Shareholder News

Chairman’s Letter

Dear shareholders, The informal shareholder meeting was held on May 31 here in Kotzebue. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to those shareholders who were nominated for the seats open on this year’s Board of Directors. Serving as a member of the board is an important responsibility. A director spends many evenings away … READ MORE >

Student Spotlight – Paige McConnell

Young KIC Shareholder descendant Paige McConnell hopes to soon be a teacher at June Nelson Elementary School. She is using a KIC scholarship to study for a bachelor’s degree in elementary education remotely through University of Alaska Fairbanks while living at home in Kotzebue. But when Paige graduates and shows up for her first day … READ MORE >

Local eatery features Arctic Greens Produce

Holy bulgogi! Gram’s food truck is closing. But don’t panic: the owners are just moving the beloved Kotzebue eatery to a sit-down restaurant. Anyone who has flown into or out of Kotzebue in the last year knows Gram’s Food Truck, which has been parked at the airport since last July. For one, because it’s the … READ MORE >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Employee Spotlight: Daisy Schumacher

Daisy Schumacher started working for KIC as an accountant in October 2010. This is the first time she’s worked at a for-profit Native corporation. She has a background working for nonprofit tribal entities as accountant/office manager. One of her most interesting endeavors was starting a tribal bingo hall. In one of the better years, the … READ MORE >

Obama becomes first U.S. president to visit Arctic Alaska

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