Dr. Haakanson accepted his position
to serve on the Alaska Native Science Commission in January 2002.
He is presently the Executive Director of the Alutiiq
Museum in Kodiak, Alaska. He became the director in September
of 2000 after completing his Ph.D. in Anthropology at Harvard University.
He serves as the museum's lead spokesperson and fund raiser. He
works with the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation board to enhance charitable
giving, increase collaboration with Kodiak's Alutiiq villages, manages
the museum staff, and represents the museum at public functions
and professional meetings.
Dr. Haakanson enjoys traveling,
working and sharing Alutiiq crafts with the youth in the villages
on Kodiak Island. He currently serves on the Alaska State Council
on the Arts and has been collaborating with European museums on
several projects, sharing his knowledge of Alutiig culture and heritage