The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. is the federally recognized tribal organization of the 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 Association. The term of office of each director shall be determined solely by each of the respective villages entitled to appoint or elect a representative to the Board.
The board establishes overall policy and direction for APIA and appoints a president/chief executive officer to administer the Association.
To provide self-sufficiency an independence of the Unangan/Unangas by advocacy, training, technical assistance and economic enhancement;
To assist in meeting the health, safety and well-being needs of each Unangan/Unangas community;
To promote, strengthen and ensure the unity of the Unangan; and
To strengthen and preserve Unangaxˆ cultural heritage.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.