Our home, Qizhjeh Vena, the ancestral homeland our people, the Dena’ina Athabascan of the Lake Clark and Six Mile Lake region. This place is where our people have lived and thrived for over ten thousand years, as we still do today.
Kijik Corporation (Kijik) was established under Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971. Kijik owns approximately 126,000 acres of surface estate around Lake Clark and Six Mile Lake. Our village, Nondalton is approximately 160 miles southwest of Anchorage. Kijik represents over 520 shareholders who are of Dena’ina descent.
Our homeland and culture is foundational to the mission and vision for our Corporation. Kijik and its subsidiaries are focused on creating ongoing value for shareholders and do this through responsibly managing our land and natural resources, as well as operating companies which provide a range of best-in-class services to our clients. This allows Kijik to deliver economic, employment, educational and cultural benefits to our people.
Kijik Corporation Board of Directors
- Betty Chilcott - Chairperson
- Eleanor Johnson – Vice-Chair
- Rhody Launders – Treasurer
- Kyle Kankanton – Secretary
- Darlene Nolan – Director
- Ashana Delkittie– Director
- Steve Hobson III – Director
- Amy DeBruhl – Director
- June Tracey – Director
- Emily Davenport
President and Chief Executive Officer