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.
Koniag Region – The Kodiak Archipelago
Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the United States and 80th largest 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.