Commitment to Community
Sharing, hard work, and cooperation are critical values in the NANA region. At Akima, we reflect those values by giving back—both in the region and in the communities in which our employees live and work. Our work enables the Iñupiat of the NANA region of Alaska to provide for their community in many ways. From cultural preservation to employment opportunities to education, our shareholders have created an asset that will sustain them for generations to come.
Akima supports a variety of programs focused on providing assistance to small businesses and economic initiatives in the NANA region, including grants, loans, human capital development, and infrastructure such as hotels and hospitals.
Akima contributes to scholarship programs, STEM programs for school-aged children, and college internships that provide youth with the opportunities and education they need to help their communities thrive.
To ensure that individuals in the region have what they need to live in the harsh Arctic landscape, Akima supports critical direct assistance programs such as energy assistance, support for village Elders, funeral expense assistance, and shareholder dividends.
Shareholder relations coordinators in each village help with job placement, and NANA companies such as Akima give our Iñupiat shareholders hiring preference when they apply for a job.
From language programs to sports such as the Native Youth Olympics to cultural preservation summer camps, income from Akima helps ensure that future generations will continue to understand and shape Iñupiat culture.