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

Martha Analon 

Maurice Enright
BBEDC Liaison

Dolli Kinslow 
IGAP Assistant

Tribal Members




BBEDC has Vocational Programs Available!
BBEDC has put forth a constant effort to provide training scholarships to residents who want to improve and enhance their skills through either short or long-term training programs.  BBEDC believes this investment of building a qualified workforce that is postured for available jobs within the region and state is a major step in building a healthy economy for the region.

Vocational Training

BBEDC accepts Voc/Tech applications from CDQ residents who are seeking financial assistance for vocational training. BBEDC will prioritize training at facilities in-region (preferred provider- Southwest Alaska Vocational Education Center), in-state and last, within the continental United States. Applicants must demonstrate in writing, why any training outside of the region is necessary.

In order to qualify for BBEDC Voc/Tech Program funding, the training must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Fisheries-related training directly related to the fisher's operation, including industry-related skills training or training that could lead to entry into a Bristol Bay commercial fishery as a crewman.
  • Full-time vocational/technical education program leading to a nationally recognized certification, license or degree that could lead to direct employment in the vocation.
  • Job-readiness training that would provide new or enhance current employment skills for those unemployed with the goal of increasing employability.
  • Employer mandated training that would result in continued employment, a direct employment advancement or pay increase with said employer (funding limited to $2500 per year).
  • Continuing education training to maintain certifications that are required for current occupation.

2018 Vocational Training Application




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 Members

Council Members

Hattie Albecker

Vice President
Fred Matsuno

Daniel Pingree, Jr.

Daniel Pingree, Sr.

Member at Large
Julie Gaumond


    Annual Meeting Agenda

Date:  July 20, 2018                   Call In:  1-800-528-2793

Place: UTV Office/Ugashik     Conference code: 4508289

Start Time: 1:00 PM Alaska Time  

 Call to Order : 
 President:  Hattie Albecker

2.  Roll Call: 

  • President: Hattie Albecker
  • Vice - President:  Fred Matsuno
  • Treasurer:  Daniel Pingree Sr.
  • Secretary: Daniel Pingree Jr.
  • Member at Large: Julie Gaumond

3.  Staff Present:

  • Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator
  • Clementine Shangin, Administratie Assistant
  • Martha Anelon, ICWA/Admin.
  • Mike Enright, BBEDC Liaison
  • Alicia Active, IGAP Coordinator
  • Dolli Kinslow, IGAP Assistant
  • Contract Staff:  Katie Payton

4. Accept Agenda:
 Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:

5. Accept Minutes:  June 20, 2018  

Motioned by:                                          Seconded by:

6. Special Guest:  

7.  Reports:

  • Steven Alvarez - Manager's Report
  • Katie Payton - Financial Report
  • Alicia Active - IGAP
  • Clementine Shangin:  TAA Report
  • Martha Analon - Admin Report
  • Maurice Enright - BBEDC Liaison Report
  • Dolli Kinslow - IGAP Assistant Report

8.  Old Business/Follow-up Items:


9.  New Business


10.  Open Forum - Tribal Members:  Comments or Discussion

Next Meeting Date: TBD

11.  Executive Session:

       Motion to go into by:                                                              Seconded by:

       Motion to come out of by:                                                     Seconded by:

12.   Adjourn:

        Motion by:                                                                                Seconded by:



Ugashik Traditional Village Council Meeting Minutes


April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017 

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016




Public Notices

Ugashik Traditional Council

5/30/2018 - Please note, the first ballots sent out did not include the Confidential envelopes.

Please disregard as new ballots will be sent out soon,

they will include the Confidential envelope in which to insert the ballot,

this will ensure the votes are confidential.

There are two seats up for election this year.  Ballots will be sent out soon and the elected council members will be announced at the annual meeting in Ugashik on July 20th in Ugashik Village.

The UTV office has received three biographies from candidates and they are posted posted below.  As additional biographies are sent to the office, they will be posted for review.

Hello all,

My name is Danny Pingree, I am currently on the UTVC and am running for an additional term. My mother was Mable Wickstom, my father was John Pingree Sr., my grandmother was Mable Condardy and has many living children who still reside and or fish in Ugashik Village. I grew up fishing with my mother starting at the age of 10, I worked alongside brothers and my sister every summer. When not fishing we spent our days playing on the beach and sliding down the grassy banks of Ugashik Village. After her passing in 2002, I continued fishing each year and still do. I have brought my family members and friends to help me each fishing season and currently continue to with my son and wife. I have not missed a salmon fishing season in Ugashik in over forty years. This is how I make my living and I have dedicated my life to it.

I am currently the Ugashik representative for Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, I have held my seat for five years. I have worked on many projects over the past several years including rebuilding the dock, UTV community building and new clinic building just to name a few. I have a family home in Ugashik that I reside in during fishing season and throughout other times of the year. I am lucky enough that my son loves Ugashik Village as much as I do. He has fished by my side for 20+ years and has helped to take care of the many duties village life requires.Please consider me when you vote for UTVC, as I will hold Ugashik Village, it’s residence and all UTV’s members to the highest priority and their best interest.


Danny Pingree

UTV Members,
My name is Daniel Pingree Jr., I currently serve on the UTVC and am running for an additional term. I am also the Ugashik Village representative for Bristol Bay Native Association. I live and work in Ugashik Village. I commercial fish each season with my Dad and will some day take it over. I also work for UTV throughout the year on various projects, filling in for the liaison, IGAP and anywhere else needed. In addition to checking up on the elders and helping with whatever needs to be done.
I consider Ugashik Village my home and plan to build my own place in the future. I am currently the youngest year-round resident. I am very proud of my heritage and Ugashik Village and want to continue to be a part of it’s growth and future.
Please vote for me in the upcoming UTVC election.
Thank you,
Daniel Pingree, Jr.

From Silvia Pedersen:
Hello my name is Silvia i was born an raised in Anchorage alaska i am a mother of 2 amazing girls .I currently work with New life dev . Which is a Transitional living home for women. I enjoy helping and making a difference in others lives . I Currently graduated As a Addiction and Behavioral Health Counselor. Certified .I am furthering my training online Correspondence courses .I would like to further my training to the next level as a counselor tech 1. I am a great listener love meeting new people . I thank you for taking your time to get to know a little about myself.I really appreciate it ! God bless take care

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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.  

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Click the links below for ICWA Information 

Please click on the below links for ICWA Newsletters, these newsletters contain important information for famlies.  For additional information, you can contact Irma Rhodes-King at

ICWA Winter 2016/Spring 2017 newsletter

ICWA Spring/Summer 2016 newsletter

ICWA Workshop December 30, 2015

ICWA Winter 2014/2015 newsletter

ICWA Summer 2015 Newsletter


Victim Services

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