Ugashik

Traditional Village

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About Us

2525 Blueberry Road, Suite 205
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
(907) 338-7611
taa@ugashikvillage.com

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.

Membership

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: utvadmin@ugashikvillage.com 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.

History

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 Kinslow
IGAP Assistant

Maurice Enright
BBEDC Liaison

Larry Carmichael
IGAP Coordinator

Katie Payton
Finance Manager

Tribal Members

Programs

COVID relief for furloughed or layed off employees

BBNA has a small grant to assist community members cover the cost Rent, Utilities & Childcare 

If your employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and you have been laid off, furloughed or is an essential employee, BBNA has a small grant to assist community members cover the cost Rent, Utilities & Childcare  

Assistance Purpose: To help people economically impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic access housing assistance, childcare (for essential employees), and utilities assistance. 

Requirements:

  • Complete THIS APPLICATION
  • Attain an employer statement, stating you have been laid off, furloughed, or are an essential employee required to work due to COVID-19
  • A Bill or statement showing an amount due for Rent and/or utilities
  • All requirements must be submitted by May 20th to cluckhurst@bbna.com

Submit all required documents via one of the following methods:
 
Mail to: BBNA Workforce Development, PO Box 310, Dillingham, AK 99576
Fax to: (907) 842-3498
Email to: carol.luckhurst@bbna.com
 
For any questions or to complete this application telephonically please call (907) 842-2262 and dial extension 415 when prompted. Telephonic applications will still require the required documents to be sent. 

*Applications are processed on a first come first severed basis until funds depleted

*Applications will not be accepted after May 20th

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 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


President
Hattie Albecker


Vice President
Daniel Pingree, Sr.


Secretary
Julie Gaumond


Treasurer
Fred Matsuno


Member at Large
Daniel Pingree, Jr.

Agenda

   Annual Council Meeting Agenda

  DateJuly 22, 2020                                                                   Call In:  1-800-528-2793

  Place: Ugashik Village/Teleconference                             Conference code: 4508289

  Start Times: 1:00 PM ADT                           

 

1.

Call to Order :  

 

 

President: Hattie Albecker

 

 

 

 

2.

Roll Call:

 

 

President: Hattie Albecker – Vice- President: Daniel Pingree Sr

Treasurer: Fred Matsuno – Secretary: Julie Gaumond

Member at Large: Daniel Pingree Jr.

 

 

 

 

3.

Staff Present:

 

 

·         Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator

·         Katie Payton, Finance Manager

·         Clementine Shangin, Administrative Assistant

·         Larry Carmichael, Environmental Coordinator

·         Mike Enright, BBEDC Tribal Liaison

·         Dolli Kinslow, IGAP Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Accept Agenda:

 

 

Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

Public Notices

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA)/INDIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT (IHCIA)

Review of Medicaid Coverage Provisions in Two Recently Enacted Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Relief Bills

 

 

The following brief from the IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC) provides to Tribes and Tribal organizations information on the Medicaid coverage provisions included in two coronavirus (COVID-19) relief bills enacted in March 2020. 

 

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act), which contained several provisions designed to promote Medicaid coverage for coronavirus testing, including providing enhanced federal financial assistance for this testing, as well as for Medicaid services generally. A second coronavirus relief bill-the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27, 2020-revised and clarified these Medicaid coverage provisions.

 

TSGAC Brief

If you have questions about this brief, please contact Doneg McDonough, TSGAC Technical Advisor, at DonegMcD@Outlook.com 

News & Announcements

Ugashik

Health Mandate 017: Protective Measures for Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels

Issued: April 23, 2020

By: Governor Mike Dunleavy
Commissioner Adam Crum, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska

To slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the State of Alaska is issuing its seventeenth health mandate, based on its authority under the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration signed by Governor Mike Dunleavy on March 11, 2020.

Given the ongoing concern for new cases of COVID-19 being transmitted via community spread within the state, Governor Dunleavy and the State of Alaska are issuing Mandate 017 to go into effect April 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will reevaluate the Mandate by May 20, 2020.

This Mandate is issued to protect the public health of Alaskans. By issuing this Mandate, the Governor is establishing consistent mandates across the State in order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The goal is to flatten the curve and disrupt the spread of the virus.

The purpose of this Mandate is to enact protective measures for independent commercial fishing vessels operating within Alaskan waters and ports in order to prevent, slow, and otherwise disrupt the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

The State of Alaska acknowledges the importance of our commercial fishing fleet to our economy and lifestyle as Alaskans. In order to ensure a safe, productive fishing season this year, while still protecting Alaskan communities to the maximum extent possible from the spread of the virus, the State is establishing standardized protective measures to be followed by all independent commercial fishing vessels operating in Alaskan waters and ports.

Health Mandate 017 – Protective Measures for Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels.

  • Applicability
    1. Definition: For the purposes of this Mandate, “independent commercial fishing vessels” are defined as all catcher and tender vessels that have not agreed to operate under a fleet-wide plan submitted by a company, association, or entity that represents a fleet of vessels. This Mandate alleviates the requirement for independent commercial fishing vessels to submit a Community/Workforce Protective Plan in response to Health Mandates 010 or 012.
    2. This Mandate does not apply to skiffs operating from shore; protective measures for those vessels will be provided under separate guidance.
  • Required Protective Measures/Plans
    1. Independent commercial fishing vessels operating in Alaskan waters and ports must enact the protective measures and procedures described in Appendix 01, the Alaska Protective Plan for Commercial Fishing Vessels.
    2. Vessel captains must enact controls on their vessel to ensure crewmember compliance with this Mandate.
  • Travel and Access
    1. Compliance with this Mandate does not constitute a right to travel or access into any areas.
    2. It is incumbent upon the individual traveler to ensure that any proposed travel itinerary is still possible, and to adhere to any additional restrictions enacted by air carriers and lodging facilities or by small communities in accordance with the State of Alaska Small Community Emergency Travel Order (Health Mandate 012-Attachment B).
  • Compliance and Penalties
    1. Vessel captains are required to maintain documentation as directed by Appendix 01, Paragraph I, and must provide a copy of the Mandate 017 Acknowledgement Form (Appendix 02) upon request by any seafood purchasing agent or Federal, State, or local authority, to include law enforcement and fisheries regulators.
    2. A violation of a State COVID-19 Mandate may subject a business or organization to an order to cease operations and/or a civil fine of up to $1,000 per violation.
    3. In addition to the potential civil fines noted above, a person or organization that fails to follow the State COVID-19 Mandates designed to protect the public health from this dangerous virus and its impacts may, under certain circumstances, also be criminally prosecuted for Reckless Endangerment pursuant to Alaska Statute 11.41.250. Reckless endangerment is defined as follows:

(a) A person commits the crime of reckless endangerment if the person recklessly engages in conduct, which creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person.

(b) Reckless endangerment is a class A misdemeanor.

Pursuant to Alaska Statute 12.55.135, a defendant convicted of a class A misdemeanor may be sentenced to a definite term of imprisonment of not more than one year.

Additionally, under Alaska Statute 12.55.035, a person may be fined up to $25,000 for a class A misdemeanor, and a business organization may be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding the greatest of $2,500,000 for a misdemeanor offense that results in death, or $500,000 for a class A misdemeanor offense that does not result in death.

This Mandate Supersedes And Replaces All Previously Submitted Protective Plans For Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels.

This Mandate Does Not Supersede Or Replace Any Previously Enacted Protective Plans For Corporate Vessel Fleets.

Appendix 01, the Alaska Protective Plan for Commercial Fishing Vessels

Appendix 02, Mandate 017 Acknowledgement Form 

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit covid19.alaska.gov

Governor Michael J. Dunleavy

STATE OF ALASKA

**COVID-19 HEALTH MANDATE**

Issued: March 23, 2020

By: Governor Mike Dunleavy
Commissioner Adam Crum, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska

To prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the State of Alaska is issuing its tenth health mandate based on its authority under the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration signed by Governor Mike Dunleavy on March 11, 2020.

Given the increasing concern for new cases of COVID-19 around Alaska, Governor Dunleavy and the State of Alaska are issuing the following mandate to go into effect March 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., and will be reevaluated by April 21, 2020.

This mandate is issued to protect the public health of Alaskans. The Governor looks to establish consistent mandates across the state in order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The goal is to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the virus.

The purpose of this mandate is to control the ingress to Alaska from outside localities in order to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Health Mandate 10.1 – International and Interstate Travel – Order for Self-Quarantine

Effective 12:01 a.m. March 25, 2020:

All people arriving in Alaska, whether resident, worker or visitor, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor for illness. Arriving residents and workers in self-quarantine, should work from home, unless you support critical infrastructure (see Attachment A).

Critical infrastructure is vital to keeping Alaska safe, and as a result businesses and employees of critical infrastructure industries must take special care to protect their staff and operations during this pandemic. If your business is included in Attachment A, and your workers must travel to enter Alaska, you must submit a plan or protocol for maintaining critical infrastructure to the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development by 3:00 p.m. March 24, outlining how you will avoid the spread of COVID-19 and not endanger the lives of the communities in which you operate, of others who serve as a part of that infrastructure or the ability of that critical infrastructure to function.

Pursuant to the Governor’s declaration, the State of Alaska hereby orders the following. Upon arrival in any community in Alaska from another state or nation, you must:

  1. Proceed directly from the airport to your designated quarantine location, which is the location identified and affirmed by you on the mandatory State of Alaska Travel Declaration Form (attached).
    1. If you are a resident, your designated quarantine location is your residence.
    2. If you are a visitor or worker, your designated quarantine location is your hotel room or rented lodging.
  2. Remain in your designated quarantine location for a period of 14 days, or the duration of your stay in Alaska, whichever is shorter.
    1. You may leave your designated quarantine location only for medical emergencies or to seek medical care.
    2. Do not visit any public spaces, including, but not limited to: pools, meetings rooms, fitness centers or restaurants.
    3. Do not allow visitors in or out of your designated quarantine location other than a physician, healthcare provider, or individual authorized to enter the designated quarantine location by Unified Command.
    4. Comply with all rules or protocols related to your quarantine as set forth by your hotel or rented lodging.
    5. If you are required to self-quarantine and there are other individuals in your residence, hotel room, or rented lodging, you are required to comply with social distancing guidelines.

This mandate supersedes any local government travel restrictions.

The failure to follow this order is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, or imprisonment of not more than one year, or both pursuant to Alaska Statute 12.55.035 and Alaska Statute 12.55.135

Authority: AS 26.23.020(g)(7) 

Here is the flyer with additional information, including symptoms.  

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit coronavirus.alaska.gov

Fish & Game

Messages from the Alaska Board of Fisheries

Subsistence Information - click here for the ADFG Subsistence Overview page where you can access other pages, such as; hunting and fishing with regulations and permits information and harvest and data reports.

 

Health

Important information from the FDA:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and to help people who are unaware they have the virus from spreading it to others. This has led to questions from the Food and Agriculture Sector about what respirators, disposable facemasks, such as surgical or medical masks, or cloth face coverings are most appropriate for various settings. This fact sheet, developed in collaboration with CDC, provides a quick reference to these items potentially worn by workers in the Food and Agriculture Sector. Respirators, disposable facemasks, or cloth face coverings are designed and worn for different purposes as described in the table below.

 

If, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you were required to wear a respirator or disposable facemask on the job, based on a workplace hazard assessment, you should continue to do so.

 

Respirators, Disposable Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings

 

Respirators

·     Respirators protect wearers from breathing in hazardous contaminants in the air.

·     Respirators are required equipment for workers performing some jobs in the Food and Agriculture Sector.

·     If you are required to use a respirator for your job, you should continue to do so.

 

Disposable Facemasks

·     Disposable facemasks, such as surgical or medical masks, are not respirators and do not protect the wearer from breathing in small particles, gases, or chemicals in the air.

·     Disposable facemasks act as a protective barrier to prevent splashes, sprays, large droplets, or splatter from entering the wearer’s mouth and nose. The protective quality of disposable facemasks varies depending on type of material used to make the facemask.

·     Disposable facemasks also help prevent the wearer from spreading respiratory droplets.

·     Because disposable facemasks help prevent the wearer from spreading respiratory droplets, they may slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Wearing them may help people who unknowingly have the virus from spreading it to others.

 

Cloth Face Coverings

·     Cloth face coverings, whether provided by the employer or brought from home by the worker, are not respirators or disposable facemasks and do not protect the worker wearing them from exposures.

·     Cloth face coverings are only intended to help contain the wearer’s respiratory droplets from being spread.

·     Used in this way, CDC has recommended cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Wearing them may help people who unknowingly have the virus from spreading it to others.

·     Workers can wear a cloth face covering if the employer has determined that a respirator or a disposable facemask is NOT required based on the workplace hazard assessment.

·     When it is not practicable for workers to wear a single cloth face covering for the full duration of a work shift, particularly if they become wet, soiled, or otherwise visibly contaminated, a clean cloth face covering (or disposable facemask option) should be used and changed out as needed.

·     Review information provided on how to wear and care for cloth face coverings.

 

Considerations for Use of Cloth Face Coverings

Consider the following if you choose to wear a cloth face covering to slow the spread of COVID-19:

 

Proper wear and care of a cloth face covering

 

1.  Maintain face coverings in accordance with parameters in FDA’s Model Food Code sections 4-801.11 Clean Linens and 4.802.11 Specifications, as applicable.

2.  Launder reusable face coverings before each daily use.

3.   Cloth face coverings should:

4.   Cover the nose and below the chin

5.  Fit snuggly but comfortably against the side of the face

6.   Be secured with ties or ear loops

7.   Include multiple layers of fabric

8.  Allow for breathing without restriction

9.   Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change in shape

 

IMPORTANT: Hand hygiene is an important infection prevention and control measure. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after putting on, touching, or removing respirators, masks, or cloth face coverings.

 

The use of cloth face coverings in the work environment should be used in addition to other control measures, including engineering controls such as implementing social distance practices and physical partitions or barriers; and administrative controls such as frequent cleaning and disinfection protocols.

 

If you have symptoms and feel sick, stay home.

 

 

Additional Information:

If you are managing a farm, facility, or establishment and need assistance finding suppliers of PPE or face coverings, please contact FEMA at NBEOC@max.gov

 

 

ICWA

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: http://www.strongheartshelpline.org/


 

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@ugashikvillage.com .

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 ICWA@ugashikvillage.com .