NANA Regional Corporation (NANA) is an Alaska Native corporation. Formed in 1971 as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), NANA is a for profit corporation.
NANA is 100-percent indigenous owned. NANA’s more than 14,000 shareholders originated in the NANA region and are Iñupiat or descendants of the Iñupiat.
Iñupiat means “real people.” The Iñupiat have close ties to the land, and to each other. The ancestors of NANA shareholders inhabited northwest Alaska for more than 10,000 years.