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.

Midnight Sun pulls off impressive feat in D.C.

KIC’s D.C.-area subsidiary Midnight Sun Technologies LLC (Midnight Sun or MST) recently completed a major building renovation for the General Services Administration on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The 11,000-square-foot project included high-end architectural and technical upgrades to the FDA’s Great Room on its White Oak Campus in Silver Springs, Maryland. … READ MORE >

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 >


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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.

Letter from the president

When preparing to go out on a hunting trip, every hunter knows there are no guarantees. Even the most experienced hunter can go to the right location, at the right time of year and still come back empty-handed. Hunting takes persistence, careful planning, and sometimes just a bit of good luck. But a skilled hunter … READ MORE >

Employee Spotlight: IT Manager Clark “Bud” Gudmundson (Quaqsrii)

Clark “Bud” Gudmundson (Quaqsrii) was named by the late Della Keats. Raised in Kotzebue, he has a complex, important job at our Native corporation. Clark is KIC’s IT manager, responsible for overseeing and maintaining the computer and information-technology (IT) systems for KIC and all of our subsidiary companies across the country. In other words, he’s … 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 >