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.


Tribal Members! Please remember to contact the UTV office if you have moved - we need your current address and phone number! You can contact the office by email: or call the office at: 907-338-7610

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

Dolli Enright
IGAP Assistant

Maurice Enright
BBEDC Liaison

Larry Carmichael
IGAP Coordinator

Betti Malagon
Finance Manager

Tribal Members



 Tribal members, there is additional funds available for assistance. Please click here for information!

 The NAHASDA funds are available to assist tribal members with rental, electricity, fuel assistance. 

Please email for an application or  click here for the application and additional information.

Be prepared to submit the following when you apply:

  • Completed NAHASDA Application.
  • Copies of your Federal Income Tax Return– Please provide all pages of last year’s tax for all adult household members. If no taxes were filed, provide a notarized statement saying such.
  • Authorization for the Release of information – execute a release for each adult living in the home.
  • Photographic ID
  • Tribal enrollment Card – provide a copy of your tribal enrollment card. If you do not have one UTV office can help.
  • If no Tribal Enrollment – provide an essential role letter from tribe/city.
  • Award Letters – for Social Security, Disability, retirement, Public Assistance, or pension. Award letters should reflect the amount you are currently receiving either by check or direct deposit in addition to any deductions. (Only if no tax copies are available)
  • Most current pay stubs from income sources.
  • W9 from your rental agency, if applying for rental assistance.
  • W9 from your utility company, if applying for utility assistance.
  • We may request additional documents upon approval.


New ARPA Utility Assistance Program

A new round of ARPA utility assistance is available for Head of Households.  There will be $750 available to use towards utilities.  The UTVC has expanded the assistance to include septic tank pumping, etc.  The assistance can NOT be used for your internet.  Send in your utility bill to the office for assistance and if you have any questions, please contact the office.

American Rescue Plan Act Housing Improvement Program funding
for Ugashik Traditional Village Tribal Households

 Ugashik Traditional Village Council has rolled out, from the American Rescue Plan Act, a Housing Improvement Program for Ugashik Traditional Village Tribal Households, who own their home.  This program will assist tribal households with home improvement work.

Please click here for the application and instructions on how to participate in this program.  If you have any questions, please contact the UTV office at 907-338-7611.


 Make sure Ugashik Traditional Village has your current address !

To update or confirm your address, contact the office at:  1-907-338-7611

Job Announcements



Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation

Currently there are quite a few Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation job opportunities available! An excellent benefit package is available to regular full/part time employees. BBAHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating under the Alaska Native and American Indian Preference in Hiring provisions of PL93-638.
Pre-employment drug screening required. A completed background investigation and determination that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act and, where applicable, the Indian Child Protection Act, are prerequisites to hiring. 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. 

Bristol Bay Native Corporation
The Bristol Bay Native Corporation is rolling out a new job application process, click here for their job page, instructions and postings.

Tribal Members

Council Members

Hattie Albecker

Vice President
Fred Matsuno

Julie Gaumond

Interim Treasurer
Daniel Pingree, Sr.

Member at Large
Stephanie Rosario


   Annual Meeting Agenda

  Date:  June 22, 2024                                                 This is a Zoom meeting, you can join the Zoom

                                                                                     by clicking HERE  OR you can join by phone

    Place: Ugashik Village                                              Call in #:       1-253-205-0468
                                                                                     Meeting ID:  814 4293 6980
    Start time:  11:00 AM Alaska Time                           Passcode:    719925                                                                       





Call to Order :  



President: Hattie Albecker






Roll Call:



President - Hattie Albecker; Vice- President - Fred Matsuno; Treasurer - Wesley Matsuno; Secretary - Julie Gaumond; Member at Large - Stephanie Rosario





Staff Present:


·         Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator
·         Betti Malagon, Finance Manager 
·         Larry Carmichael, IGAP & Special Projects Manager
·         Clementine Shangin, Tribal Administrative Assistant
·         Mike Enright, BBEDC Liaison
·         Dolli Enright, IGAP Assistant 
·         Irma Rhodes-King, ARPA Projects Coordinator (on leave)



Tribal Members on the Call:






Accept Agenda:



Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:






Accept Minutes: 



Motioned by:                                          Seconded by:






Special Guest Presentation -  




a)     Steven Alvarez - Manager’s Report
b)     Betti Malagon – Financial Report 
c)      Larry Carmichael – IGAP Report
d)     Clementine Shangin – TAA Report
e)     Irma Rhodes-King - ARPA Projects Coordinator Report
f)      Mike Enright – BBEDC Liaison
g)     Dolli Enright – IGAP Assistant









Old Business/Follow-up Items:   








New Business




 Open Forum-Tribal Members:  Comments or Discussion






Next Annual Meeting Date: June, 2024 @    Alaska Time






Executive Session:



   Motion to go into by:                                            Seconded by:






   Motion to come out of by:                                   Seconded by:









   Motion by:                                                                Seconded by:






   Time:                            PM






Council Meeting Minutes-2022/ 2023

       You can easily access the meeting minutes by clicking on the 
"MONTH meeting minutes" below!  

 2022                                                       2023                                                        2024    

January meeting minutes                      January meeting minutes                  January meeting minutes                   

February meeting minutes                 February meeting minutes                February meeting minutes                   

March meeting minutes                     March meeting minutes                    March meeting minutes

April meeting minutes                      April meeting minutes                        April meeting minutes

May meeting minutes                        May meeting minutes

June work session meeting minutes

July meeting minutes                          July meeting minutes

August work session minutes            

  August meeting minutes                    August meeting minutes

 September meeting minutes              September meeting minutes

  October meeting minutes                  October meeting minutes

   December meeting minutes          

                                                                 December meeting minutes


Public Notices


 Tribal members, the first letter below was mailed on the afternoon of June 11th.  The ballots were mailed so that you can change your vote if you want/need to.  

The second letter addresses the alligations brought forth by Wesley Matsuno.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact Steven Alvarez at:













News & Announcements

Member News!

Congratulations to
Snyder Rain Calderon
on your high school graduation!


"You change the world by being yourself" - Yoko Ono


Village updates!

The new equipment building has been completed as of the end of September 2023!









Information on available Health Programs!

Children's Health Insurance Program -  The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state-federal program offering free or low-cost health coverage for eligible children and other family members.  There are special protections for AI/ANs enrolled in CHIP.

CMS Tribal Affairs -  This is a resource for American Indians and Alaska Natives (I/ANs, Tribal organizations and other federal agencies on Tribal consultation, the Affordable Care Act, All Tribes Calls, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Long-Term Services & Supports Technical Assistance Center, outreach and education resources.

Medicaid - Medicaid is a state-federal program that offers health care coverage to eligible individuals.

Medicare -  Medicare is the federal health care coverage program for people ages 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease.  Visit the website to learn more or call 1-800-633-4227 (TYY: 1-877-486-2048.

Health Care Coverage - Follow this link for resources where individuals, families, and small businesses can learn about their health care options, compare health care coverage plans, and enroll in coverage.  1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)

Special Marketplace Protections and Benefits for AI/ANs - This link takes you directly to the website page that contains specific information for AI/ANs who have certain protections in the Health Insurance Marketplace, such as reduced cost sharing, special enrollment periods, and exceptions from the tax penalty.

Social Security - Through the Social Security website, you can replace Medicare card, change your name and address, learn about Part A and Part B, apply for extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs, ask about premiums, report a death, and more.  1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)




 From the BBNA

Tribal Men's Services Program

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence of an adult survivor of child abuse, know that it is neve the victim's fault and it is time to get help.

When faced with a life-threatening situation, do not hesitate to call 911.

The Tribal Men's Services Program provides male victims of domestic violence, adult survivors of child abuse, and male victims with their dependent children free shelter, recources, and referrals to stabilize your situation.

If you don't feel comfortable with calling the Tribal Men's Services Program, make sure that you talk to someone that you can trust.  It could be a relative, friend, neighbor, coworker, or a spiritual advisor.

No one deserves to be abused  No one.  It can have a crippling effect on male victims and the abuse should not be allowed to continue.  All services are voluntary.  Call for more information:  907-842-6147.

Click here for the Tribal Men's Services Program brochure. 


The Indian Child Welfare Act - A Family's Guide

Click here for information, including some frequently asked questions.

Words to encourage your children!

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StrongHearts Native Helpline

The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a culturally-appropriate, confidential service for any American Indian and Alaska Native affected by domestic violence and dating violence. Advocates provide Native callers with immediate support, assistance with crisis intervention and personalized safety planning, and resources based on specific tribal affiliation, location and culture. You can reach them at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST for support. StrongHearts is a partnership of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Phone: 1-844-762-8483 | Website:

 Victim Services

The State of Alaska has information and can provide services and resources to help with domestic violence and sexual assault. Please click here for those resources.