ASRC History

Arctic 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 economic freedoms.

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

PO BOX 129 BARROW AK 99723 (907) 852-8633