Village of Wainwright staff:
Rose Panik, Tribal Administrator
Amy Ekak Environmental Coordinator
Della Driggs Administrative Assistant
The Village of Wainwright is the governing body for Tribal matters and is a sovereign government recognized by the federal government. Its mission is to preserve and exercise the Tribe’s inherent sovereign rights and powers, to conserve and develop Tribal land and resources pursuant to Tribal law, custom and federal law, and to establish justice.
The Olgoonik Corporation, Wainwright’s village corporation, was established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. It owns more than 175,000 acres of land surrounding Wainwright. The Corporation’s Iñupiat board of directors is guided by a two-fold company mission, to gain financial success in order to create shareholder opportunity, and nurture and protect the community and its heritage.
Village of Wainwright
Tribal Council members:
Blair Patkotak, President
Edwin Tazruk Vice President
Edward Kagak, Secretary
Roy W. Ekak, Treasurer
Simon Aguvluk, Member
Muriel Panik Member