Cultural Knowledge

Provide learning opportunities and materials on the cultural practices of our people.

Ła gwelga La̱k!

Welcome to the official site of

the Haayk Foundation


Our Goals

METLAKATLA, ALASKA



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Positive Identity 

Background image: "Passages" by David A. and David R Boxley

Incredible photos of our beautiful island and village by Metlakatla Photographer, Tyrone Scott Hudson- Gisbutwada.

Historical Preservation

Help create a lasting cultural identity for our people, full of pride and promise.

Support the preservation of our unique history as Alaskan Tsimshian.

Language Revitalizaton

We will sponsor free Sm'algyax classes for our people in an effort to keep our language alive.​