Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc


The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. (APIA)is the federally recognized tribal organization of the Unangan (Aleut) people in Alaska.

It was created by the merger of two predecessor organizations: The Aleut League, formed in 1966, and the Aleutian Planning Commission, formed a few years later.

APIA was chartered in 1976 as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Alaska. APIA contracts with federal, state and local governments as well as securing private funding to provide a broad spectrum of services throughout the region. These services include health, education, social, psychological, employment and vocational training, and public safety services.

A 13-member Board of Directors governs the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. Each director serves a three-year term, represents one of 13 constituent Aleut Tribal Governments, and is appointed by the community’s tribal organization.

The board establishes overall policy and direction for APIA and appoints a president/chief executive officer to administer the Association.

APIA strives to provide self-sufficiency and independence of the Unangan/Unangas by advocacy, training, technical assistance and economic enhancement; assists in meeting the health, safety and well-being needs of each Unangan/Unangas community;works to promote, strengthen and ensure the unity of the Unangan; and strengthen and preserve Unangaxˆ cultural heritage.

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