Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corporation

Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corporation (KIC) is an Alaska Native Corporation organized to serve the Inupiat people of Kotzebue, a community above the Arctic Circle in Northwest Alaska.

KIC infuses the traditional values of the Inupiat people, who are descendants of Alaska’s first people, into its workplace culture and business partnerships. These values include adaptability, honesty, hard work, cooperation, integrity and a commitment to quality.

Bringing more than 40 years of experience in delivering exceptional service to our government customers.

Arctic Farming Story

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The landscape is virtually treeless around a coastal hub town above Alaska’s Arctic Circle, where even summer temperatures are too cold for boreal roots to take hold. Amid these unforgiving conditions, a creative kind of farming is sprouting up in the largely Inupiat community of Kotzebue. A subsidiary of a local … READ MORE >

With Farm Service Agency Help, Alaska Producers are Working to Meet the Demand for Local Food

As anyone who has visited the 49th State knows, Alaska is huge. It’s bigger than the next three largest states, Texas, California and Montana….combined! A land of extremes, Alaska’s rural communities face unique challenges: massive stretches of land that are permanently frozen (permafrost), long, dark winters, summer days where the sun never sets, 6,640 miles … READ MORE >


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Headquartered in Kotzebue, KIC was formed in 1973 as a village corporation under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 to enrich the lives of our Iñupiaq shareholders and descendants.

KIC is an Alaska Native corporation focused on creating new opportunities and services for our almost 2,000 shareholders, while preserving and promoting our traditional Inupiat values.

KIC employee spotlight: Elizabeth Koski

Elizabeth Koski, Alaska Universal Services new Vice President of Construction & Engineering, brings more than 20 years of experience in the architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry, Most recently she served as the vice president of business strategy and federal programs for Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming economic enterprise of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. There … READ MORE >

KIC improving shareholder communications and services

Paula Octuck has been hired as the new shareholder relations manager to help the company provide better service in the form of more accurate record-keeping, improved communication and increased employment opportunities for shareholders. “This new position is key to elevating the importance of our relationship with our shareholders,” said Will Anderson, KIC President. Earlier this … READ MORE >

Letter from the board chair

March 2016 Aarigaa! Hello, fellow shareholders. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we hope 2016 brings you a happy, healthy and prosperous year. This is an exciting time for KIC. The Board has been very busy working to improve the financial well-being of the Corporation. Most recently, we revisited our long-term initiatives … READ MORE >