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

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 >



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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