Our Alaska Native Heritage

Koniag, Inc.

Koniag, Inc. is one of 13 regional Native corporations established by Congress under the terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 to settle the aboriginal land claims of Alaska Native people.

Nine members of the Board of Directors were elected by Native shareholders.
3,879 shareholders descended from the Kodiak Archipelago.
The Koniag land is comprised of 145k acres of surface estate and approximately 990k acres of subsurface estate in the Kodiak region.
Koniag business operations are comprised of 19 subsidiaries and many federal contractors who participate in the SBA’s 8(a) program.

Koniag Region – The Kodiak Archipelago

Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the United States and 80th largest in the world.

The region is composed of seven communities: The city of Kodiak and six remote Alaska Native (Alutiiq) villages.
The Kodiak Island Borough population is ~13,500.
Kodiak Island is home to the largest bears in the world.

The Alutiiq People (Sugpiaq)

The Suqpiaq (or Alutiiq) are an indigenous people from the coastal communities in south-central Alaska, most of whom reside in the Koniag Archipelago.

The Suqpiaq have lived on the island for an estimated 10,000 years. They have a rich culture, traditionally living a coastal subsistence lifestyle that makes use of ocean and land resources such as salmon, halibut, whale, berries, and land mammals.