Governance

Vision Statement

The Gwich'in are a culturally vibrant and independent nation that is environmentally responsible and socially, economically and politically self-reliant.

Mission Statement

The Gwich'in Tribal Council protects and advances the interests of Gwich'in through hard work, collaborative approaches and good governance in order to improve the lives and preserve the culture of the Gwich'in.

Board Values

Respect – we will treat everyone with respect.
Commitment – we will work hard every day for the Gwich'in people.
Integrity – we will follow high standards of behavior and always put the interests of the Gwich'in people first.
Trust – we will be trustworthy and keep our word.
Accountability – we shall set and publish clear goals and regularly report on progress and financial performance.
Knowledge – we will build and preserve our traditional and modern knowledge and make decisions based on a thorough understanding of the matters before us.
Transparency – we will conduct our business in an open manner; we will report on all aspects of our operations regularly; we will respond fully to questions from participants on a timely basis.
Solidarity – we will work together in open constructive ways respecting each other's viewpoints but standing behind our group decisions.
Honesty – we will mean what we say and never be untruthful or deceptive.
Gwich’in Culture and Beliefs – our Gwich'in culture and beliefs will guide our work and decisions.

Governing Documents