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Welcome to the Gulkana Village Council's IGAP website.
GVC Indian General Assistance Program
The GVC IGAP strives to establish an affective and sustainable Tribal Environmental Program, increase Tribal programmatic capacity to effectively address environmental issues, increase environmental awareness through an environmental assessment, increase community actions protective of the environment through outreach, and increase of proactive staff actions regarding the environment through teleconferences, and training. Sarah Sherwood, Gulkana Village Council IGAP Coordinator and Robyn George, IGAP Assistant manage the IGAP program, which is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-funded federal program that seeks to first protect human health then protect environmental health and traditional resources. They continuously work on multiple objectives to meet the needs of the tribe.
One of the events that Gulkana Village Council Indian General Assistance Program (GVC IGAP) sponsors is the annual spring clean up day! This is day of work and fun. There is food and prizes for the children. This event happens in May of each year and has been a tradition of the village since the 1970's. Annual spring cleanup day is usually the first or second Saturday in May.
The purpose of IGAP is to promote environmental health to village members, clean air in homes, offices and atmosphere, safe drinking water, to understand traditional ecological knowledge, and to educate village members in environmental health.