NOK History

The shareholders of Natives of Kodiak, Inc. are the descendants of the original inhabitants of Kodiak Island. Natives of Kodiak, Inc. (NOK) is an Alaska Native Urban Corporation, incorporated in 1973 as a for-profit corporation organized under Alaska Law and pursuant to the 1971 federal Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (16 USC B 1601 et seq.), commonly referred to as “ANCSA”.

Historic Photo - Kodiak
Bidarkas at Kodiak, Alaska, circa 1898-99

In 1973, NOK had 542 original shareholders. This number has grown significantly over the years through share gifting and inheritance and NOK’s 54,500 corporate shares are now held by nearly 800 shareholders who reside across Alaska and rest of the United States.

NOK is managed by its President and CEO who is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors comprised of elected NOK shareholders.