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Who We Are

Founded in 1997, North Wind has grown to a group of companies that employ more than 2,000 professionals at 30+ offices across the continental U.S, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. Headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, North Wind is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC).​

Why We Exist

Preserve, strengthen, and enhance the welfare of our Alaska Native Shareholders and descendants, by providing predictable and sustainable outcomes that enrich both ​our employees and the communities we serve while honoring CIRI’s heritage.​

Our Vision

Deliver innovative solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges, making a lasting impact on the communities we serve.

Our Core Values

People First

Our greatest asset is our people

Client Advocacy

Unwavering commitment to meeting our client's needs and expectations


Dedicated to the well-being of our people and the environment


One team fostering mutual respect, empowering our people, & upholding accountability for all

Inclusion and Diversity

Embodying the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve

Our quality policy

North Wind is committed to providing the highest quality goods and services to our customers in a timely, cost-effective manner. We believe that quality is achieved through effective planning, control of operations, management and independent oversight, and process improvement. North Wind believes the foundation of the Quality Management System is built upon a culture where the primary objectives are customer focus, value, and quality improvement. All employees are expected to perform their responsibilities in accordance with the applicable Quality Management System requirements and strive for customer satisfaction and continual improvement.

Meet the Leadership Team

North Wind Culture


In 2010, North Wind was purchased by Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation. CIRI is one of 12 land-based Alaska Native regional corporations created by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 and benefits Alaska Native people who had ties to the Cook Inlet region and beyond.

CIRI is proudly owned by more than 9,100 shareholders, many of which of Alaska Native descent. CIRI’s Alaska Native shareholders represent a rich and diverse heritage, representing all Alaska Native cultures and regions of Alaska. Since inception, CIRI has paid over $1 billion in distributions and dividends to shareholders.

CIRI’s mission is to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of its shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI shareholders and their families.

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