Elders and Youth conference begins today in Anchorage

The 30th annual Elders and Youth conference begins today in Anchorage. The conference is held each year during the same week as the Alaska Federation of Natives convention.

About 1,100 elders and youth from around the state attended last year’s conference. The gathering is an opportunity for youth to discuss an array of issues relevant to Alaska Natives with support from their elders. Some of the activities during the conference focus on leadership development, learning about voting, how to elect group representatives and consensus building.

The theme for this year’s conference is Get up! Stand up! Participants will focus on creating solutions to issues like subsistence, education and economic development.

Watch it live on 360 North and on 360 North’s website.

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