Gana-A’Yoo, Limited was formed in 1978 after the shareholders of four Yukon River ANCSA village corporations voted to merge. The villages include Galena, Koyukuk, Nulato and Kaltag.
The corporation is owned by more than 1100 shareholders of primarily Koyukon Athabascan descent. With a mission ‘to strengthen the pride of our people’ the board of directors chose Anchorage, AK as the location for their corporate office
Gana-A’Yoo is the parent company of Khotol Services Corporation and Gana- A’Yoo Services Corporation. Both companies have contracts through out the United States in custodial and food service and employees over 400 people
Kijik Corporation was originally founded as the Nondalton Native Corporation in 1979 as part of the the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Under the terms of ANCSA, Kijik, meaning “a place where people gathered,” received title to the surface estate to over 126,000 acres of land around Lake Clark and Six Mile Lake, approximately 160 miles southwest of Anchorage. While the majority of the 126,000 acres still remains undeveloped, it is our goal to manage this land to preserve and enhance our cultural and natural resources and to create economic opportunities for our shareholders.
Kijik Corporation was originally founded as the Nondalton Native Corporation in 1979 as part of the the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Under the terms of ANCSA, Kijik, meaning “a place where people gathered,” received title to the surface estate to over 126,000 acres of land around Lake Clark and Six Mile Lake, approximately 160 miles southwest of Anchorage. While the majority of the 126,000 acres still remains undeveloped, it is our goal to manage this land to preserve and enhance our cultural and natural resources and to create economic opportunities for our shareholders
Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) was formed in 1972 as the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional Alaska Native Corporation for the Bering Strait region, which encompasses the majority of Alaska’s Seward Peninsula and the coastal lands of eastern Norton Sound. This region is perhaps the most culturally diverse area in the state with three Native languages spoken: Siberian Yupik, Central Yup’ik, and Inupiaq. BSNC began with 6,333 original shareholders and owns and manages nearly two million acres of subsurface land selected by 17 village corporations.
BSNC is headquartered in Nome, Alaska. Regional operations include real estate management, development, tourism, construction, mining services and sales of rock and aggregate. BSNC also has an office in Anchorage, which oversees government contract work under SBA 8(a), HubZone and small business programs. Anchorage operations also include construction, support services and shareholder services.
Tyonek Native Corporation (Tyonek) is an Alaska Native Corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). Tyonek is governed by a Board of nine (9) Directors and management staff, who are accountable to a community of nearly 800 shareholders.
Tyonek is the parent company to a variety of subsidiary businesses including ISO 9000 Certified defense manufacturing and engineering, aircraft maintenance, information technology services, construction, and oilfield support services. Tyonek Native Corporation's Lands Division also develops land and resources. The company owns over 190,000 acres of land, primarily on the West side of Cook Inlet in South Central Alaska.
Tyonek Native Corporation has corporate headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska with affiliate offices in Madison, Alabama. A satellite office in the Village of Tyonek provides for direct interface with its shareholders. Tyonek has a host of subsidiary facilities located throughout the continental United States.
Kake, population around 800, lies on the northwest corner of Kupreanof Island about 30 air miles from Petersburg. Basically stretched along one three-mile road, Kake has modest homes, several trailer parks and a smattering of down-home- looking businesses, including a small teen arcade-hangout, two small groceries and a restaurant.
Kake Tribal Corporation’s prime focus is logging, with growing interests in fisheries, and plans to diversify into commercial construction, contract road building and bioremediation of polluted real estate
The corporation currently employs around 200 people. Kake Tribal is one of four local entities that controls and directs the economy of the town, along with the City of Kake, the federally recognized local tribe known as the Organized Village of Kake, and the Kake Non-profit Hatchery. But, as a for-profit privately held corporation, Kake Tribal is fundamentally different from its partners and rightly spearheads the entrepreneurial efforts of what has become a very entrepreneurial town.