In much of the US, Native Americans are pretty much invisible unless you work hard to find them. That's not true in Alaska, yet much of non-Native Alaska knows little or nothing about the world of Alaska Natives, the people who survived at least 10,000 years without any help from white folks.
The annual meeting of Alaska Natives is taking place now in Anchorage's Denaina Center. Mayor Sullivan and Rep. Don Young have already welcomed them. You can listen and at KNBA radio, 90.3 FM. If you aren't in Alaska, you can still listen live on their webcast.
Here's the AFN Convention Site.