Tunista Construction is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Calista Corporation (Calista). Calista is an Alaska Native Regional Corporation, established in 1971 under the Alaska Native Lands Claims Settlement Act to serve as a means of creating economic opportunities for approximately 12,500 Alaska Native Shareholders in Southwest Alaska.
The Calista Region includes 56 villages, which are incorporated into 46 individual village corporations. Eighty-two percent (82%)
of the population is all or part Alaska Native and the region’s Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Athabascan societies are some of the most intact Alaska Native societies. Many of the region’s residents continue to practice a traditional native lifestyle of speaking their native languages, performing cultural customs and practicing a subsistence way of life.
The Calista region includes the villages of the Lower Yukon River, the Central and Lower Kuskokwim River, Nunivak Island and the cost of the Bering Sea – from the mouth of the Yukon River to Cape Newenham. The entire area encompasses over 58,000 square miles, with little to no road access, making them accessible only by boat, plane, snow machine or ATVs.