Who We Are


To develop economic opportunities through innovative business diversification while preserving our culture through creation of shareholder opportunities for economic and social self sufficiency.

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To be an Alaskan Native Corporation that is the standard for corporate growth, cultural preservation, and economic self sufficiency.



Ethical Conduct

Strong ethics is a cornerstone of our company culture and guides all our decision-making. Our code of conduct applies from the board room throughout our organization and its subsidiaries in order to foster and promote honesty, fairness, trustworthiness, accountability and respect for others.



Far West and all subsidiaries value and demonstrate integrity as an organization and individuals. We are led by our traditional values and commitment to our community and shareholders.



Our strength comes from within, from our shareholders. Far West is dedicated to respecting and preserving the cultural lands and heritage of our shareholders and continuing to deliver beneficial dividends for our people.


Corporate Citizenship

Far West seeks to extend our traditional values beyond our core business and create avenues for meaningful communication and opportunities for our shareholders and the communities in which we live and work.


Cultural Heritage

We honor our Alaska Native heritage and values as descendants of the Sugpiaq with roots in Chignik Bay. Far West works for our shareholders so they can live, learn and thrive by working to preserve our traditions for generations to come.



We continually strive for improvement. Ongoing education and support for board and employees keeps our business strong, which is good for us, our partners and customers, and our shareholders as we commit to high quality practices.


Our people have occupied the lands in and around Chignik Bay for over 10,000 years.

Chignik Bay is located on the southern Alaska Peninsula, an area known for its remoteness, volcanic activity, and an abundance of salmon and sea life. The people of the region are descendants of the Aleut and Alutiiq/Sugpiaq first people, Russian fur traders, and Scandinavian fishermen.

The huge winds arising from the coastal storms at Chignik Bay inspired the Alutiiq people who lived here to name this village “Cirniq”, meaning “big wind” in the Alutiiq language.

History of Far West Inc.

Far West Inc. was founded in 1973 to manage the land and surface rights received in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Since that time, FWI has acquired real estate in Chignik Bay, and in 2002 started Far West Ventures, Inc. (FWVI) to provide a vehicle for business development for the Corporation.

FWVI managed both commercial construction and federal government services contracts as a small, SBA 8(a) certified company. In 2011, FWI developed a new subsidiary to enter the SBA 8(a) program. Angayut, LLC has been successful at providing federal government administrative services.

Angayut operations are located in Maryland, Virginia and Georgia. FWI also established Castle Cape Holding, LLC to provide administrative services to the subsidiaries. FWI is headquartered in Anchorage, AK. FWI will continue to expand its business lines using both existing companies and new subsidiaries in order to provide for our shareholders.


Today, FWI has over 500 Alaska Native and Native descendant shareholders some live in our traditional home in Chignik Bay, while others live around Alaska, the United States, and across the world!

What is an Alaska Native Corporation?

In 1971, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, known as ANCSA, was signed into law by President Nixon.

ANCSA is the largest land claims settlement in United States history. ANCSA also provided for the creation of Native regional corporations and individual village corporations within each region.

The settlement resolved the issues around the land claims of Alaska Native peoples by transferring government-held titles of Alaska land to twelve Alaska Native regional corporations and more than 200 village corporations created under the Act.

The lands, assets, and businesses are owned by the shareholders of the Alaska Native Corporations. Each corporation is a for-profit organization with unique social responsibilities to preserve and benefit Alaska Native peoples and cultures.

Far West Inc., is the Alaska Native Village Corporation that stewards our lands and resources to benefit the traditional people of Chignik Bay, on the remote southern end of the Alaska Peninsula.

What do we do?

We invest in organizations, subsidiaries, and people to maximize the return on investment for our shareholders and preserve our heritage and traditional way of life.

Our investments are thoughtful, diligent, and focused on long-term success for our shareholders, their families, and our corporation.

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