Yulista is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calista Corporation. As an Alaska Native Corporation, we proudly honor our Alaskan values in everything we do. The work we perform directly benefits over 37,000 Alaska Native Shareholders from the Calista Region. Learn more about Calista Corporation and its Shareholders at the Calista Corporation website

Calista received land patents for 4,997,263 acres from the federal government making it the second largest corporation established under ANCSA.

The Calista Regions is 58,000 square miles and home to 56 Alaska Native villages.


Square miles


Villages Call Calista Home

Less than 20%

of the Calista Region is being utilized

The Calista region is located along the banks of the lower Yukon and the middle and lower Kuskokwim Rivers, Nunivak Island, and portions of the Bering Sea coast. No roads connect the villages in the Region, making them only accessible by boat, plane, snow machine or four wheelers.

In the past 50 years, regional corporations have enriched the lives of their Shareholders and Descendants.

Alaska becomes the 49th state in the US

Alaska becomes the 49th State in the US.After the annual introduction of various statehood bills H.R. 7999 passed in the House on May 28, 1958, passed in the Senate on June 30, 1958 and was signed into law by the President on July 7, 1958. Alaska's statehood was proclaimed on January 3, 1959, by President Dwight Eisenhower.

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

The Calista Corporation was established and eventually formed subsidiary companies, including Yulista.Our nation’s president signed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to help protect the sacred connection between Alaskan natives and their land, while also fostering socio-economic opportunities. Heartbreaking lessons learned from our nation’s history prompted a better strategy for cultural stewardship to coexist with progress. The Calista Corporation was established and eventually formed subsidiary companies, including Yulista.

Yulista Begins Work In Huntsville

Yulista begins work in Huntsville in 2002.Yulista had been working hard to be profitable. The Army awarded Yulista the Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) with just one employee in Huntsville, Alabama. This contract paved the way for it to move toward opportunities in Alabama and grow into a multi-state and multinational company serving the Department of Defense and federal agencies working across the globe.

2,000 Team Members Across 28 States

Calista Corporation is owned by over 33,000 Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Athabascan Shareholders with ancestral ties to southwest Alaska.Calista Corporation is owned by over 37,000 Central Yup’ik and Athabascan Shareholders with ancestral ties to southwest Alaska. With our parent company, Yulista provides economic support to Calista Shareholders and their Descendants so they can preserve their heritage and way of life passed down for generations. The profitability of any company is important, but for Yulista it’s magnified by the responsibility to this vulnerable people group.

Approximately 2,000 of us work together with a distinctive purpose and mission. We’re from 28 states across our nation. 1 in 3 of our company are veterans. Every man & woman in our community brings special skills, great attitudes, and humility.

We remain committed to preserve the past, sustain the present, and build the future.