Slope Regional Corporation was born of the needs of the Iñupiat people
of the Arctic to control our land, our way of life, and our destiny.
With an original base of 3,700 shareholders, today, ASRC represents
about 11,000 Iñupiat and works toward enhancing Iñupiaq cultural and
Although many people today know that ASRC is a successful, for-profit
corporation, few remember the many years of hard struggle – the many
dedicated individuals involved – in helping to establish and guide the
corporation over the years.
There are three distinct historical eras that make up the history of the Corporation:
- Pre ANCSA - Events that lead to the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
- ANCSA to 1990 - The formation of the Corporation
- 1990 to Present - Expanding the shareholder base and ASRC's businesses