When you partner with NMS for quality of life services, you receive more than the sum of our services; you gain our commitment to support your tribal goals and aspirations. We currently provide food and facilities management services and security to tribal entities in Alaska and the contiguous U.S. Our traditional Inupiaq values inform and merge with modern management strategies, which we strive to integrate with your own tribal nation story.
Our well-established systems, safety protocols and quality workforce mean we offer global sourcing and unmatched expertise, but our core values as Alaska Native people mean we also honor heritage. Through our food sourcing programs and understanding of the need for food sovereignty, NMS is committed to serving culturally-appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods. We believe in the right of indigenous people to define their own food and agricultural systems.
At healthcare centers serving indigenous people, we’ve created menus that incorporate culturally relevant staples, such as caribou, seal and venison. We’ll bring that same innovation — and the same commitment to heritage – to your tribal nation.
When you partner with NMS, whether for food services, facilities management or security, we are unwavering in our dedication to
- Your goals: We are committed to tribal hire and strive to reach 100% tribal hire at each of our tribal worksites, and we provide training and mentoring to support advancement of tribal members to positions of increased responsibility.
- Your Elders: We understand the importance of respect for our Elders and the role they play in our communities, and will provide the same level of devotion, compassion and care for the Elders of your tribe that we show our own.
- Your heritage: We believe in the power of our ancestral heritage and will support the needs of your tribal members through our services in your schools, in your medical centers and clinics and throughout your business ventures
NMS Powering Services, Empowering Tribes
Food Services: Nourishing the Body and the Spirit
From “tundra to table™” we develop creative, carefully researched recipes and programs that maximize value without sacrificing quality or flavor. Our Alaska Native roots and values support our commitment to providing traditional and indigenous foods to our tribal clients. Every day, we see how traditional foods play an integral role not only in keeping indigenous people healthy, but in celebrating and promoting culture, heritage and traditional ways of life.
Healthcare: We strive to improve patient quality of life
NMS recognizes the value of providing traditional foods to patients and Elders who visit or rehabilitate at our client’s healthcare facilities. We seek to make indigenous foods available at our client centers because not only do they provide healing and nutritional benefits, but also comfort and cheer, improve the quality of life and promote personalized care.
Education: We nurture students for optimum learning
For colleges and universities, we serve, design and implement fresh and appealing dining options that satisfy the varied culinary tastes and schedules of students, staff and visitors.
For the K-12 school children we serve, we strive to serve healthy and exciting meals with an emphasis on fresh; many of the children in our programs live in rural regions of Alaska, where the value of “fresh” is truly appreciated. Through our award-winning K-12 nutrition programs, we strive to promote early, healthy eating and lifestyle choices when we partner with local school districts, recognizing regional food choices while maintaining federal food guidelines for nutrition.
We collaborate with local programs and businesses to bring locally harvested foods to our students and visitors, reinforcing our “tundra to table™” commitment.
Elder Care: We protect our heritage for future generations
AT NMS, we ensure Elders receive the proper nutrition essential to their well-being. We offer award-winning, tested dining programs developed specifically for Elders and seniors, and we comprehensively train employees to safely and compassionately provide food services in a variety of Elder-focused environments, from independent living communities to long-term care facilities. Our service model provides menus and a human-centered approach that look and feel like home, and we serve traditional and indigenous foods as a mainstay of Elder diet. We also care for Elders and seniors through our housekeeping and laundry services, ensuring consistency throughout our hospitality programs, whether residents are dining or sleeping.
Treating all individuals with respect is an NMS core value—one that we foster by listening, sharing concern for others and seeking to understand the lived experiences of those we serve.
Facilities Management: We maintain well-functioning and clean facilities to ensure your safety and well being
NMS optimizes systems and processes for our clients’ new or existing facilities, and we’ll work as a full-service partner with your tribal nation organization to provide the best possible facilities management solutions. From the routine cleaning of school classrooms to the sophisticated operations of managing complex heating and cooling systems, NMS delivers customized support services to meet the unique requirements of our tribal clients 365 days a year. We understand that success in facilities management and environmental services requires more than merely checking off boxes—it demands superior customer service at every level and with every human interaction. We are committed to providing quality services that exceed your expectations every day.
Our well-trained and talented facilities staff provides janitorial and housekeeping services, grounds maintenance, project management, preventative maintenance and lodging support services.
Security Services: We are dedicated to the safety and security of your people and your property
We offer clients a full spectrum of security services and adapt our programs to their unique circumstances, whether they need a layered, full-scope security package or a single, specific solution. We employ former federal, state and local law enforcement professionals, military special operations personnel and others with specialized skill sets and advanced security experience. We train and mentor talented individuals from the NANA region to join our team, and we are ready to work with your tribal organization to do the same.
Our security teams work together with some of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced organizations and provide the highest-quality services, including armed and unarmed guards, public reception, wildlife control and virtual guard services – state-of-the art video surveillance with 24/7 monitoring, offsite archiving and real-time response.
Values: Upholding Our Promises
We take pride in our ethical business practices, built on five core values that drive each and every business decision we make.
Safety guides our behavior
Honesty and integrity govern our activities
Commitments made will be fulfilled
All individuals will be treated with dignity and respect
The environment will be protected and sustained