Cultural Knowledge

Positive Identity 

METLAKATLA, ALASKA




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

Our Goals

Historical Preservation

Ła gwelga La̱k!

Welcome to the official site of

the Haayk Foundation


Support the preservation of our unique history as Alaskan Tsimshian.

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

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

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

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

Language Revitalizaton