Shareholders Answer “What Does Doyon Mean to You?” in #MyDoyon Campaign
Family. Culture. Tradition. Subsistence lifestyle. The land. The rivers. Our Elders. Our stories. Our language. Shared history. Those are some of the things Doyon means to us. We posed the question “What does Doyon mean to you?” to shareholders on social media recently, kicking off a campaign that encouraged shareholders to consider how they view Doyon as a corporation and, more importantly, as a people with rich history. Many of the responses included photos of hunting, fishing, cooking, and sharing the land with loved ones.
“My Doyon means teaching my kids the lay of the land, our traditions and culture. They are the future. Doyon means land ownership, preservation, subsistence, education, culture and heritage. We are proud to be shareholders.” – Lacey Hughes
“My Doyon means to carry on my culture throughout generations, keep it alive. To connect to my ancestors through beading, singing, dancing, and eating delicious subsistence meals. Thank you, Doyon.” – Jaylein Kriska
“To make sure my boys know as much about my people as I do.” – Misty MacAlpine
“Stealing a berry or two or three…” – Shannon Magnuson
The #MyDoyon campaign concluded with a drawing for cash prizes totaling $500. Congratulations to the following #MyDoyon drawing winners:
- $250 – Shawn Callahan
- $100 – Katherine Kettendorf
- $50 – Susan Miller
- $50 – Laverne Lee-Huus
- $50 – Laura Garcia
The #MyDoyon campaign winners were randomly drawn from all shareholders who posted a comment or photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tagged #MyDoyon by Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Doyon received a total of 401 responses during the campaign.
Thank you to all who participated and shared what Doyon means to you and your family! We value each comment and photo that was contributed.