Fueled By the Past to Drive Future Success
Walking in Two Worlds with One Spirit
For 10,000 years, the people of the NANA region successfully fought for survival in one of the harshest environments on earth. When faced with the challenges that modernization, globalization, and changes in climate brought, they continued that success, forming enterprises that would help them thrive in the modern world. The work they do through Akima allows them to prosper in both traditional Iñupiat subsistence living and in modern life, and to “walk in two worlds with one spirit.” The hard work and resilience that allowed NANA’s shareholders to flourish in the Arctic has also led to success in their modern enterprises. The Iñupiat live by three core principles that govern both their traditional way of life and the way we do business.
Honesty and Integrity Govern our Activities
Integrity is at the core of our corporate values. We are transparent and open in our business dealings and take responsibility for our decisions, statements, and actions.
Commitments Made Will be Fulfilled
Like generations of Iñupiat hunters who knew that honoring their commitments could be the difference between life and death in their communities, we stand by each commitment we make, and deliver on our promises with no excuses.
Everyone Will be Treated with Dignity and Respect
Our Iñupiat shareholders learned to treat their environment and community with respect, as every person is integral to the community’s survival. We treat our customers, our employees, and our shareholders with that same respect, recognizing the dignity in every human being.