Aerial view of Fort Yukon

Welcome to the Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Government

Formerly known as "The Native Village of Fort Yukon", the Tribal Government serves the Gwich'in people of Fort Yukon, Alaska.

The mission of the Tribal Government is to exercise governmental authority to promote economic and social development, advocate and secure tribal rights, to secure tribal lands, to enhance educational opportunities and to protect traditional cultural values with a unified voice on behalf of its tribal members.

The Tribal Government was established under the Indian Reorganization Act in 1939 and continues to serve the tribal members through a variety of federal, state, and privately funded programs.


“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Government

3rd & Alder Street, PO Box 126
Fort Yukon, Alaska 99740
Office: 907.662.2581
Fax: 907.662.2222