Nunagiksuq – a good land
KIC chose these lands based on the traditional subsistence needs of our Alaska Native shareholders, whose ancestors hunted there thousands of years ago. Our rich surface estate supports abundant wildlife, including moose, caribou, fish and waterfowl, and shareholders are encouraged to utilize the region for recreation as well as subsistence activities.
The geography of KIC land is heterogeneous, and encompasses towering mountains, lush tundra and prolific coastal and riverine environments. The Corporation currently owns approximately 208,000 acres in Northwest Alaska, with additional conveyances to be made in the future based on subsistence priorities.
KIC owns the surface acreage of these lands and NANA Regional Corporation owns the subsurface estate. For more information on NANA, visit nana.com.
Abundant local subsistence resources helped support our ancestors’ lifestyle and influenced the traditions that have shaped our culture and our beliefs. Today, many of our shareholders continue to practice a tradition of subsistence, passing Inupiat knowledge from Elder to youth — sustaining and nurturing our unique way of life.
Protecting the land is vital to ensuring our traditions are safeguarded for future generations, and to maintaining the vital subsistence resources that our shareholders depend upon.
KIC Lands Department
373 A Second Avenue
P.O. Box 1050
Kotzebue, AK 99752-1050
Phone – 907-442-3165
Fax – 907-442-2165