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.

February 12, 2020

Call for 2021 conference host site!

The board is currently seeking proposals from organizations or agencies to organize and host the 2021 Alaska Anthropological Association annual meeting. This is an exciting opportunity to draw attention to your organization’s work and highlight your community while providing hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for student or volunteer involvement! If you wish for your organization . . . MORE
January 27, 2020

Passing of artist Ron Senungetuk

Artist Ronald Senungetuk of Homer died on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 after a long illness. Ron Senungetuk was Inupiat, a sculptor, silversmith and wood carver of massive cultural influence as an artist, educator and mentor. Click here for more…  
January 21, 2020

Deadline extended!

The deadline for individual papers, posters, and organized sessions at the 47th Annual Alaska Anthropological Association meeting has been extended until January 31, 2020! Click here for more information on the conference: https://www.alaskaanthropology.org/annual-meeting/