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".
Bidarkas at Kodiak, Alaska, circa
In 1973, NOK had 542 original shareholders. This number has grown
significantly over the years through share gifting and inheritance
and NOK's 54,200 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.