Questions about Records or stock class?

Whether you’re seeking to learn more about enrollment, access to our bad address list, or are wondering what stock class you’re in, Shareholder Records has you covered ─ here to keep you informed on the decisions that affect you.

Shareholder Classes & Stock

Unlike a typical corporation, Doyon’s stock belongs to its shareholders and can’t be bought or sold. This means that, as a shareholder, you’ve got a stake in Doyon through your shares.

By keeping your records up to date, shareholders will receive timely distribution payments, mailings, and the chance to participate in Annual Meetings and shareholder-focused programs and events.

Shareholder Demographics

Where our shareholders live

  • 28% in Alaska, outside the Doyon region
  • 27% in Fairbanks area
  • 26% outside Alaska
  • 19% in Doyon region villages

Shareholder Classes

Class

A

Shares

Class

B

Shares

Class

C

Shares

Class

D

Shares

Class

E

Shares

100 shares to each Alaska Native born on or before December 18, 1971 who is enrolled both in the Doyon region and in one of the village corporations in the region.

100 shares to each Alaska Native born on or before December 18, 1971 who is enrolled in the Doyon region but not enrolled in one of the village corporations in the region. Holders of Class B shares are referred to as “at large” shareholders.

100 shares to each Alaska Native born after December 18, 1971 who is one-quarter or more Alaska Native with a parent who is an original Doyon shareholder. Thirty shares are given at birth and an additional 70 shares are given when the person reaches 18 years of age.

100 shares to each Alaska Native born on or before December 18, 1971 who was eligible to enroll in the Doyon region under the Act but who did not enroll in or receive shares from any regional corporation except through gift or inheritance.

100 shares to each Alaska Native who owns Class A or B shares through original enrollment to Doyon and who reaches the age of 65.

Class A shares are inheritable and may be gifted.

Class B shares are inheritable and may be gifted.

Class C shares are life estate and may not be inherited or gifted.

Class D shares are inheritable and may be gifted.

Class E shares are life estate and may not be inherited or gifted.

Class

A

Shares

100 shares to each Alaska Native born on or before December 18, 1971 who is enrolled both in the Doyon region and in one of the village corporations in the region.

Class A shares are inheritable and may be gifted.

Class

B

Shares

100 shares to each Alaska Native born on or before December 19, 1971 who is enrolled in the Doyon region but not enrolled in one of the village corporations in the region. Holders of Class B shares are referred to as “at large” shareholders.

Class B shares are inheritable and may be gifted.

Class

C

Shares

100 shares to each Alaska Native born after December 18, 1971 who is one-quarter or more Alaska Native with a parent who is an original Doyon shareholder. Thirty shares are given at birth and an additional 70 shares are given when the person reaches 18 years of age.

Class C shares are life estate and may not be inherited or gifted.

Class

D

Shares

100 shares to each Alaska Native born on or before December 18, 1971 who was eligible to enroll in the Doyon region under the Act but who did not enroll in or receive shares from any regional corporation except through gift or inheritance.

Class D shares are inheritable and may be gifted.

Class

E

Shares

100 shares to each Alaska Native who owns Class A or B shares through original enrollment to Doyon and who reaches the age of 65.

Class E shares are life estate and may not be inherited or gifted.

Class C Enrollment

Amendments made in 1991 to ANCSA opened the door for the historic vote of the Doyon shareholders, which extended enrollment to eligible children born between December 18, 1971 and December 31, 1992; Class C (Children’s) Stock.

Enrollment was also extended to missed enrollees who were eligible for original Doyon enrollment, but did not enroll into any Regional Corporation; Class D (Didn’t Enroll) Stock.

In 2007, Doyon shareholders voted to open enrollment to all eligible children born after December 18, 1971, for Class C (Children’s) Stock.

Is My Child Eligible For Class C Enrollment?

Eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • CHILD of an ORIGINAL* DOYON CLASS A, B, C or D shareholder and;
  • ONE-QUARTER OR MORE ALASKA NATIVE blood quantum and;
  • BORN AFTER DECEMBER 18, 1971 and;
  • MAY NOT BE ENROLLED IN ANOTHER REGIONAL CORPORATION, ARCTIC VILLAGE, VENETIE OR METLAKATLA

If you feel that your child meets the eligibility criteria listed above, please complete the Class C Application. Doyon requires the original signed and dated application, along with the original certified birth certificate. These documents can be mailed to our Fairbanks office or delivered in person. We will not accept faxed or emailed applications.

Additional Documents Required, if applicable:

  • CERTIFICATE OF INDIAN BLOOD (CIB) – if biological parent(s) is Alaska Native, and not enrolled to Doyon, contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs at 101 12th Ave., Room 166, Fairbanks, AK 99701, call toll free at (800) 822-3596, or (907) 456-0522.
  • 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 FORM and ADOPTION COURT ORDER – if adopted by one or both parents, please complete the Adoption Form and provide the Adoption Court Order. Documents must show the biological parent(s) name(s). If your adoption court order does not show biological parents, contact Shareholder Records at (888) 478-4755 ext. 2040 or in Fairbanks at (907) 459-2040.


Inheritance/Probate

The shareholder records department (records) manages the probate of Doyon, Limited stock after a shareholder passes away. As per ANCSA, Doyon’s probate process follows the laws of the State of Alaska. Shares transfer in accordance with a Stock Will or General Will if one exists. If there is no Will shares are transferred in accordance with the Alaska State laws of intestacy, no matter the shareholder’s residence.

Doyon strongly encourages shareholders to complete a stock will to leave their shares to their children, lineal descendants, or to their family if they have no descendants. Please contact records if you have additional questions.

At the time of a Shareholder’s passing the family can contact records at 907-459-2040 or records@doyon.com to inquire about the inheritance process and the Potlatch Fund.

Stock Will

A stock Will enables shareholders to pass their Class A, B and D through inheritance. All shareholders who hold transferable stock should exercise this right by completing a Doyon stock will. Doyon, Limited strongly encourages shareholders to leave their stock to their children or lineal descendants. To retain voting rights, heir(s) must be Alaska Native.

Shareholder should regularly monitor their stock will in case of life changes, i.e. marriage, birth, deaths, divorce. All shareholders with a valid stock will and mailing address on file qualify for the Quarterly Stock Will Prize Drawing.

Drawing Dates:

  • March 30
  • June 30
  • September 30
  • December 30

Quarterly PRizes:

  • 1 – $300
  • 1 – $200
  • 5 – $100


Potlatch Fund

Honors Alaska Native cultural and traditional practices by providing the families of deceased shareholders with financial support to help cover potlatch expenses

  • For our people, the Potlatch has always been a way to honor the passing of a loved one.
  • Doyon has a Potlatch fund set aside for eligible shareholders to help defray potlatch expenses while sustaining our valued Native Traditions.

Stock Wills

In addition to the Stock Will, during a shareholder’s lifetime, Class A, B and D stock can be transferred through an Inter Vivos gift to certain family members as permitted by ANCSA.

By law, the recipient of the Inter Vivos gift must be an Alaska Native or a descendant of and Alaska Native and must be related to the donor by blood or adoption.

Shareholders with a child support obligation are not permitted to gift/alienate their shares in accordance to ANCSA.

Please note that giving a gift of stock DOES NOT automatically qualify the recipient for scholarships. (Contact Doyon Foundation for more information).

For more information on gifting your stock please contact records 907-459-2040, toll free at 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2040, or records@doyon.com.

Record Updates

Shareholders are responsible for keeping records informed of any changes in name, address or other life events that could affect their stock. An accurate name and address is essential to receive voting information, distribution checks, direct deposit, newsletters and other corporate correspondence.

Address change: You can updated your address by completing the Change of Information Form, emailing records@doyon.com, calling 907-459-2040, or toll free at 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2040.

Direct Deposit: Direct deposit allows a shareholder to receive their distributions and cash prizes directly to their bank account. This helps alleviate lost checks or delay in payments.

  • Account information should be kept current. A new application needs to be completed and given to Records when a shareholder changes banks or accounts.
  • Canceling direct deposit requires a Direct Deposit Removal form or written and signed note from the shareholder to cancel their direct deposit. Cancellation notes may be faxed or mailed.
  • Deadlines: There are certain deadlines before each dividend or distribution. These deadlines are advertised on our website, newsletters, and email announcements. Doyon gives shareholders notice to contact Records to check on their accounts well before distributions happen.
  • Wrong information: If an account is not valid, the bank may return the payment. Doyon will issue a check if they payment is returned, if a shareholder has an updated address. If the account is still open or the account is overdrawn the shareholder will need to contact the bank directly. In order to avoid complications, it is imperative that shareholders keep their account information up to date.
  • When a shareholder reaches the age of 18 their bank information is automatically removed. If you have reached the age of 18 since the last distribution, please apply for direct deposit before the distribution deadline. This allows for a timely receipt and helps prevent your distribution from getting lost or stolen.
  • Address update, direct deposit, and name change forms require an encrypted signature.

For more information, contact the Records Department at (907) 459-2040, 1-888-478-4755 ext 2040, or records@doyon.com.