The Kuukpik Corporation is an Alaska Native Village Corporation established in 1973 under the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The organization s business activities conducted are based on the economic opportunities provided by the oil and gas industries. It has several business partners, including Phillips Petroleum, British Petroleum and Anadarko Petroleum. The Kuukpik Corporation is also a contractor to the local area government, the North Slope Borough, through its joint ventures. The organization runs many local businesses, such as retail merchandising, hardware, fuel services and a contract post office. Its other partners include Kuukpik Northern Air Cargo, Kuukpik Fairweather Geophysical and Kuukpik NANA Management Services.