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Tribe Cultural Programs

In revitalizing the shared customs, traditions, language of the Unangan people, the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska hosts an annual culture camp for the youth in Unalaska known as Camp Qungaayux. Students entering grades 4th-12th every summer gather at Humpy Cove to learn about the Aleut language, seal hunting, basket weaving, bentwood hat making, traditional cooking, and much more! Annual enrollment process begins in May. Contact the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska Office for more details.

McLees Lake Fish Monitoring Program

Through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Peninsula Management Area Salmon Weir Counts are provided to the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska for data purposes. On an annual basis, AF&G reaches out to the Qawalangin Tribe with personnel who are trained and educated on carrying out duties of this fish counting operation, and educates the Tribe's office on the importance of monitoring the lake. Through this monitoring program, the Tribe is provided daily reports and able to learn about bio-hazards in McLees Lake and is able to learn about potential effects to marine wildlife.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Roads Department:

Through the Bureau of Indian Affairs Roads Department, construction contracts are funded for maintenance on various roads in Unalaska. Working with the Ounalashka Corporation and engineering firms, the Qawalangin Tribe BIA Roads Department has been able to work on its most recent project with the City of Unalaska - the Summers Bay Bridge Road. 


Aleutian Housing Authority (AHA):


As sovereign nations, tribes are the direct recipients of federal funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Each tribe designates an entity to administer its housing programs with these federal dollars. Referred to as a Tribally Designated Entity, or TDHE, the Aleutian Housing Authority (AHA) is the Tribal housing organization whose mission is to contribute to the building of healthy, stable communities throughout the Aleutian/Pribilof region by being the primary provider of quality, affordable housing, and housing related support services; expanding and improving community infrastructure and being a major generator of opportunities for employment and economic development.  In past years, AHA has helped with local Alaskan Native Elder’s home rehabilitation which included upgraded ramp installments for wheelchairs and handicap accessible showers. Contact the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska Office for eligibility requirements.