Unalakleet Native Corporation

Who We Are

Unalakleet Native Corporation (UNC) is a for-profit corporation owned by shareholders awarded stock in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. We are located in Unalakleet, Alaska; on the Iditarod Trail between Anchorage and Nome. Unalakleet Native Corporation is an organization in the Alaskan Native corporation (ANC). UNC has a nine-member board holding elections for two-year terms. Today Unalakleet is a traditional village with a history of diverse culture and trade activity, the local economy is the most active in Norton Sound, and the traditional subsistence lifestyle uses its natural resources to survive utilizing fish, seal, caribou, moose, and bear.

The organization provides services to the local community with their: fuel facility, store, office rental building, office building, and large rental unit in Anchorage.

The city of Unalakleet was incorporated in 1974. The name Unalakleet means “from the southern side.” Unalakleet has long been a major trade center as the terminus for the Kaltag Portage, an important winter travel route connecting to the Yukon River.

What We Do

As an organization we currently own one subsidiary, Unalakleet Investments LLC. Unalakleet Investments, LLC was formed in 1999 with the initial 18 years focused on leasing buildings to the Federal Government. The past three years Unalakleet Investments, LLC has been 8 (a) certified, and recently this past year 2017, the company altered its focus and has a strategic vision for the firm to concentrate on developing capabilities relative to emerging initiative technology.

UNC adopted the local economic development plan applicable from 2014-2019, where they have a joint resolution to work with Unalakleet City Council and the Native Village of Unalakleet IRA Council to achieve the goals and standard city place by the City of Unalakleet.

Unalakleet Native Corporation organization serves the community and locals with its own fourteen-plex, eight-plex and residential housing rentals. The organization provides services to the local community with their: fuel facility, store, office rental building, office building, and large rental unit in Anchorage.

Our Services

The Native Corporation provides support locally and in surrounding areas of Alaska through the use of residential/commercial gas and home heating to fuel the community. The organization also operates a grocery store, fast food restaurant and a mechanics shop which also sells variety of items to people of Unalakleet.

Services provided by Unalakleet Native Corporation are: Gas, Heater Oil, Propane, a Mechanic Shop for automotive, ATV and snow machine, Rentals and apartments, Local Native Store, Lease to PO, NWC, NSEDC, and other offices. Priorities, Goals, and New business ideas: Subdivision Sales-10 lots available with road access, get roads put in to future lots, build more apartments, and increase clinic staff.

According to the joint resolution between, Unalakleet Native Corporation, Unalakleet City Council and the Native Village of Unalakleet IRA Council for the City of Unalakleet, UNC is the village corporation established under ANCSA and the purpose of the corporation is to serve the people community and businesses of the tribe by promoting economic opportunities that improve the economic, social, and environmental quality of life. The organizations in this joint resolution are responsible for the planning and implementation of economic development activities for the tribe in Unalakleet. Along with, community economic development strategy to guide the economic growth of the village in order to help increase local employment opportunities to foster a more stable and diversified economy and improve the quality of life for resident while maintain cultural heritage of the community.

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