Alaska Native Brotherhood/ Sisterhood Grand Camp

This year Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood will hold its 106th Grand Camp in Ketchikan at the Ted Ferry Convention Center from Wednesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Registration and an Alaska Native Sisterhood session will be from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16. Registration continues throughout the convention.

As Senior Voice went to press the convention schedule had not been finalized. For updated information go to

The Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood are nonprofit organizations founded in 1912 in Sitka to address racism against Alaska Natives. Elizabeth Peratrovich, a member and grand president of the ANS, organized, wrote petitions, and testified to the state Senate in 1945 about the mistreatment and lack of rights of Alaska Natives, helping to win the state’s 1945 Anti-discrimination Act. In 1988, the anniversary of passage was designated a state holiday as Elizabeth Peratrovich Day.