Our heritage drives our success

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From housing to hardware, our local investments are designed to enhance life in Kotzebue.

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The traditional values of the Inupiat have served our people well for thousands of years.

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KIC owns 166,000 acres of land, primarily chosen to support the substance needs of our shareholders.

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Our shareholder benefits range from dividends and scholarships to energy assistance.


What’s going on with your corporation

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 >



Givifaaqtuq – to stand proudly

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 Inupiat shareholders and descendants.

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

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