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ASRC Announces Decision to Drop Membership of Alaska Federation of Natives

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is issuing the following statement regarding its decision to drop its membership of the Alaska Federation of Natives, or AFN.


“The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation board of directors has voted unanimously to withdraw the Corporation’s membership from the Alaska Federation of Natives, effective December 31, 2019.

With this decision, ASRC intends to focus on the various needs within Alaska’s North Slope, where there is an increased degree of alignment as well as additional efficiencies related to shared geography and other interests. ASRC had been discussing this decision with in-region delegates and member organizations for more than a year.

ASRC wishes the AFN and its member organizations well in their future endeavors.”


No other statement will be made at this time.

About ASRC

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation’s shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to approximately 13,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 13,500 people across Alaska and the Lower 48. The company has six major business segments: government contract services, petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, industrial services, construction, and resource development.


Ty Hardt
Sr. Director of Communications
3900 C Street Suite 801
Anchorage, AK 99503-5963

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