We are deeply saddened to hear our eldest UIC Shareholder of Record Elder Wesley Aiken passed away today, Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.
Wesley was a highly respected, retired whaling Captain, church elder and leader, land claims, rights activist, and more importantly a revered hunter, fisherman, and harvester of traditional Iñupiat foods from the air, land, and sea of the Arctic North Slope.
Wesley always found the time to share his traditional knowledge and wisdom to encourage all Inupiat people to work for the betterment of our region, especially our families.
On behalf of all UIC Shareholders, we respectfully offer our utmost respect and sincere, heartfelt condolences to the Aiken families.
President Delbert Rexford and the UIC Board of Directors