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


Student Conservation Association (SCA)

Trailblazers Wanted - Apply by April 4th!

Each summer the SCA offers expense-paid opportunities for Alaska high school students to be part of environmental restoration crews.

The SCA is currently recruiting students, age 15 - 19 for summer trail/environmental restoration projects.  Students from all over Alaska convene to camp out, build trails, cookout, and share work and life skills.  Teams of eight crew members are supervised by two adult crew leaders.  In addition to community service hours, school credit and skill-sharing, students get a $250-$500 stipend at the successful completion of their two or four weeks of service.  Outdoor gear, food and transportation (if needed) are all provided.

The dates are June 7 - 28, at Lake Clark National Park & Preserve and is only eligible for BBNC shareholders and descendants.  The stipend is $500.

To apply, students must visit and complete the Basic, Program (Regional/National Crew), and Final application. The deadline to apply is April 4.  Enter application code PO-00724993 to waive the application fee.

Please contact Jeff Chen, Alaska Recruiting Coordinator, at or 907-717-8414, for more information.

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


Ugashik Traditional Village Council is seeking an Environmental Program Coordinator.  Full time position.  Primary duties include the development and management of programs to address environmental concerns in the village of Ugashik, AK. 

Position is located in Anchorage with periodic travel to the village. 

Job Details:

Position Title: Environmental Program Coordinator
Salary Range: DOE per hour/40 hrs. a week
Term: Permanent-Full time (EPA-IGAP Grant Funded)

This position is primarily located at the Ugashik Traditional Village (UTV) offices in Anchorage, Alaska, with primary responsibility to develop and manage a tribally based program to address environmental concerns in the village of Ugashik, AK. Position will require periodic travel to the village.

1. High School graduate and at least two years of college
2. Three years professional office work experience
3. Experience in environmental conservation
4. Supervisory experience
5. Excellent research/writing and communications skills
6. The ability to travel to Ugashik two to three times per year.
7. Familiarity with Bristol Bay area, people and culture
8. Ability to work independently and attention to detail
9. Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office

The UTV Environmental Coordinator is responsible for the overall management and delivery of the UTV environmental program. This position reports directly to the UTV Tribal Administrator for all administrative support. The UTV Environmental Coordinator is responsible for, but not limited to the following:
1. Implementing the EPA-Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP) work plan and budget.
2. Prepare bi-annual progress reports for the EPA-IGAP granting agency.
3. Develop and manage grant assistance applications for the environmental program.
4. Develops proposals for future IGAP funding.
5. Provides contract oversight, as needed.
6. Attends required IGAP and environmental training as needed.
7. Travels to Ugashik as needed for environmental program oversight
8. Drafts correspondence (letters, memos, reports), as needed.
9. Receives, reads, and routes incoming correspondence and calls to Tribal Administrator and UTV Council Members
10. Maintains records of incoming and outgoing correspondence and action documents
11. All other work tasks as assigned associated with the environmental program.

Preference may be given on submission of certification with employment application.  Click here for application.

For more information contact Tribal Administrator at: 907-338-7611

 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


    Council Meeting Agenda

Date:  March 27, 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
  • Dolli Kinslow, IGAP Assistant
  • Contract Staff:  Katie Payton

4. Accept Agenda:
 Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:

5. Accept Minutes:  February, 23, 2018 

Motioned by:                                          Seconded by:

6. Special Guest

7.  Reports:

  • Steven Alvarez - Manager's Report
  • Katie Payton - Financial Report
  • 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: _____________, 2018 at ______________  ADT

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 Fuel/Propane Needs

If you would like to order propane or fuel (diesel and/or gas), please contact the UTV office by March 1st with your order!

Office - 907-338-7611

SCA offerings


*New Internships Just Announced* SCA offers an additional 150 internships in Alaska and 1,500 internships across the country with various land management agencies. All are expenses-paid. See this page for our Tongass National Forest flyer and this page for our internship database. Positions are posted until filled. Positions are full-time and last between 12- and 52-weeks. Applications are due on a rolling basis. More and more positions will be posted throughout the next three months.


SCA Alaska offers 4-week trail crews for high school students in Alaska. Selected members receive free travel, meals, and a $500 stipend upon successful completion of the crew. Students gain hands-on experience with work skills and life skills. Restore the environment, camp out, cook out, and meet new friends!


SCA’s Veterans Fire Corps is immediately seeking several more team members for a 12-week federal training and certification program in wildland firefighting. Both teams are in the Southeast U.S. with the following dates:


-          January 8 to March 30, 2018

-          February 10 to May 11, 2018


SCA is seeking Crew Leaders for our 2018 field season (approximately April through September). Do you have a passion for working on the land and a passion for mentoring Alaskan youth? Find out how you can help train the next generation of conservation leaders by becoming a SCA crew leader. Projects include trail building, environmental restoration, cabin construction, and more. Positons pay approximately $600 per week, with food and tent included.


SCA is hiring for several staff members across the country.


News & Announcements




Fish & Game

Messages from the Alaska Board of Fisheries




The Indian Child Welfare Act - A Family's Guide

Click here for information, including some frequently asked questions.

Words to encourage your children!

  • I appreciate you...
  • Thank you for helping with...
  • I'm grateful when you...
  • You've really worked hard on ...
  • You're fantastic at ...
  • You make me proud when ...
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  • Spectacular job at ...
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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:


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

The State of Alaska has information and can provide services and resources to help with domestic violence and sexual assault.  Please go here for those resources.  If you have any questions or need help, please contact Irma Rhodes-King at