History and Culture
History and Culture
Our parent company, Tanadgusix Corporation (TDX) is an Alaska Native Village Corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 to represent the Aleut people of St. Paul Island, Alaska. Under the terms of the Act, and subsequent amendments, TDX received a share of the Alaska Native Fund and the surface estate of 138,240 acres of land. Today, TDX has 520 shareholders and owns approximately 95% of the surface area of St. Paul Island.
Born in a Land of Extremes
St. Paul Island is the largest of the Pribilof Islands. This remote, windswept region lies in the middle of the Bering Sea, 240 miles north of the Aleutian Islands and 775 miles west of Anchorage. The island has an arctic maritime climate and is often battered by fierce storms, with gusts up to 109 mph, or encased in dense fog. Wind chill extremes range from -102°F to 83°F.
Skilled, Resourceful People
The Aleut Unangan people have inhabited the Aleutian Islands for thousands of years, where they became skilled navigators and hunters. In the 1700s, Russian fur harvesters enslaved the Aleuts and relocated many to St. Paul Island to hunt fur seals. The Aleuts of St. Paul are the descendants of these great hunters, whose tenacity and resourcefulness have led to great accomplishments at TDX.
The foundation for our success has always been the innovation and vision of our people. TDX companies were first rooted in the tourism industry, capitalizing on the island’s world-class birding opportunities. It soon expanded into the region’s booming fishing industry. And today, with centuries of experience in remote climates, it is a recognized leader in power generation, utility operations, and comprehensive renewable energy services. The corporation currently owns more than 22 operating business units with employees supporting interests and clients throughout the world. Together we strive to cultivate a corporation that provides economic stability and opportunity for our shareholders — and success for our clients.
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