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Upcoming Important Dates 

December 15: 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, 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

Alaska's News Source Breakfast Club

BREAKFAST CLUB: Congratulations to the employees of Gana-A'Yoo for being this week's winners of the Breakfast Club! Gana-A'Yoo has a big role not only in Alaska, but across the country, in providing services to businesses that need it. View the video here.

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


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 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!

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 Wednesday, December 15, 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 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


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