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The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska is a federally recognized Tribal Government on the Island of Unalaska.  The Tribe's  vision is to plan, develop and implement modernized remote island infrastructure that marshals the Unangan value “Tana}nangin I}ayuusalix an}a}iimchin a}na{txichin,” which means “Live with and respect the land, sea, and all nature.”

This level of respect commands an environmentally conscious approach to community growth clusters that (1) incorporate clean energy resources, green building, recycling, environmental cleanup, and land management; (2) improve the quality of life, health, and wellbeing of the Aleutian Islands’ Unangax̂ communities and disadvantaged community populations; (3) promote responsible economic growth that fosters job security for the Unangax̂ communities and disadvantaged community populations; and (4) provide opportunities to foster reparative/healing relationships with the federal, state and local governments.

The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska, an  Unangax̂ Tribe, is located on the Island of Unalaska in the Aleutian Chain, approximately 800 miles southwest of Anchorage at the intersection of the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea.

The Unangax̂ have over 10,000 years of rich history (including trade and travel) and heritage in this region, which is amongst the longest inhabited Native lands in North America. When Russian settlements of the Aleutian Islands brought about genocide and cultural revision, Unangan Tribes were the hardest hit. War forced the relocation of thousands of Unangan, threatened cultural preservation, and destroyed sacred island lands with environmental toxins. However, the Unangan ability to adapt, honed throughout the generations, has resulted in a strong and resilient Aleutian Islands’ communities today.


The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska, dedicated to bringing their displaced descendants back home, are highly integrated and vested in partnerships that promotes the economic development in the Aleutians that fosters environmentally sound and appropriate land and sea management that aligns with cultural preservation, subsistence and sustenance security, increased health and wellness, and opportunities that lead to financial independence and prosperity.




The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska strictly prohibits discrimination by its Tribal Council, staff, and business partners, as outlined in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, and the QTU policies and procedures as required by federal funding entities.  The Tribe has a zero tolerance policy for discrimination.

The Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska maintains strict compliance with administrative and financial requirements as outlined in 2 C.F.R. 200.  


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