Our history

1984 - 54 young people gather at the first Alaska Federation of Natives Youth Conference

1988 - Elders gather from across the state at the first AFN Elders Conference

1993 – Elders & Youth join together to establish the Elders & Youth Conference

2004 -Coordination of the Conference transferred from the AFN to the First Alaskans Institute

2005 – Fairbanks community hosts AFN Convention week for the first time

2014 – 30th Anniversary Year of Elders & Youth Conference & 10th Anniversary Year of FAI Hosting Event