The symbol for Tebughna Foundation is the headdress of sobriety for all cultures (thus the white, yellow, red, and black). By choosing sobriety, a person selects growth over decline and community over individual desire. The Foundation prides itself on hard work, integrity, and honor as is the example set by the greater community of Tyonek, Alaska and its ancestral descendants.
To preserve and perpetuate the Tebughna Dena’ina traditions for the benefit of Tyonek shareholders and the Native Village of Tyonek by funding cultural enhancements and educational opportunities.
To honor our ancestors, our elders, and our traditions; to commit a share of our lifelong activities toward the enrichment of our culture; to invest in our future and our children in order preserve our values.
Tebughna: Our land, our tribe, our people
Tradition: Acknowledging our elders and our culture
Pride: Among our people to honor our way Good Health: With sobriety and spirituality
Trust: Building healthy relationships
Leadership: Through education and example
Knowledge: Passing on Tebughna wisdom to our youth