Mission & Values


Iñupiat Ilitqusiat Values

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for our people by maximizing economic growth, protecting and enhancing our lands and promoting healthy communities with decisions, actions and behaviors inspired by our Iñupiat Ilitqusiat values consistent with our core principles.


Iñupiat Iļitqusiat is that which makes us who we are. Our traditional values are the foundation of NANA. We embody these values in our words and actions.

Knowledge of family tree Humor
Love for children Humility
Avoid conflict Respect for Elders
Knowledge of language Spirituality
Cooperation Respect for others
Family roles Respect for nature
Sharing Domestic skills
Hard work Hunter success
Responsibility to tribe

Core Principles

  • Honesty and integrity govern our activities.
  • Commitments made will be fulfilled.
  • Everyone will be treated with dignity and respect.
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