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.


As of September 13, 2016, we have 140 Tribal Members in our village! This includes active Tribal Members and Honorary Tribal Members.

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

Nicole Johnson
IGAP Coordinator

Maurice Enright
BBEDC Liaison


Dolli Kinslow 
IGAP Assistant

Tribal Members


Posted by:  Steven Alvaraz

Date:  10/16/2017


There are leftover funds in the 2016 NAHASDA grant period.  UTVC is accepting applications for the utility voucher program:

Fuel and/or Rental Assistance

Tribal Members will be required to go through the qualifying process by completing the BBHA Application.  

Applications are available at the UTVC office, as well as online at

These leftover funds will be available for new applicants only for the next four (4) weeks.  After this time, if there are still funds available, previous applicants who have already received their annual allotment can re-apply.  Funds will be distributed until funds are depleted.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Clementine at the Anchorage offices:  907-338-7611

You may fax your application to the Tribal office - 907-338-7659 or mail to:

Ugashik Traditional Village                                                                                                                                                                                    2525 Blueberry Road, Ste. 205                                                                                                                                                                  Anchorage, AK  99503

Any Tribal member who feels the qualifying decision is wrong has the right to appeal in writing to the Bristol Bay Housing Authority in Dillingham.  Attention to the Housing Manager.



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


    Council Meeting Agenda

Date:  January 23, 2018             Call In:  1-800-528-2793

Place: UTV Office/Ugashik     Conference code: 4508289

Start Time: 2:00 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 
  • Clemenine Shangin, Administratie Assistant
  • Martha Anelon, ICWA/Admin.
  • Mike Enright, BBEDC Liaison
  • Nicole Johnson, IGAP Coordinator
  • Dolli Kinslow, IGAP Assistant
  • Contract Staff:  Katie Payton

4. Accept Agenda:
 Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:

5. Accept Minutes:  Council Meetings, 

Motioned by:                                          Seconded by:

6. Special Guest:

7.  Reports:

  • Steven Alvarez - Manager's Report
  • Katie Payton - Financial Report
  • Nicole Johnson - IGAP Report
  • Clementine Shangin:  TAA Report
  • Martha - Admin Report
  • Maurice Enright - BBEDC Liaison Report
  • Dolli Kinslow - IGAP Assistant Report
  • Dennis Courtney - Clinic / Cannery Bldg. Update

8.  Old Business/Follow-up Items:

9.  New Business

10.  Open Forum - Tribal Members:  Comments or Discussion

Next Meeting Date: _____________, 2017 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

2018 NPS Academy Alaska Internships - *Deadline: 1/3/18*

Interested in taking care of the land? Join the Alaska NPS Academy. The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking young adults in Alaska for a Spring Break orientation and a variety of expense-paid summer internshipswith the National Park Service (NPS) in Alaska!

Spring Break (week of March 11, 2018): Join 15 SCA members age 18-35 in Anchorage for a fun and career-focused week of workshops and recreation. Summer Internship: Selected SCA members will go on to complete a 12-week internship at a NPS site in Alaska. Hone your skills in Public Speaking, Wildlife Management, Native Habitat Restoration, Cultural Resources, Digital Media, and more!

Benefits: SCA will provide transportation, lodging, and meals for the orientation. Summer Interns receive $1,100 travel allowance, free housing or rent stipend, $280 per week, and many will be eligible for a $1,500 AmeriCorps Education Award. Many SCA interns may be eligible to receive college credits and federal certifications.

NPS Academy is open to all applicants 18-35, but the recruitment focus is college students who identify as coming from underrepresented backgrounds. For a Flyer, Eligibility and to Apply, visit:

Candidates must complete basic, intern, and final applications. Candidates don’t need to pay the application fee! Contact SCA Alaska Recruiter Jeff Chen at or 907-717-8414 for the fee waiver, if any questions arise, or once the application is complete. Apply for NPS Academy by 5pm, Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Additional 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.



Read the latest Legislative eClips

Here is the latest Leglistlate eCLips from June 2, 2017,  the Legislative Information Office has reached the end of their regular six months of service session, however, they will be checking messages regularly and will be available by appointment through July 15th.  The 2nd Session of the 30th Legislature will begin in December, 2017.   For any immediate needs, the Juneau LIO is available year-round at 1-800-478-4648.  Click here for the June 2nd flyer and additional information can be found at


News & Announcements


Ugashik Environmental Update

Second Quarter 2017- Environmental Update

By Nicole Johnson

The IGAP Program has hit the ground running and spent this past quarter focused on Emergency and Environmental planning in Ugashik Traditional Village. The three main projects being focused on are a Tribal Multi-Hazards Mitigation Plan, Emergency Efficiency Kickstarter Planning Grant for the Community Center and Equipment Building, and Brownfields planning and evaluations.

Tribal Multi-Hazards Mitigation Plan

The Tribal Multi-Hazards Mitigation Plan through support of the BBNA in collaboration with FEMA. The goal of this work is to develop a comprehensive FEMA approved, 5-year hazard mitigation plan for Ugashik Village.

As part of the development of this plan additional work will be completed on the Small Community Emergency Response Plan (SCERP) through the state of Alaska. Once this plan is completed there will be flip-books available to provide guidance during the initial phases of emergency response situations.

All the information on these programs are available in both the Anchorage and Village Environmental Programs Offices. If you would like to review or contribute to either of these programs please get in contact with Dolli for information on the next planning session.

AHFC Energy Efficiency Kickstarter Planning Grant

Ugashik Traditional Village received an Energy Efficiency Kickstarter Grant for this Fiscal Year. The funds from this grant are directed to be used for Energy Auditing of the Ugashik Community Center and Equipment Building. The information from audits will be used to develop action plans to reduce the energy consumption in these building and hopefully reduce the overall use of Diesel in the village.


The EPA-GAP program has been working on building a solid foundation of data surrounding the two brownfield locations in the village. Our program is focused primarily on the site behind the community center known as the “Former Boat Repair Yard area,” which includes the site of the Winray. My work has been to locate as much information on the history of the site, along with consulting with state and federal agencies who may have a vested interest in the site.

I will be issuing a summary report of my findings at the end of fiscal year 2017, which will be available for review in the office. It is the hope that this work will assist in locating funding to get this site cleaned-up.


If you have any environmental concerns or comments, please email Nicole at, put *Village Concern* in the subject line for a quicker response. Or stop by the office and speak with Dolli or Nicole.



Fish & Game

Messages from the Alaska Board of Fisheries


The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will meet for a three-day Work Session beginning at 8:30 a.m., October 17–19, 2017, at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, 555 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

No regulatory action will be taken at this meeting. Agenda topics for this meeting may include: election of officers, agenda change requests, petitions, meeting organization and establishment of committees for the 2017/2018 meeting cycle, location and date selection for the 2019/2020 meeting cycle, informational reports, creation of board generated proposals, approval of the 2018/2019 call for proposals, and/or administrative issues that may come before the board. The board may choose to go into executive session. The board will also take up items under a miscellaneous business agenda.

On Day 3 of the meeting, October 19, the board will also cover two additional subjects on Kodiak salmon genetics research and a process for delisting stocks of concern.

This three-day meeting is open to the public. Written comments, due by October 3, may be mailed to: Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, emailed, entered on the Board’s main webpage at, or faxed to: (907) 465-6094. A live audio stream is intended to be available on the Board of Fisheries’ website at

The agenda and any other meeting documents, including agenda change requests, will be available prior to the meeting on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Board of Fisheries, meeting information webpage at:

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in any of these public meetings, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110 by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2017, to make any necessary arrangements.

For more information about the meeting, contact Glenn Haight at 465-6095




ICWA Workshop Teleconference

The next ICWA Workshop Teleconference will be held on September 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM Alaska Time.  Guest speaker this month is Evelyn Wassily with BBNA Family Services and she will be will sharing her insights on the subject of Child Abuse Prevention.  She has experience in the Alaska field of family services.  Our workshops are general in nature and confidentiality is always protected.  Please join us!

Date:                  Friday, September 29th

Time:                   2:00 PM Alaska Time

Dial in number:     1-800-528-2793

Conference code:  4508289

Click here for additional information on this teleconference from Irma Rhodes King

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