Welcome to the Alaska Anthropological Association

Founded in 1974, the Association is a statewide professional organization for people working, studying and interested in all areas of northern anthropology. Today, the Association has over 200 active members in Alaska, the United States and countries including Canada, France, Denmark, Norway, and Japan. For more than thirty years its members have helped to break new ground in basic and applied research, to build collaborations between researchers and communities, and to foster public knowledge and interest in circumpolar cultural heritage. The Association’s annual meetings are an international forum for projects in archaeology, linguistics, cultural studies, oral history, medical anthropology, museum exhibitions, cultural resource management, human genetics, and more. Our peer-reviewed publications – the Alaska Journal of Anthropology and Aurora monograph series – hold a growing and respected place in the literature of the north.

The Alaska Anthropological Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that depends on dues, contributions, and the volunteer efforts of its members. It offers student, regular, and institutional memberships, all including an annual subscription to the Alaska Journal of Anthropology.

December 13, 2018

Call for Conference Presentations – Kohklux Map: 150 Years

Kohklux Map: 150 Years October 25-27, 2019 Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Whitehorse Co-sponsored by the Yukon Historical and Museums Association (Whitehorse, Yukon) and Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center (Klukwan, Alaska) Deadline for Proposals: April 30, 2019 2019 will mark the 150th anniversary of the drawing of the Kohklux Map. Chilkat leader Kohklux and his wives drew . . . MORE
November 24, 2018

University of Washington, Assistant Professor of Health and Environment in Arctic Indigenous Communities

Sent on behalf of Nives Dolšak, Search Committee Chair, University of Washington Inviting applications for a position of an Assistant Professor of Health and Environment in Arctic Indigenous Communities We would appreciate your assistance in letting those you know who may be interested that The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) and the Department . . . MORE
November 06, 2018

Alutiiq Museum Seeks Educational Outreach Coordinator

Do you enjoy talking to people? Are you interested in Alutiiq history? The Alutiiq Museum seeks a friendly, organized person to coordinate our educational programs and resources. The Educational Outreach Coordinator will work 30 hours a week, Tuesday through Saturday, as a member of the museum’s professional team. To apply, please submit a cover letter, . . . MORE