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 


BBEDC Liaison


Environmental Program Coordinator
Alicia Active 




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

Ugashik Traditional Village


 BBEDC Liaison Job Description

January 2017

Position Title: Ugashik Traditional Village Community Liaison

Position Description:

Under the supervision of the Ugashik Traditional Village (UTV) Manager, the Liaison is an employee of UTV responsible for the provision of liaison services for the community regarding BBEDC and other programs and to assist the community organization in other duties as defined in the job description. This is a part-time position and is funded under a grant.


The position will work between 5 - 6.5 hours per day and 5 days per week for a total of between 25 - 32.5 hours per week. The position may occasionally require attendance at evening meetings and travel. Over-time may be required and must be approved in advance. Over-time is considered to be more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week and will be paid at the rate of 1 ½ times the regular hourly wage.


· High School Diploma or GED
· Experience in use of computer software for word processing and spreadsheets
· Experience in or ability to become familiar with the use of email and internet access
· Knowledge of the community within which employed
· Able to travel occasionally to attend training or events outside of the community
· Able to attend occasional evening or weekend events
· Three years of administrative and/or office experience preferred
· Able to write effectively

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as the point of contact in the community for BBEDC programs. One of the principal functions of the Community Liaison is to verify the residency of community residents using the BBEDC Affidavit of Residency form. In that regard, the Community Entity shall ensure that the Community Liaison is an authorized representative in accordance with section 4.14 (2) of the BBEDC Policy Manual and that the Community Liaison is authorized by the Community Entity to confirm residency and execute the BBEDC Affidavit of Residency form on its behalf.
  2. Receive and distribute BBEDC program material to the community; including flyers, newsletters and other printed information.
  3. Provide direction to sources of information and applications for BBEDC related programs.
  4. Include information regarding BBEDC programs in the community newsletter. (Articles regarding BBEDC programs or services must be reviewed and approved by the BBEDC Liaison coordinator before publication).
  5. Provide information to BBEDC regarding community activities and needs by way of direct contact with program managers, written communication and a monthly report.
  6. Coordinate meetings between the community and BBEDC staff.
  7. Attend monthly Liaison teleconference meetings.
  8. Attend annual Liaison training hosted by BBEDC.
  9. Prepare a written monthly report using the form provided by BBEDC. The report will be submitted to the supervisor and BBEDC Liaison Coordinator.


  1. Provide staff support to employing agency as needed including answering telephones, responding to and initiating email and person-to-person contact with the public and community residents and clerical/administrative duties as needed.
  2. Attend Tribal Council and other meetings within the community as directed.
  3. Prepare and deliver monthly and quarterly written reports for Council meetings and to the granting agency.
  4. Submit detailed work summaries for each pay period.
  5. Serve as a liaison for programs and services available to the residents as determined by the employing agency, including receive and distribute or post forms, flyers or other written information as appropriate, assist with forms and obtaining information as directed by the supervisor and maintain a community bulletin board that will provide information to the community on community events and employment and economic opportunities.
  6. Provide regular janitorial services, which include insuring that all areas of the Community Center are clean at all times.
  7. Inventory control; provide a written inventory status (Inventory to include heavy equipment, office equipment, mechanical and tools equipment) to the Tribal Administrator on a monthly basis.
  8. Maintain fuel tanks for the Community Center, and Hybrid Energy System.
  9. Oversee and maintain the Hybrid Energy System per schedule provided by Troy Hardwick – H&K Energy.
  10. Maintain All Grounds around the Community Center, Generator building and Equipment Building ensuring that they are free of garbage, the grass is mowed and in the winter the entrances to the community center free of snow and ice.
  11. Make sure the Internet and Public Telephone are always in working order.
  12. Maintain control of all keys for UTV property.
  13. Assist Elders as requested or directed.
  14. Regularly check on vacant homes of residents.
  15. Other duties as required and relevant to the position.

Reports To: UTV Tribal Manager.

Salary Range: $21.00 per hour DOE.  Benefits will include paid holidays:

January: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.; February: President’s Day; May: Memorial Day; July: Independence Day; September: Labor Day; October: Indigenous People’s Day; November: Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day; December: Christmas Day.

Part time position: Between 5 – 6.5 hours per day, 5 days per week.

Primary duties include:

Under the supervision of the Ugashik Traditional Village (UTV) Tribal Manager/Administrator, the Liaison is an employee of UTV responsible for the provision of liaison services for the community regarding BBEDC and other programs and to assist the community organization in other duties as defined in the job description (posted). This is a part-time position and is funded under a grant through the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC).

Position is located in Ugashik with periodic travel to Anchorage for training and conferences.

We would like to fill this position as soon as possible and applications will be accepted through August 10, 2018.

For more information contact – Steven Alvarez: 907.338.7694 Email:

For an application packet contact – Clementine Shangin: 907.338.7611 Email:

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!  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.


Tribal Members

Council Members

Hattie Albecker

Vice President
Fred Matsuno

Daniel Pingree, Jr.

Daniel Pingree, Sr.

Member at Large
Julie Gaumond


    August Meeting Agenda

Date:  TBD                  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

News & Announcements




Fish & Game

Messages from the Alaska Board of Fisheries



The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation has several health and wellness programs , there is a lot of very helpful information available on Diabetes, Environmental Health and Injury Prevention, and Health Education.

Diabetes Community Wellness Program:  

The Diabetes Community Wellness Program is committed to increasing diabetes awareness within the Bristol Bay Area. The program provides diabetes education to individuals with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational), Pre-diabetes, family members and community members.

The goal is to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for diabetes self management and to empower and encourage behavioral changes for optimal health outcomes and improved quality of life. The BBAHC Diabetes Community Wellness Program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education as set by the American Diabetes Association.

Contact information:
Diabetes Program Coordinator
(907) 842-9579
Fax (907) 842-9382

Follow this link and you'll be directed to the BBAHC website and the Diabetes Community Wellness Program page that includes general information on diabetes, living with diabetes, self care, foot and eye care and many other helpful items.


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 ...
  • You listened well on ...
  • You were responsible on ...
  • Spectacular job at ...
  • You excelled at ...

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 Martha Analon at