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.
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.
– To promote self-sufficiency and independence of the Unangax by advocacy, training, technical assistance, and economic enhancement.
– To assist in meeting health, safety, and well-being of each Unangax community; and To promote, strengthen, and preserve the Unangax cultural heritage.