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GCI Channel 1 to feature live 2021 AFN Convention coverage

GCI is the Denali-level sponsor of this year’s event, which will be held Dec. 13-14

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Next week, GCI customers can access live coverage of the 2021 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention and special Best of Quyana Alaska programming. Viewers can tune into this year’s event Monday, Dec. 13 and Tuesday, Dec. 14 on GCI Channel 1, available on both cable and through Yukon TV.

The 2021 AFN Convention will take a deep look at the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and feature addresses from many dignitaries, including AFN President Julie Kitka, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, State Representative Tiffany Zulkosky, and more. Viewers can also watch the Best of Quyana Alaska program featuring the best cultural performances from recent years.

2021 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention coverage:

  • Monday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., AFN Convention – Day 1
  • Monday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Best of Quyana Alaska
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.,  AFN Convention – Day 2

“GCI is a longtime supporter of the Alaska Federation of Natives and we’re proud to be the Denali-level sponsor of this year’s convention,” said GCI Senior Manager of Rural Affairs Jenifer Nelson. “From Arctic issues and health care and education to veterans’ affairs and the impacts of ANCSA, the discussions spurred by this event are critical for Alaska Natives and for Alaska as a whole.”

GCI is one of Alaska’s leaders in corporate philanthropy, donating approximately $2 million each year in cash, products, and connectivity to organizations across the state. GCI is committed to giving back to the communities it serves and provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations. In 2020, more than 320 GCI employees volunteered over 2,900 hours with local non-profit organizations across the state.

For more information about the GCI Gives program, visit http://www.gci.com/why-gci/gcigives.

About GCI

Headquartered in Alaska, GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer, business, government, and carrier customers throughout Alaska, serving more than 200 communities. The company has invested more than $3 billion in its Alaska network and facilities over the past 40 years and recently launched true standards-based 5G NR service in Anchorage, now the nation’s northernmost 5G service area. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation (Nasdaq: LBRDA, LBRDK, LBRDP). Learn more about Liberty Broadband at http://www.libertybroadband.com.