Ouzinkie is located on the west coast of Spruce Island in the Kodiak Island Borough
, adjacent to Kodiak Island
. Russians referred to the settlement in 1849 as "Uzenkiy," meanind "village of Russians and Creoles." Ouzinkie became a retirement community for the Russian American Company.
Today, Ouzinkie is a Sugpiaq Eskimo village with historical Russian influences. Commercial fishing and subsistence activities support the economy.