Traditional Village


About Us

2525 Blueberry Road, Suite 205
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
(907) 338-7611

Our Vision

Ours is a Village whose residents appreciate the freedom and health that come to us as a result of living in this peaceful, quite, subsistence community. Recreational opportunities are limitless. We are supported by a strong commercial fishing industry, and both private and tribally-owned businesses that provide job opportunities for every family. Our clean and beautiful natural environment, the slow pace, and a strong sense of community spirit provide our community a home that could only be found in Ugashik, Alaska.


As of September 13, 2016, we have 140 Tribal Members in our village! This includes active Tribal Members and Honorary Tribal Members.

If you would like to join our tribe we do have requirements when determining eligibility status of members such as you don’t belong to another native affiliation, you can show proof of a C.I.B. and last we need a have a copy of your birth certificate. Once you qualify you may be eligible for programs Ugashik offers to members, please don’t hesitate in contacting our office.

Alaska Regional Office Bureau of Indian Affairs 3601 C Street Suite 1100 Anchorage, AK 99503-5947 Telephone: 907-271-1734 Toll Free: 1-800-645-8465 Fax: 907-271-1349

Juneau Office Bureau of Indian Affairs PO Box 21647 709 West 9th Street Juneau, AK 99802 Telephone: 907-586-7177 Toll Free: 1-800-645-8397 Telefax: 907-586-7252

Enrollment Committee

  • Cheri Pingree
  • Hattie Albecker
  • Daniel Pingree, Sr.


Yup'ik Eskimos and Aleuts jointly occupied the area historically. This Aleut village was first recorded in 1880 as "Oogashik." In the 1890s, the Red Salmon Company developed a cannery, and Ugashik became one of the largest villages in the region. The 1919 flu epidemic decimated the population. The cannery has continued to operate under various owners. The Briggs Way Cannery opened in 1963. The village has a small year-round population.

The Ugashik-Peulik volcanic complex lies south of Becharof Lake and east of Upper Ugashik Lake. Late-Pleistocene caldera formation at Ugashik volcano was followed by the emplacement of at least 5 Holocene lava domes within the 4.5-km-wide caldera. Most of the caldera walls consist of basement sandstones of Jurassic age. Following caldera formation the small, 3 cu km Peulik stratovolcano grew 2.5 km to the north to a height of 1474 m, more than 500 m above that of Ugashik. Lava flows from Peulik cover the caldera rim to the south and extend to Becharof Lake, 6 km to the north. A small lava dome at 1200 m elevation on the east flank of Peulik was the source of a small block-and-ash flow. The summit of Peulik volcano contains a 1.5-km-wide crater breached to the west that is partially filled by a lava dome. Debris-avalanche deposits cover a 75 sq km area to the NW. A single documented historical eruption took place from Peulik volcano in 1814.

Our Staff

Steven Wounded Deer Alvarez
UTV Tribal Administrator

Clementine Shangin
Tribal Administrator Assistant

Nicole Johnson
IGAP Coordinator

Maurice Enright
BBEDC Liaison

Irma Rhodes King
ICWA Worker

Tribal Members


We have several programs specifically for tribal members:


W.R.A.P. - Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Delivered by the Alaska Peer Support Consortium. Call 907-258-2772 to set up a workshop in your community now! 

Testimonials from Alaska participants include:

"This has helped me affirm that I'm on the right track and has given me more tools to work with"

"It's a lifesaver! Skills I can live by!"

Job Announcements


USA Jobs

USAJobs has multiple job openings throughout the United States with several openings in Alaska, please click here for the USAJobs website.

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation

Currently there are quite a few Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation job opportunities availalbe!  A complete list of available positions can be found on the BBAHC website. For more information about any of these positions or to submit an application, contact the Human Resources Department.
Toll free in Alaska: 1 (800) 478-5201, ext. 6325
Direct: (907) 842-9325
Mailing address:
    BBAHC's Human Resources Department
    P.O. Box 130
    Dillingham, Alaska 99576  

Click here to download an application.

Tribal Council

Council Members

Fred Matsuno

Vice President
Hattie Albecker

Daniel Pingree, Jr.

Daniel Pingree, Sr.

Member at Large
Julie Gaumond


Council Meeting

Next Meeting - February 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 Alaska Time


DateFebruary 23, 2017                                  Call In:  1-800-528-2793

Place: UTV Office/Ugashik                             Conference code: 4508289

Start Times: 2:00                                  



Call to Order   :  



President: Fred Matsuno    






Roll Call:



President: Fred Matsuno – Vice- President:  Hattie Albecker,

Treasurer:  Daniel Pingree Sr.   – Secretary: Daniel Pingree Jr.

Member at Large: Julie Gaumond






Guest   Speaker Adriene Active – Port Heiden Inter Tribal Court.  



Staff Present:



  •   Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator
  •   Clementine Shangin, Administrative Assistant
  •   Mike Enright, BBEDC Liaison
  •   Irma Rhodes King, ICWA Worker
  •   Nicole Johnson, IGAP Coordinator

Contract Staff:  Katie Payton






Accept   Agenda:



Motioned   by:                                           Seconded by:






Accept Minutes:   Council Meeting, January 20, 2017



Motioned   by:                                            Seconded by:









a)     Steven Alvarez -   Manager’s Report

b)     Nicole Johnson – IGAP   Report

c)      Clementine - TAA   Report

d)     Irma - ICWA Report

e)     Katie – Financial

f)       BBEDC Liaison – Mike   Enright






Old Business/Follow-up Items:  



a.  Alternative   Investment options – Morgan Stanley 



b.  Denali Commission fuel tank farms &   Engineering - Steven



c.   Prospective purchase of Matsuno/Ekstrom   and Gregory Heirs Land parcels









New Business



a. Barge and   Crane Purchase - Steven



b. BBEDC 2015 Block Grant Budget Revision (For   land purchase) - Steven



c. Designated Seat – Lower Bristol Bay Advisory   Committee - Steven  



d. Collins Letter – Invoices and final charges -   Katie



e. Date for Intent to Run Packets - Irma



f. Prospective Council Projects – Fred 









Open Forum-Tribal   Members:  Comments or Discussion






Next Meeting Date:   _______________, 2016 @ ___________ AST






Executive Session:   (scheduled for 4:30pm AST)



   Motion to go into by:                                              Seconded by:






   Motion to come out of by:                                   Seconded   by:















   Motion by:                                                                  Seconded by:






   Time:                            PM
















News & Announcements


Here's a look at the Village projects!

Lean-to during construction

The lean-to off of the equipment building has been completed!

Public Notices

Read the latest Legislative eClips

Download the latest report from Senator Hoffman here and Leglistlate eCLips from February 17, 2017 here.

More information can be found at


Fish & Game


Notice is given that the Alaska Board of Game, under the authority of Title 16,  Alaska Statutes, proposes to adopt changes to Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code, Chapters 85, 92, and 99   dealing with moose and caribou hunting in Units 11, 12 and 13, which implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions of Title16.  The proposed regulation changes are available on the Board of Game meeting information website at or from the ADF&G Boards Support Section Office at (907) 465-4110. Additional information will be added to the meeting website as it becomes available for each meeting.

You may comment on the proposed regulations including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes by submitting written comments, limited to no more than 100 single sided or 50 double sided pages, to the Alaska Board of Game, Boards Support Section at P.O.  Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526. Comments can also be submitted online at, by fax to (907) 465-6094 or emailed to (PDF format only). The deadline for receiving comments is March 3, 2017.

Alaska Board of Game Call for Propsals, 2017/2018 Meeting Cycle

The Alaska Board of Game (board) is accepting proposal changes for hunting and trapping regulations for the Central/Southwest Region.  Proposals must be received by Monday, May 1, 2017.  Proposals received per the "Call for Proposals" deadline will be considered by the Board of Game at their Statewide Regulations Meeting scheduled for November 2017, and the Central/Southwest Meeting in February 2018 - all portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is scheduled to be available, see the full announcement for details and links here.

From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Boards Support Section in Dillingham

There is currenty a Ugashik Designated Seat on the Lower Bristol Bay Fish and Game Advisory Committee, an election will be held at the next Tribal Council Meeting, Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 for this seat.  The electoriate will serve a term expiring June 30, 2018.

To be eligible for this election, complete the new member form and submit to the Ugashik Traditional Village via fax or email - see below.

Fax:      907-338-7659




SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly Update: Jan. 18, 2017

Read the latest SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly here.

SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly Update: Jan. 12, 2017

Read the latest SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly here.

HSS IEA Weekly Bulletin

Please see the information below from the US Department of Health & Human Services, from the office of:

Susan Johnson
Region 10 Director – Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
US Department of Health & Human Services

HHS News

Click here for the January 2017 Newsletter - there is a lot of great information in this month's issue - most importantly Open Enrollment information!

ACA Fact Sheets

The ACA fact sheets have been updated with the most current stats available.

They can be found here:

Read the latest issue of HealthMatters from AlaskaCare Health Plan

Click here to read the October 2016 print newsletter for AlaskaCare Health Plan members.