Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corporation (KIC), headquarted in Kotzebue, Alaska, was created in 1973 as a Village corporation pursuant to the terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. There are currently 1,953 KIC shareholders.
KIC’s total combined assets are approaching $7 million, not including approximately 160,000 acres of land within the northwest Alaska region. The number of people employed by KIC ranges from 40 to 100, depending on seasonal factors. Emphasis is placed on hiring and training KIC shareholders. Native preference is given in all hiring actions.