Antler Arch in winter with setting sun in the background at Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.

Cook Inlet Region, Inc.

The Alaska Native people of the Cook Inlet Region have spent generations in accord with the land, growing with it, harvesting plants and animals from it, acting as its stewards. The land, with its abundant resources, is the reason Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) exists today. With 1.6 million acres of subsurface estate, CIRI is one of the largest private land owners in Southcentral Alaska. Its shareholders, descendants of those who benefited from and protected the region for hundreds of years, understand implicitly the importance of acting as responsible custodians of our lands and its resources.

CIRI is owned by more than 9,100 shareholders. Our Alaska Native shareholders are of Athabascan, Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup’ik, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Aleut/Unangax descent. The mission of CIRI is to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of our shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI shareholders and their families.

Video courtesy of Cook Inlet Region, Inc.

Celebrated Athabascan artist, basket maker and culture bearer, Daisy Demientieff (1935-2018) had a lifetime of experiences to share about being a Native Alaskan and woman in the Cook Inlet Region. Her legacy continues to live on.

For more information about Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated, visit the region’s website.