The Gana-A’Yoo Foundation’s (the “Foundation”) primary goal is to promote self-reliance and the economic and social well-being of Alaska Natives from communities in the area of interior Alaska near the confluence of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, including, but not limited to Galena, Nulato, Koyukuk and Kaltag (such individuals are referred to herein as “Alaska Natives”) and to promote and strengthen the Alaska Native’s culture and heritage through education.
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Provide scholarships, grants and internship opportunities to Alaska Natives for post-secondary education and vocational training;
Provide financial assistance, including tuition and travel costs, for Alaska Natives to attend training programs and/or seminars that would promote the recipient’s self reliance and economic and social well-being;
Provide financial assistance, including tuition and travel costs, for Alaska Natives to attend or develop programs designed to strengthen the Alaska Native culture and heritage;
Provide internship opportunities to Alaska Natives to assist them in meeting their career goals; and
Promote and assist Alaska Natives in the development of programs designed to promote, strengthen and preserve the Alaska Native culture and heritage.