Tribes

The Aleutian/Pribilof Region

Map of Active Volcanos in the Region

Map of Active Volcanos in the 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 13 communities represented by APIA are Akutan, Atka, Belkofski, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, Pauloff Harbor, Sand Point, St. George, St. Paul, 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.

 


Akutan

Location Photo courtesy of the Division of Community & Regional Affairs Akutan is located on Akutan Island in the eastern Aleutians, one of the Krenitzin Islands of the Fox Island...

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Atka

Location Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Atka is located on Atka Island, 1,100 air miles from Anchorage and 90 air miles east of Adak. It lies at approximately 52d 12m N...

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Belkofski

Location Photo courtesy of eubank-web.com Belkofski is located on a point at the eastern end of the Alaska Peninsula, 12 miles southeast of King Cove. It lies at approximately 55d...

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False Pass

Location Photo courtesy of nativeamericanencyclopedia.com False Pass is located on the eastern shore of Unimak Island on a strait connecting the Pacific Gulf of Alaska to the Bering Sea. It...

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King Cove

Location Photo courtesy of city-data.com King Cove is located on the south side of the Alaska Peninsula, on a sand spit fronting Deer Passage and Deer Island. It is 18...

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Nelson Lagoon

Location Photo courtesy of gci.net Nelson Lagoon is located on the northern coast of the Alaska Peninsula, on a narrow sand spit that separates the lagoon from the Bering Sea....

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Nikolski

Location Photo courtesy of aleutianenergy.org Nikolski is located on Nikolski Bay, off the southwest end of Umnak Island, one of the Fox Islands. It lies 116 air miles west of...

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Pauloff Harbor

Location Photo courtesy of unimak.us Pauloff Harbor is located in the Aleutian Island Chain on the northern coast of Sanak Island, 50 miles southeast of False Pass. It lies at...

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Sand Point

Location Photo courtesy of city-data.com Sand Point is located on Humboldt Harbor on Popof Island, off the Alaska Peninsula, 570 air miles from Anchorage. It lies at approximately 55d 20m...

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St George

Location Photo courtesy of alaska.usgs.gov St. George is located on the northeast shore of St. George Island, the southern-most of five islands in the Pribilofs. Over 210 species of birds...

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St. Paul

Location Photo courtesy of alaska-in-pictures.com St. Paul is located on a narrow peninsula on the southern tip of St. Paul Island, the largest of five islands in the Pribilofs. It...

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Unalaska

Location Photo courtesy of dced.state.ak.us Unalaska overlooks Iliuliuk Bay and Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Chain. It lies 800 air miles from Anchorage, a two- to three-hour...

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Unga

Location Photo courtesy of dced.state.ak.us Unga lies on the southeast coast of Unga Island, in the Shumagin Islands of the Aleutian Chain. It lies at approximately 55d 11m N Latitude,...

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