The Doyon Foundation was established in 1989 by Doyon, Limited. Since inception, Doyon Foundation has assisted original Doyon shareholders and their descendants by providing scholarships, grants, and internship opportunities. In the past, career and educational opportunities for Native people in Alaska were often too far removed from traditional experience and knowledge. Today, the Doyon Foundation works within the fields of education, business, natural resources management, journalism, engineering and the fine arts to provide fields of study and work that are culturally appropriate for Native people and their communities. To learn more about the Doyon Foundation, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com.
Doyon, Limited is one of the thirteen Native regional corporations established by Congress in 1971 under the terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Voting shares of stock were originally issued to 9,061 Alaska Natives who had a tie to the Doyon region. With a land entitlement of 12.5 million acres, Doyon, Limited is the largest private landowner in Alaska and is one of the largest private landowners in North America. Doyon, Limited’s headquarters are located in Fairbanks, Alaska. For more information about Doyon, Limited, please visit www.doyon.com.