Welcome to the Native Village of Gakona!

The Native Village of Gakona (NVG) is located at the confluence of the Copper and Gakona Rivers in the Ahtna region of Alaska. Gakona means Rabbit River.  The village lies at mile 4.8 on the Tok Cutoff just east of the Richardson Highway.  NVG is a federally recognized Tribe, and the Gakona Village Council is the governing body for the village.
Have questions about Gakona and its programs? Call the office at (907) 822-5777.

Tribal Administrator/Bookkeeper:     Charlene N.
Family Services/Enrollment Clerk    Lisa N.
Environmental Coordinator               Brandie R.
Environmental Assistant                    Lishaw L.

Looking for the Gakona Health Clinic? The clinic is operated by Copper River Native Association and housed in the Buster Gene Memorial Facility.  Call the clinic at 822-5175 or fax 822-5343.

Want to apply for a job?  Complete the Employment Application below and fax to 907-822-5997 or drop off at the office.


Join us for the Tenth Annual 

Youth Environmental Summit! June 6,7 and 8th 10-4pm.

Download registration below.

Tribal Response Program

 Public Record

 We now have a Tribal Response Program (TRP) dedicated to identifying Brownfields sites. Brownfields sites consist of land and/or buildings that are unused due to the potential presence of some form of contamination along the Tok cutoff highway.  We want to keep the land free of garbage or toxins for cleaner and healthier communities. No contaminated site or spill is too small or too big. If you know of any old dumpsites or potential dumpsites, there are many ways to report:

calling 907-822-5777 or

Email gakonaepa@gmail.com

Come by the office, ask for Lishaw or just provide the information to any staff members. 

or fill out our online TRP assessment for potential Brownfields site at the bottom of this website. 

 Sites in Inventory :

    Hienz Site

We are currently in the process of assessing the site and taking inventory of the contaminates of the site. Currently 30% of abandoned vehicles have been removed from this site. 

Contacts: Native Village of Gakona, Ahtna Inc.

Action: Inventory is in process, awaiting assessment results for Brownfields classification. 

Contaminates: Abandoned vehicles, trailors and snowmachines, rusted car parts and household appliances, used tires on and off the rims, barrels, fallen buildings.

Street: Mile 4.8 Tok cutoff Rabbit Road

City/State/Zip: Gakona, AK 99586

EPA Region: 10 Federal Facility Flag



Interested in renting the Buster Gene Memorial Facility for an event? Wedding! Reception! Any fun gathering. Our state-of-the-art 2,600 sf. open space facility provides a full kitchen and men/women multi-stall restrooms. Our full kitchen comes fully equipped with two gas stoves and various kitchen essentials. For your big gatherings we have 170 padded chairs and fourteen 8-ft tables available and a drop-down screen and smart TV. 

Complete the Rental Agreement below and fax to 822-5997.

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