Annual Meeting

46th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association
February 27th – March 2, 2019
Nome, Alaska


Alaska Anthropology in the Age of Engagement: Communities, Collections and Collaboration


Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum


University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus


Keynote Speakers

Bernadette Yaayuk Alvanna-Stimpfle, Kawerak Eskimo Heritage Program
Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 12:00pm

Dr. Igor Krupnik, Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center
Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 6:00pm



  • Nome is served by Alaska Airlines with direct flights from Anchorage.

Shuttle Service

  • A complimentary shuttle service will be provided from the Nome Airport to hotels on: Wednesday, February 27 (Flight 151) and return service from hotels to the airport on: Saturday, March 2 (Flight 153).

Taxi Service

  • Checker Cab: 907-443-5211
  • Mr. Kab: 907-443-6000
  • The average fare is $6 one way anywhere in town.

Car Rental


Call to reserve a hotel room and give the code: Alaska Anthropological Association

Aurora Inn

  • (907) 443-3838
  • Aurora Inn is located next to the UAF Northwest Campus

Dredge No. 7 Inn and Sluicebox Suites

  • (907) 304-1270
  • Dredge No. 7 Inn is located a couple miles outside of town and can be reached via bike, taxi, or walking
  • Sluicebox Suites is located on the north side of town and is a five minute walk to UAF Northwest Campus

Nugget Inn

  • (907) 443-2323
  • Nome Nugget Inn is located on Front Street and is approximately a five minute walk to UAF Northwest Campus

Bed and Breakfasts


  • A number of Nome residents participate in Airbnb at various locations across town: details available at


The extreme cold of the arctic winter can be dangerous with the wind chill plunging the temperatures to as low as -60 F. A warm coat, hat, gloves, scarf, snow or ski pants, warm socks, and warm boots are all basic gear to bring with you to Nome.