Subsistence is an integral part of our peoples’ lives. It is more than a necessary source of sustenance—it is a way to stay connected with our culture and pass traditions on to the next generation.

Subsistence resources

For more information on KIC’s land-use policies, contact the Lands Department.

KIC Lands Department
373 A Second Avenue
P.O. Box 1050
Kotzebue, AK 99752-1050
Phone – 907-442-3165
Fax – 907-442-2165


“I practice traditional subsistence activities with my son, just as my father did with me and he did with his father. This tradition goes back thousands of years. One of our most important purposes as a corporation — possibly our most important — is protecting our people’s subsistence rights.”

– Former KIC Board Chair Calvin Schaeffer