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Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA)

The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association is a non-profit tribal organization of the Aleut people in Alaska providing services including cultural heritage, health, education, social, psychological, employment, vocational training, environment, natural resources and public safety services.  APIA joined the ABSI LCC Steering Committee in November 2012.

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.

The mission of APIA is:

  • 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 Unangax cultural heritage.
The APIA is represented on the ABSI LCC Steering Committee by Karen Pletnikoff (Vice Chair).


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