The Aleutian/Pribilof Region
The Aleutian Islands extend westward over 1,100 miles from the southwestern corner of the Alaska mainland, and include the Pribilof Islands which lie to the north. This area is distributed over an area of approximately 100,000 square miles, a region slightly larger than Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland combined. This area is also a heavily active volcanic region.
The 12 communities represented by APIA are Akutan, Atka, Belkofski, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, Pauloff Harbor, Sand Point, St. George, Unalaska, and Unga. Other communities that are a part of the Aleutian Chain, but not a part of APIA are: Adak, Amchitka, and Attu.
The Aleut people have traditionally been stewards of the land, coastal waters, and the resources in the Aleutian/Pribilof Region.