Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Celebrate with us
Lighting the Language
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Downtown Marriott Hotel Ballroom
Formal or Cultural Attire
Join us for the
APIA Gala 2018 where you will be treated to a formal dinner, cultural
dances by the Anchorage Unangax̂ (Aleut)
Dancers, games, and a silent and live auction.
This year’s program will celebrate Unangam
Tunuu, the language of the Unangax̂ people. Participants of APIA's Unangam Tunuu
program will share the experiences of their journey to learn and teach
their heritage language. As partners of a regional language team focused
on language revitalization, program participants work together to achieve a
shared long term goal of creating more speakers and teachers of Unangam tunuu
in order to keep our language alive!
Auctioneers April Brown and Rob Hyatt will lead
a live and silent auction and games that engage the audience. Auction
items will include unique Aleut art and crafts, travel packages, local art and
merchandise, and much more.
We look forward to seeing
you for a fun and eventful evening at the APIA Gala 2018 as we “Light our
The Aleutian Pribilof Islands
Association, Inc. (APIA) is the federally recognized, 501 (c)(3) non-profit
tribal organization of the Unangax̂ (Aleut) people of Alaska. The 1976 merger of two
predecessor organizations - the Aleut League, and the Aleutian Planning
Commission - led to its formation. Our focus is to promote the overall
economic, social, and cultural development of our beneficiaries, and to provide
the best health care and social services possible for the Unangax̂ people and all
APIA's Mission Statement: To provide self-sufficiency and independence of the Unangax̂ people by advocacy, training, technical assistance, and economic enhancement; To assist in meeting the health, safety, and well-being of each Unangax̂ community; To promote, strengthen, and ensure the unity of the Unangax̂; and, To strengthen and preserve the Unangax̂ cultural heritage.
1131 E. Int'l Airport Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99518