Our Region

Communities of the NANA Region

The NANA region’s 38,000 square miles are punctuated by eleven small cities, or villages, whose residents, our shareholders, use an area around each community for subsistence hunting, fishing and gathering. Our region’s villages are interrelated and interconnected, with the largest city – Kotzebue – serving as a “hub,” which today means it’s where most regional services are centralized, but in the past was the site of an important trade fair, whose participants came from even beyond the NANA region.


The communities of the NANA region are: Ambler, Buckland, Deering, Kiana, Kivalina, Kobuk, Kotzebue, Noorvik, Noatak, Selawik and Shungnak

Communities of the NANA Region

The NANA region’s 38,000 square miles are punctuated by eleven small cities, or villages, whose residents, our shareholders, use an area around each community for subsistence hunting, fishing and gathering. Our region’s villages are interrelated and interconnected, with the largest city – Kotzebue – serving as a “hub,” which today means it’s where most regional services are centralized, but in the past was the site of an important trade fair, whose participants came from even beyond the NANA region.


The communities of the NANA region are: Ambler, Buckland, Deering, Kiana, Kivalina, Kobuk, Kotzebue, Noorvik, Noatak, Selawik and Shungnak