An official in the governor’s office confirmed that Dunleavy will sign the tribal recognition bill.
The three-day event had been scheduled for Oct. 21-23 in Anchorage.
In a statement, Alaska Federation of Natives president Julie Kitka called for “accountability for the actions of the perpetrators as well as those who appear to have planned this attack.”
The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention came to a close Friday with little discussion about how to respond to climate change.
“It was a really tough decision — but the health and safety of our delegates, participants and attendees comes first,” AFN president Julie Kitka said in a statement.
Will Gov. Dunleavy find a way to repair his relationship with AFN and other Native groups before the courts decide if the recall campaign can move forward?
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the state controls rivers running through Alaska’s federal conservation lands.
The Alaska Federation of Natives is keeping a close eye on the new administration of President Donald Trump. The Native organization’s board is developing ways to negotiate with the current government in Washington, participate in decision making, and advance Alaska Native priorities.
The man who jumped to his death from the third floor of the Dena’ina Center on Saturday was 49-year-old Anthony Choquette, the Alaska Dispatch News reports.
With Julie Kitka, the president of the Alaska Federation of Natives by his side, Walker announced at a press conference that the state would make it easier for Alaska Native children to remain with extended family or with tribal members in adoption cases.