Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.

Real People Providing Real Solutions

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About Us

Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc. is an Alaska Native Village Corporation specializing in Government Products and Services, Commercial Real Estate, Hunting, Fishing, Tourism, and Lands Management. We represent the Sugpiat natives of the villages of Akhiok and Kaguyak located on Southern Kodiak Island.

Sugpiat means “Real People.” The Sugpiat Family of Companies are,
"Real People, Providing Real Solutions."

It is the way our native people of the Kodiak Archipelago described ourselves prior to Western contact. Sugpiat culture is strong in the hearts, stories, and songs of our people, and is shared though the memories taught by our elders.

AKI values the revitalization of our Sugpiat heritage
through Shareholder outreach programs.

Company History

Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc. (AKI) was incorporated on June 29, 1979, as a result of the merger of Natives of Akhiok, Inc. and Natives of Kaguyak, Inc., both originally incorporated as Alaska Native Village Corporations under the Alaska Natives Claims Settlement Act of 1971.

Real estate served as the initial investment of the corporation and on November 6, 1996 1400 W Benson, LLC was formed with the purchase of a 5-story, 59,965 square foot, Class-A office building in Anchorage, Alaska.

On February 13, 2002 Olga Bay, Inc. was incorporated. Olga Bay, Inc. focuses on commercial hunting, fishing, and tourism including bear and wildlife viewing, archaeological hikes, and art and photo tours, to fund the monitoring and protection of AKI lands on Southern Kodiak Island.

In 2017, AKI Board of Directors resolved to enter into Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) 8(a) Federal contracting. After an extensive search, a new CEO with vast experience in ANC Government contracting was hired. The new leadership created a vision for a Sugpiat Family of Companies. Sugpiat is the Alutiiq word meaning Real People. In December 2017, Sugpiat Group, LLC was formed to foster entry into Government Services as AKI’s flagship 8a company – Real People providing Real Solutions to the Government. Sugpiat Group uses an asset light business model to deliver leading-edge technologies.

Shortly after, Jadin Tech, LLC was acquired on January 2, 2018. Jadin Tech delivers diversified consulting services focused customized solutions through leading-edge technologies to produce enhanced efficiencies, and cost reductions ensuring our customers achieve success.

We remain focused on growth and returning value to our shareholders by investing our financial assets to provide healthy returns far into the future.

The Alaska Native Advantage

  • Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) may be awarded sole-source contracts of any size. They are exempt from the 8(a)sole-source thresholds of $4 million for service contracts, and $6.5 million for manufacturing contracts (FAR 19.805-1)
  • ANC sole-source awards cannot be protested [CFR 124.517 (a)]
  • The ‘Head of Agency’ thresholds for native 8(a) contracts from $22-93 million is no longer at the head of agency level and can be delegated to a lower level within the agency
  • The approval threshold should NOT be seen as a barrier to awarding these contracts
  • ANCs may own multiple 8(a) companies [13 CFR 124.109 (c)(2)(iii)]
  • Where the prime contractor has been directed by the Government to use a specific source for parts, supplies, components subassemblies or services, the costs associated with those purchases will be considered as part of the cost of materials, not subcontracting costs [13 CFR 125.6 (b)(7)]
  • Small Business Administration defines all Alaska Native Corporations as Indian Tribes for purposes of eligibility for special programs (13 CFR 100)
  • The size of a tribal 8(a) is independent of the size of its tribe and any other business enterprise owned by the tribe [13CFR 124.112(c)(iii)]
  • “Indian organizations and Indian-owned economic enterprises shall have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in performing contracts awarded by Federal agencies.” (FAR 26.102)

Mission & Vision

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Mission

Delivering value-based solutions to our clients with corporate excellence reflecting our Sugpiat heritage.

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Vision

Provide enrichment of future generations while honoring our elders and heritage through sustainable growth of company, shareholder programs and dividends.

Values

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Enduring People

We are a culture that has existed for thousands of years and we make our decisions with the understanding that we will continue to prosper as a distinct people. Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc. is focused on growth and returning value to our shareholders by providing educational opportunities for our youth, ensuring stewardship of our land, and investing our financial assets to provide healthy returns far into the future.

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Coming Together

Our shareholders come from diverse circumstances, living in remote Alaska villages to large cities throughout the world, and from respected elders to our exuberant youth. We embrace our diversity and recognize that it is a source of strength to help us grow and prosper.

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Heritage and Culture

Throughout history the native community on Kodiak Island has repeatedly demonstrated its resilience and ability to adapt during periods of assimilation. As a result of our early contact with Russian explorers, and later with other western societies, we became separated from many elements of our traditional culture. AKI places the highest priority on maintaining a connection with our Sugpiat culture, and showing pride in our heritage with the way we manage the company and interact with our clients.

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Planning Ahead with a Timeless Perspective

The Alutiiq people of the Kodiak Archipelago have traditionally relied on the land and sea for subsistence and our livelihood. We have always been sensitive to the cycles of the seasons and have recognized the need to plan ahead in order to be prepared for the future. As a corporation, we seek to embrace this forward-looking focus in order to prepare our youth for a technology-driven world, while never losing sight of the hard-work and perseverance that defined our ancestors and binds our culture even today.

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As a Small Disadvantaged Business able to qualify in all NAICS, we invite teaming opportunities with industry partners.

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