Program Coordinator; and Alex Spector, Director, VA Alaska Health Care System.

Address to AFN Convention

11:40 am

Dena'ina Center (immediately following speech, there will be brief media availability with the Senator.)

AFN Banquet

7 to 9 pm

Dena'ina Center

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