Open Enrollment

It's Time! On behalf of Gana-A’Yoo, Limited Board of Directors and management, we had an overwhelming vote of our shareholders in support of opening enrollment. Our Tabulators certified the election results of 84.1% in favor of the ballot initiative creating a new class of shares for eligible descendants of original shareholders. The office is preparing for an early October start date to begin enrollment.

Once enrollment is open, Gana-A'Yoo will require applicants to submit the following documents:

  • Class E application. 

  • Original birth certificate; note that an original birth certificate is the only document that will be accepted. An original birth certificate can be obtained by contacting your local vital statistics office. 

  • If adopted by one or both parents, an adoption form must also be completed. 

  • Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal Enrollment specifying Alaska Native blood quantum.  

Additional documents, if applicable, include: 

  • Proof of name change, if name is different than listed on birth certificate. 

  • Proof of custodianship, if not a biological or adoptive parent. 

  • Paternity affidavit, if father is not listed on child’s birth certificate. 

  • Adoption court order, if adopted by one or both parents. Documents must show the biological parent(s) name(s). 

Eligibility Requirements:


  1. A natural born child or adoptee of a Native who is at least one-quarter Alaska Native blood quantum, as defined by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ("ANCSA") who was an original shareholder of Class A, B, C, or D Settlement Common Stock of the Corporation, or the natural born child or adoptee of a shareholder of new Class E Settlement Common Stock.

  2. A Native (as defined by ANCSA) with a minimum of ¼ degree blood quantum Born after December 18, 1971.

  3. A citizen of the United States.

  4. Cannot be the holder of the stock of another ANCSA village corporation unless such shares were received through gift or inheritance.

Note: In all instances, the shares must have been received directly from the Corporation and not through gifting or inheritance.

These shares are life estate. Shares are non-voting until the shareholder is 18 years of age. New shares will be awarded up to 100,000 additional shares or a timeframe of 10 years, whichever comes first.

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


Open Enrollment Information

We encourage you to learn more about the topic of opening enrollment by reviewing the documents to the right under Resources. 

Please watch your mailbox, the Gana-A’Yoo website, and our Facebook page for more information.


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Please contact Alexis Sheeder at (907) 569-9599 or email, or fill out and submit the form below.

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