About Us

The Goldbelt Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that was initially established in 2001 by the Goldbelt, Inc. Board of Directors.

Goldbelt, Inc. is Juneau, Alaska’s urban Alaska Native Corporation that was formed under the 1974 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Initially created to administer higher education scholarship opportunities to Goldbelt shareholders and descendants, GHF has evolved its mission to include promoting and preserving the Tlingit culture, language, stories, and art, create opportunities that provide pathways for Tlingit language learning across all age groups, and develop curriculum and trainings that foster Native student success from preschool through college.

GHF is committed to offering cultural enrichment opportunities that will safeguard Southeast Alaska Native culture, heritage, and traditions. Through this effort, GHF has:


Goldbelt Heritage Foundation protects the cultural identity and dignity of Southeast Alaska Native people by creating immersive environments, tools, and partnerships with the entire community.


Since its founding, GHF has served Juneau and nearby communities throughout Southeast Alaska.  GHF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Alaska Native Organization.

GHF strives to align itself with various partners to leverage resources to our community and recognizes that community impact happens when we come together.

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