On March 30, 1973, the people of Barrow gathered to decide how to shape our village corporation, which came into being through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. These future shareholders selected “Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation” as its name, to honor the town’s ancestral heritage.
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC), the Alaska Native Village Corporation for Barrow, AK, is our parent company. Alaska Business Monthly consistently ranks UIC as one of the largest Alaskan-owned and operated companies, with over 2,000 employees worldwide. UIC and its family of companies provide a wide range of services in Alaska and beyond. Transportation, Construction, Architecture and Engineering, Oilfield Services, Technical and Professional Services and Maintenance and Manufacturing are some of the comprehensive services available. More information about UIC is available on the web at uicalaska.com or you can contact UIC for a free information package at 907-852-4460 or at PO Box 890, Barrow, AK. 99723.