Protecting our past.png


Upcoming Important Dates 

November 11, 2022: Veteran's Day, Offices Closed

November 15, 2022: Gana-A'Yoo Foundation Scholarship Deadline 

November 24, 2022: Thanksgiving Day, Offices Closed 

November 25, 2022: Observed Holiday, Offices Closed 

December 26, 2022: Observed Holiday, Offices Closed

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited Receives HIRE Vets Medallion Award!

Gana-A’Yoo, Limited is honored to be recognized by the U.S Department of Labor as a 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award recipient for our commitment to recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans! The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal veterans’ employment program that recognizes commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. We’re proud to support veterans and their career goals. To learn more, please visit

Gana-A'Yoo & Our Villages

Gana-A’Yoo continually invests in our people to promote healthy communities as they thrive and prosper. We are proud to announce that for the 2nd year in a row we donated $25,000 to each of the four village’s schools. See this very special message from Galena! 


We encourage any and all Shareholder and Shareholder descendants to apply for open positions at  After applying please reach out to Crystal Sommer at so we know you have applied. Please see the Opportunities page for job openings. The 2022 Antarctica Job Positions are posted at midnight January 1st.  

For a bit more information on what we do in Antarctica please take a look at the following video.

We look forward to seeing you on the ice soon! 


The Gana-A’Yoo Limited has land for sale and also issues a limited number of land use permits to non-shareholder residents of Galena, Koyukuk, Nulato, and Kaltag. Anyone interested please email or call the corporate office. 

Land for Sale

Gana-A'Yoo Land Management Policies

2022 Hunting Guide


Conditional Land Use Application


10 Year Campsite Application

1 Year Timber Use Application


Shareholder Records

Please send the completed forms to:

Gana-A’Yoo, Limited
Attn: Shareholder Records
1001 E Benson Blvd., Suite 201
Anchorage, AK 99508


Fax: 907-569-9699 

Direct Deposit Form

Shareholder Records Change form

Stock Will Form You could be the lucky winner of one of two (2) $500 cash prizes! Those who have submitted a valid stock will within the last five years win! The next drawing will take place in November 2022. All stock wills must be notarized or certified by the postmaster and signed by you.

Thank you to the 312 shareholders who have updated their stock wills in the last five years! Congratulations to the May 2022 $500 winners, Julie Semaken and Stephen Roberts Jr.! We will have future drawings, so be sure to continue submitting valid stock wills!

Gana-A’Yoo Foundation and New AwardSpring Application Process

Gana-A’Yoo Foundation has begun using AwardSpring as an all-online scholarship application, processing, and awarding platform. Students will be required to submit their scholarship applications online at The Spring 2023 deadline has been extended to November 15, 2022.

Short Term and Vocational scholarships are still open year-round. There is a new option to apply for an Alyeska Alaska Native Program Scholarship, which will have an open application date of May 23, 2022, through December 15, 2022. Alyeska Alaska Native Program Scholarship applicants are required to be enrolled in oil and gas industry-related education or training fields.

For assistance or for any questions about the new process or for scholarship type eligibility, please reach out to and staff will address any questions, concerns, or provide assistance.

Thank you for attending the Gana-A'Yoo 44th Annual Shareholder Meeting!

Thank you to all Gana-A'Yoo shareholders who voted and attended the 44th Annual Shareholder Meeting. We reached 68.1 percent quorum and made the historical decision to open enrollment to shareholder descendants. Descendant enrollment will begin in October 2022, with more information coming out in the summer shareholder newsletter.  

Congratulations to the three elected board members:

Howard Darling

Kimberly Bower

Fred Huntington Sr.

The board and staff recognize the contributions of outgoing board members William Dayton and Colleen Stickman for their years of service. Thank you to the candidates who ran for the board this year and thank you to the community of Nulato for hosting this year’s annual meeting of shareholders.

Congratulations to the proxy prize winners:

25,000 Alaska Airlines Miles: Gilbert Cleaver Jr. and Maurine McGinty 

$1,500: Neil Sommer and John Ekada 

$1,000: Gerald Demoski and Rose Olsen 

$500: Debra Ann Dayton 

$250: Evelyn Burgett and Anthony Stiffarm Jr. 

$100: Darlene Lolnitz and Bennett Madros 

eProxy and Early Bird Prize Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted their proxies for the eproxy and early bird deadline!

CONGRATULATIONS to the eproxy and early bird winners below:

$1,000 – Gloria J. Jenkins-Davenport and Dinah Lara

$500 – Cheryl R. Silas and Albert Evans

$250 – Elizabeth M. McQuesten and Florine R. Benson

$100 – Sonya E. Kelliher-Combs, Susan M. Erickson, Lindsey A. Thurmond, Conrad G. Rojas, and Sterling L. Ambrose.

Gana-A'Yoo Distribution

The Gana-A'Yoo Settlement Trust Board of Trustees approved the Gana-A'Yoo Settlement Trust (GST) distribution amount of  $6.89 per unit (share), or $689.00 per 100 shares. This non-taxable distribution will be issued on Thursday, April 28, 2022, by direct deposit or mail.

For more information, please contact Gana-A'Yoo, Limited at 907-569-9599 or toll free at 888-656-1606.


Please join the number of donors helping to make the goals of Gana-A’Yoo, Limited shareholders and descendants a reality. The Board of Directors of the Foundation work hard to ensure the mission of enriching and enhancing the educational opportunities are there for students and potential students. Supporting the goals of the scholarship recipients helps the Foundation to promote healthy communities, a paramount aspect of its vision. To donate online, please click here