Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s mission is to actively manage our businesses, our lands and resources, our investments and our relationships to enhance Iñupiaq cultural and economic freedom – with continuity, responsibility and integrity.

ASRC is a private, for-profit corporation that is owned by and represents the business interests of its approximately 13,000 Iñupiat shareholders in the villages of Point Hope, Point Lay, Wainwright, Atqasuk, Utqiaġvik, Nuiqsut, Kaktovik and Anaktuvuk Pass.

The corporation owns title to nearly 5 million acres of land on Alaska’s North Slope, which contain a high potential for oil, gas, coal and base metal sulfides. As a steward of the land, the corporation continuously strives to balance management of cultural resources with management of natural resources.

Consistent with the goals of ANCSA, ASRC’s earnings are employed for the benefit of its shareholders and, since inception, ASRC has distributed more than $1 billion in dividends directly to them.

True North, the Story of ASRC
An Emmy Award-winning documentary

Since its incorporation in the summer of 1972, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation has grown into the largest locally-owned and operated business in Alaska, a level of growth and expansion credited to the deliberate actions and decisions made by its board of directors as well as executive leaders. ASRC’s success has not come easy or by accident, with its course guided by a reliance on Iñupiaq values passed down through countless generations.

“True North, the Story of ASRC” is a 60-minute video production chronicling the company’s founders – the people of Alaska’s North Slope – from their fight for land before statehood and the signing of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, to the present-day strategic planning process to create additional opportunities for the corporation’s expanding pool of shareholder owners.

The documentary, which took more than two years to complete, won an Emmy Award from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in June of 2018.


The history of the people of Alaska’s North Slope reaches back 10,000 years and serves as the foundation upon which ASRC will continue to build in order to benefit future generations. As a company owned and operated by Iñupiaq, ASRC relies on the teachings of the region’s ancestors and lives by the values passed on through countless generations.

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation’s core values are the cornerstone of its success as a community partner and as a company: spirituality, respect for each other, our culture as Iñupiat, high performance, stewardship, our business relationships, resolution of conflict and integrity.

Iñupiaq know hard work at a cultural level. In our faces, you can see the strength, determination and inventiveness that flows from the very roots of our Iñupiaq culture. ASRC combines this with disciplined business practices to deliver high levels of performance and returns. The vast majority of ASRC’s shareholders call Alaska home, with nearly half residing on the North Slope – where generations of Iñupiat have raised their families.


The long and rich history of the Iñupiaq of Alaska’s North Slope reaches back thousands of years and serves as the foundation upon which we continue to build ASRC to benefit future generations.

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Our Lands

ASRC owns nearly 5 million acres of land on Alaska's North Slope, and is committed to developing these resources in a manner that respects Iñupiat subsistence values while ensuring proper care of the environment, habitat and wildlife.

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Our Communities

Alaska’s North Slope is a vast and ancient land that the Iñupiat have called home for more than 10,000 years. It is located on the northern slope of the Brooks Range, along the coast of the Chukchi Sea on the western side of Point Barrow, and the Beaufort Sea to the east. There are eight distinct villages in our region, each with a unique story to tell.

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