In response to interest expressed by our shareholders, we are currently exploring the topic of opening enrollment to descendants of original Gana-A'Yoo shareholders.
Learn more and join the conversation here >


Upcoming Important Dates 

November 19: Gana-A'Yoo Shareholder Survey Deadline 

November 30: Gana-A'Yoo CARES Assistance Program Application Deadline 

January 31, 2022: Candidate and Director's Questionnaire Deadline

January 31, 2022: Shareholder of the Year Nomination Deadline

January 31, 2022: Student of the Year Nomination/Application Deadline


Candidate and Director's Questionnaire 

Shareholder of the Year Nomination 

Student of the Year Nomination/Application

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! 

Gana-A'Yoo Antarctica

We encourage any and all Shareholder and Shareholder descendants to apply for open positions here. After applying please reach out to Crystal Sommer at so we know you have applied. 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!

2021 Dividend 

The Board of Directors approved a dividend distribution of $7.47 per share which was distributed on April 29th. If you have any questions please contact the office at 907.569.9599, toll free 888.656.1606, or email

Scholarship Information

Deadline Reminder: Shareholders and descendants are eligible for scholarships from Gana-A'Yoo Foundation. The deadline for the spring semester general scholarship is September 30th (those who were awarded after the June 15th deadline do not need to submit a 2nd application for the school year). Please visit the Foundation page on our website for more information.

Shareholder Talent Bank

Gana-A’Yoo, Limited has implemented an internal Shareholder Talent Bank. The Shareholder Talent Bank provides an opportunity to Gana-A’Yoo shareholders and descendants to submit their skills, education, and work history for future possible job openings. When jobs become available, individuals will be notified of current job openings. If you are a Gana-A’Yoo shareholder or descendant and are interested in participating in the Shareholder Talent Bank, please send either your resume and/or the Shareholder Talent Bank form to For questions, please call 907-771-6525.

Shareholder Talent Bank Form

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 by the Annual Shareholder Meeting date are entered to win! All stock wills must be notarized or certified by the postmaster and signed by you.

Thank you to the 255 shareholders who have updated their stock wills in the last five years! Congratulations to the $500 winners, Gabriel Arthur Solomon and Randolph Joseph Pitka! We will have future drawings, so be sure to continue submitting valid stock wills!



Our Shareholders

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited, and all subsidiary companies, were established for the benefit of our shareholders. We strive to increase economic opportunities and to recognize the important role we play in the community. Our commitment is to enrich the lives of our people through increased economic development, employment and educational opportunities, and responsible resource management.

GYL CARES Assistance Program


If you are a Gana-A'Yoo shareholder, 18 years of age or older, who has experienced negative financial impacts due to COVID-19, you may qualify for cash assistance through the CARES Assistance Project. The program provides eligible shareholders funding up to $1,448. 

The Program provides a one-time payment to eligible Gana-A'Yoo shareholders who have extra expenses and/or loss of income related to the COVID-19 pandemic between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, that has not been paid by or reimbursed by any other Alaska Native Corporation, CARES Act Program or any other federal, state, tribal, or local government. 

The Cares Assistance Program is funded through the corporation's allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding and will provide cash assistance directly to eligible Gana-A'Yoo shareholders who have experienced negative financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.


To qualify, you must be:

A Gana-A'Yoo shareholder; AND

Negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic


The application period opens at 11 AM, AKDT, October 5, 2021, and you may apply through Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 5 PM, AKST deadline.

To be eligible, you do not need to live in the Gana-A'Yoo Region or the state of Alaska; Cares Assistance Program funds are available to ALL shareholders who meet certain criteria, regardless of where they live.

The application is available for download here, or for pick up at our Anchorage or Galena offices. We also have village liaisons to help in each community: Kimberley Bower in Nulato, Sharon Nollner in Galena, Tommy Neglaska in Kaltag, and Vera Lestenkof in Koyukuk. Please practice safe COVID-19 protocol by wearing a mask and social distancing when possible.

If you need assistance filling out the application, contact Gana-A'Yoo, Limited at 907-569-9599, 888-656-1606, or email

Applications can be submitted via

Mail: 1001 E. Benson Blvd., Suite 201 Anchorage, Alaska 99508


Fax: 907-569-9699

Download the GYL CARES Assistance Program application here.

Download the GYL CARES Assistance Program FAQ sheet here.

GYL Shareholder Opinion Survey

All shareholders have been mailed a final shareholder opinion survey to provide you with another opportunity to share your views on opening enrollment. Your feedback on this issue is important in our decision process. The deadline to complete your survey is November 19, 2021. Shareholders who return their survey by mail or complete their survey online by the deadline will be entered into a prize drawing of one $1,000, two $250, and three $100 cash prizes!

The online survey can be found at Once you have clicked on the link, you will be prompted to enter a password to complete the survey. At the bottom of the postcard you received with your packet there is a password to complete the online survey. If you have misplaced your postcard, please contact Dittman Research at or 907-243-3345.

GYL Shareholder Census

As your village corporation, we are always interested in learning more about our shareholders and descendants, especially during these recent times when we were unable to gather in person for Shareholder Information events. This census is to gather information from current shareholders to better understand the potential number of eligible descendants if Gana-A’Yoo was to open enrollment. The information provided will also be helpful in identifying and creating future opportunities and programs for shareholders and descendants. The census form can be downloaded here and returned at one of the options below: 

Mail: 1001 E. Benson Blvd., Ste. 201, Anchorage, AK 99508.

Fax: 907.569.9699


1st pop-up prize winner: Christa Theresa Silas

2nd pop-up prize winner: Charlotte M Gowan

$500 prize winner: Walter James Stickman

$500 prize winner: Cheryl Robin Neglaska

2021 Dividend

The Gana-A'Yoo Settlement Trust Board of Trustees approved the Gana-A'Yoo Settlement Trust (GST) distribution amount of  $7.47 per unit (share), or $747.00 per 100 shares. This non-taxable distribution will be issued on Thursday, April 29, 2021 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.

Updating your record with Shareholder Record

If you have a stock will dated in the past 5 years, you will be entered into our annual stock drawing. 

Stock will

 All stock wills must be notarized or certified by the postmaster and signed by you. 

Gifting Stock Application

If you would like to gift stock to someone, please complete the Gifting Stock Application.

Shareholder Records Change

If you would like to change your name or address, please complete the Shareholder Records Change Form.

Direct Deposit Form

If you would like to have direct deposit or update your direct deposit please compete the Direct Deposit Form. 

Bad Address List

Newsletters, annual reports, proxies, surveys, and other items are included as mail pieces. It is important that your mailing address and other contact information is kept current to receive important information from Gana-A'Yoo, Limited.

The following shareholders need to update their information with Gana-A'Yoo, Limited. If you are on the list, please contact us at 907-569-9599 or toll free at 888-656-1606.

Please note that address updates can only be made by contacting the shareholder relations department directly

WHERE ARE YOU? Current information is requested for the following shareholders:

Allen W Agnes Sr.

Nathan Angel

Susan A Barrington

Robert Becker

Megan Brown

Ronda J Brown

Duane Burnham

Walter Carlo

Jackie Davis

Thomas T. Debo

Melissa Diaz

Dwayne Drake II

Norman Drake

Tyler Drake

Lloyd T Esmailka

Albert Evans

Nicolas R George

Adam Goodwin

Toby Hower

Arlene Ivanoff

Chaianne Kakaruk

Patrick Kennedy Jr

Rose Kennedy

Frances Kriska

Jeremiah J. Lauesen

Leann Madros

Lisa D Madros

Laila McArdle

Timothy McArdle Jr.

Timothy McArdle Sr.

Jordan L Neglaska

Edith Nicholas

Victor W Nicholas

Marie Nickoli

Jason Nollner

Julius Oprenov

Kyra Oprenov

Crystal J. Palmer

Erin E Patsy

Gisele Peters

Jean V Richey

Arthur J Roberts

Natalie R Sam

Curtis K. Semaken

Shirley A. Sieting

Alexander B. Solomon

Terry L Solomon

Billy P. Solomon

Alphonse EM Stockton

Luann Strickland

Sommer R Stickman

Lillian V Williams

Ruth M. Williams

Madison R.M. Williams Anderson