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Barrow is an Iñupiat village with archaeological evidence of human habitation dating back to 800 AD, one of the oldest inhabited town sites in the United States. In the Inupiaq language, it’s called “Ukpeaġvik”, which means “the place where we hunt snowy owls”.

Famous for being a crossroads for thousands of migratory bird species and located close to a diverse and abundant concentration of other wildlife, hunting and gathering are not only an Iñupiat tradition but mandatory means of survival in Arctic Alaska. Seasonal hunts for whales, seals, walrus, caribou, and ducks continue on today as they did when the area was first settled thousands of years ago.

Today, Barrow serves as a central community for the smaller, outlying villages, and its population of more than 4,300 residents makes it one of Alaska’s larger villages.

UIC Tukkumavik Suites is a subsidiary of Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation.

Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is one of Alaska’s largest companies and is headquartered in Barrow, Alaska – the northernmost point in America. As an Alaska Native Corporation, UIC provides social and economic resources to over 2,900 Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants.

UIC’s core business practice commitments are Safety, Quality, Business Ethics, and Shareholder Development and Value.