The 2020 Census is in process

The week of February 17: Atqasuk, Utqiaġvik, Point Lay, Wainwright, and Kaktovik March 2-8: Anaktuvuk Pass, Point Hope, and Nuiqsut U.S. Census Bureau personnel are in Utqiaġvik, Atqasuk, Point Lay, Wainwright, and Kaktovik for the next few weeks, and soon after, more North Slope communities will take their turn. Please make sure you and your …

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Elder Wesley Aiken passes away

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, …

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Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) instrumental in village relocation

Threatened by frequent, storm-driven erosion and flooding, the village of Newtok located on the Ninglick River in Southwest Alaska has been in the process of relocating nine miles up-river to Nelson Island and the new village site of Mertarvik since early summer. Bowhead Transport, LLC, a subsidiary of UIC, was busy for most of the …

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