The Alaska Federation of Natives convention kicks off next week, this year with the theme 'strength in unity'.

Anita Nelson with Visit Anchorage joined us on the couch.

"You'll find everything from parkas to paintings, great chance to also chat one-on-one with some of the most talented craft women and men throughout the state," says Anita of the event. But it is not only crafts that make this yearly convention so special, by bringing together so many communities in one place, the sharing of culture goes very deep. Expect stories, speeches, dances, and other various displays and events highlighting many different communities across Alaska.

During the AFN convention there will also be the celebratory event, Quayana, during which over 200 groups of dancers have performed. "You might be asked to dance in the aisles", claims Anita.

You can get up to the minute information on AFN by downloading the AFN app on the Google or Apple store, or to see a full schedule, head to the Native Federation website.