About Us

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Alaska Anthropological Association is to serve as a vehicle for maintaining communication among people interested in all branches of anthropology; to promote public awareness and support for anthropological activities and goals; to foster knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Alaska Native and circumpolar cultural heritage; to work in collaboration with indigenous communities on all aspects of research and education; and to facilitate the dissemination of anthropological works in both technical and non-technical formats.


The Alaska Anthropological Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a president and a five-member board of directors. Officers are elected from the membership of the Association to serve two-year terms. They meet at least three times a year to provide leadership and oversee the Association business. One board meeting occurs as part of the Association’s annual meeting.

Download Governance Documents

  1. Articles of Incorporation (107.1 KB)

  2. Constitution and Bylaws (175.9 KB)
    Amended 2015

  3. Appendices I and II (70.1 KB)
    Amended 2013

  4. Conflict of Interest Policy (62.8 KB)
    Amended 2009

  5. Anti-Harassment Policy (186.8 KB)