Doyon, Limited is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Interior Alaska. Established on June 26, 1972, as a for-profit corporation pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). ANCSA addressed the aboriginal claim to the land by Alaska Native people by mandating the formation of for-profit corporations representing different regions of the state.
With more than 12.5 million acres of land in Alaska allocated to the corporation under ANCSA, Doyon is the largest private landholder in Alaska and one of the largest in North America. Headquartered in Fairbanks, Alaska and led by a 13-member board of directors, Doyon is a for-profit corporation with more than 20,000 shareholders.
The majority of Doyon shareholders are of Athabascan descent. Many shareholders continue to live in rural villages within the Doyon region and maintain a traditional subsistence lifestyle, which depends on hunting, fishing, and trapping.
MISSION: To continually enhance our position as a financially strong Native corporation in order to promote the economic and social well-being of our shareholders and future shareholders, to strengthen our Native way of life, and to protect and enhance our land and resources.
VISION: Leader In All We Do
VALUES: Doyon values its past, present and future shareholders.
Social and cultural responsibility
Pride and respect in Native ownership
Commitment to long-term sustainability
Honesty and integrity
Commitment to excellence
Respect for employees
Commitment to employee safety and sound environmental practices
Doyon operates a diverse family of companies, including more than a dozen for-profit companies across the nation.
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Dena´ Nena´ Henash (Our Land Speaks)
The following is a preamble to Doyon’s Values:
The River ran through the lives of our grandparents; it runs through our lives; it will run through the lives of our grandchildren. A dynamic force masked by a static constancy, the River will speak to those who listen—our land speaks.
Doyon values its relationship to the Place of our people: to our land, our culture, our way of life. We value our Place as the historical successor to our grandparents’ ownership and stewardship of our land; as the fiduciary for our shareholders; as the trustee for our grandchildren’s inheritance. We are intimately, subtly and profoundly connected to our Place—our corporate values flow from this sense of Place.