Mission Statement

Our Mission

The Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute of Alaska aims to preserve and restore Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa by creating language-learning resources and programs. It is our belief that by returning our ancestral language to our people, we will strengthen our community connection to the Gwich’in culture and worldview. We are a part of the Gwich’in community in Alaska—as represented by the ten Gwich’in villages in the Yukon Flats region—and collaborate with as many facets of our community as possible to achieve our mission.