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

Irma Rhodes King
ICWA Worker

Tribal Members


We have several programs specifically for tribal members:

AmeriCorps Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps

There is no better time than right now to make a difference!  By serving as a member in the AmeriCorps "Tribal Civilian Community Corps (TCCC)".  Hoopa TCCCC is a tribal residential national service program for young Native men and women, between the ages of 18 - 24 years old.  The AmeriCorps Hoopa TCCC is now accepting applications for the 2017 program year.  The AmeriCorps Hoopla Tribal CCC Mission:  The mission of TCCC is to make a difference in our lives, improve the lives of others, and to positively change the environment of the communities we are serving. 

Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) awards grants to programs that engage AmeriCorps members in an evidence based service interventions that result in a positive impact on identified community problems (e.g., based on proposed program’s performance and evaluation data or research demonstrating the effectiveness of a similar intervention). An AmeriCorps Member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. AmeriCorps Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that can be used to pay for college tuition, repayment of qualified student loans, and training at technical schools.

CNCS believes that all Americans should have opportunities to participate in national service, including those that have been traditionally underrepresented in national service, such as rural residents, people with disabilities, veterans and military families, Native Americans, and “Opportunity Youth-- the one in six young people (ages 16-24) who are disconnected from school or work.” CNCS recognizes that service can create powerful pathways to education and employment for these populations, transforming their communities and creating broad economic benefit for the country. National service benefits the recipients of service, those who serve, local communities, and our nation.

AmeriCorps State and National sets aside 1% of total grant funds to award grants to eligible federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

Experiences - Opportunities - Results

While at TCCC, participants will become members of the Hoopa Valley community, they will also travel and learn to adapt to other communities, creating positive change, TCCC offers a variety of experiences.  Corps Members receive the opportunity to learn valuable job skills while traveling, and working in a team-based atmosphere.  Click here for the flyer.  The flyer also contains the contact name and contact information.  Here is a link to the website where you can find valuable information and resources. 

From the BBEDC: Emergency Transfer Grant Program

Increase the number of limited entry salmon permits held by residents of the region by providing an opportunity for eligible individual residents to commercial fish salmon fishing limited entry permits through the purchase of a short term, emergency transfer. BBEDC will provide grants and counseling to eligible participants.  The Emergency Transfer Grant Program provides grants to eligible residents to help them obtain an emergency transfer of a limited entry salmon fishing permit. 

For more information,

 click here for the fact sheet and here for the application. 


Leftover FY15 NAHASDA funds are available on a First Come First Serve basis for rental, electricity assistance and fuel. Funds will be advertised until July 22nd. PLEASE CALL UGASHIK TRADITIONAL VILLAGE OFFICE @ 907-338-7611 for more information and ask for Clementine.


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 Council

Council Members

Fred Matsuno

Vice President
Hattie Albecker

Daniel Pingree, Jr.

Daniel Pingree, Sr.

Member at Large
Julie Gaumond


    Council Meeting Agenda

DateJune 23, 2017             Call In:  1-800-528-2793

Place: UTV Office/Ugashik     Conference code: 4508289

Start Time: 1:00 PM Alaska Time  

1.  Call to Order : 
 Member at Large: Julie Gaumond
2.  Roll Call:
 President: Fred Matsuno – Vice- President:  Hattie Albecker,
 Treasurer:  Daniel Pingree Sr. – Secretary: Daniel Pingree Jr.
 Member at Large: Julie Gaumond
3.  Staff Present:
 •  Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator
 •  Clementine Shangin, Administrative Assistant
 •  Mike Enright, BBEDC Liaison (On Leave)
 •  Irma Rhodes King, ICWA Worker
 •  Nicole Johnson, IGAP Coordinator
 •  Dolli Kinslow, IGAP Assistant
 •  Contract Staff:  Katie Payton
4. Accept Agenda:
 Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:
5.  Accept Minutes: Council Meeting, May 24, 2017
 Motioned by:                                          Seconded by:
6. Reports: 
 a.  Steven Alvarez - Manager’s Report
 b.  Katie – Financial
 c.  Nicole Johnson – IGAP Report
 d.  Clementine - TAA Report
 e.  Irma - ICWA Report
 f.   BBEDC Liaison – Mike Enright
7. Old Business/Follow-up Items:  
 a.  Delivery of Crane – Steven/Dennis
 b.  Update on Dock & Health Clinic - Dennis
 c.   Compactor & Backhoe Delivery - Steven
 d.   Internet Upgrade - Steven
8.  New Business
 a. Annual Meeting Picnic - Hattie
 b. Commercial fish Buyer – Hattie/Mike
 c.  Batteries for current/future power system - Steven
 d.  Energy Plan – Strategic Planning Workshop – Steven/Nicole
       I.     Schedule
       II.    Flyer and getting the word out
       III.   Lodging for DOE folks and Brian Hirsch
       IV.   Projector and Monitor for presentation
 e. Safety Manual - Steven
9. Open Forum-Tribal Members:  Comments or Discussion
 Next Meeting Date: _______________, 2017 @ ___________ ADT
10. Executive Session: Tank Farm contract review
 Motion to go into by:                                            Seconded by:
 Motion to come out of by:                                   Seconded by:
11. Adjourn:
 Motion by:                                                                Seconded by:
 Time:                            PM



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

Notice to all Voters of the Lake and Peninsula Borough

Lake and Peninsula Borough Assembly and School Board Nominations Open June 5, 2017.

Notice is hereby given that  on October 3, 2017, the General Election of the Lake and Peninsula Borough will be held in accordance with AS 29.26.040. for the purpose of electing officials for Assembly Members and School Board Members for the following districts:

District 1: Igiugig, Iliamna, Kokhanok, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, and Port Alsworth
District 2: Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Egegik, Ivanof Bay, Levelock, Perryville, Pilot Point, Port Heiden, and Ugashik

Click here for the 2017 Notification of Nomination.  Nominations close on August 20, 2017, the last day to register as a new voter is September 3, 2017.  If you have any questions about the election or seats open for nomination, please contact the Lake and Peninsula Borough Clerk at 907-246-3421 or 800-764-3421.


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


On February 23, 2017, the Board of Game adopted as emergency regulation, changes in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with hunting bag limits for caribou in Unit 13:

1.  5 AAC 85.025(a)(8) is changed as follows:

a.       Increase bag limit to two caribou for the community subsistence harvest hunt and remove the cap of 300 caribou. 

b.      Increase the bag limit to two caribou for the Tier I subsistence permits.

c.       Open a registration permit for one caribou, season to be announced by emergency order.

2.  5 AAC 92.072(C)(2)(A) is changed to increase the number to two caribou per household  for the community subsistence harvest permits.

The emergency regulations took effect February 24, 2017, and will expire June 23, 2017. The Board of Game does not intend to make the emergency regulations permanent.

For more information on this and other emergency regulations, visit the Board of Game website at, and/or by contacting ADF&G Boards Support Section at 465-4110. 


From:  Kevin Payne, Subsistence Biologist with Alaska Peninsula/Becharof NWR

2017 Federal Caribou Hunt for Unit 9C Remainder

WHO CAN APPLY: Only residents of unit 9C and Egegik

HOW TO APPLY: Federally eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone from May 1st – May 15th 2017 (see contact information below).

HOW WILL PERMITS BE AWARDED: Selection of successful applicants will be done randomly from all eligible applicants. Successful applicants will be notified by May 19th, 2017.

WHAT INFORMATION WILL BE NEEDED TO APPLY: You will only need your name, the name of the community in which you permanently reside, and a telephone contact number at which you can be reached. However, in order to receive a permit, you will need to provide proof of a valid Alaska resident hunting license and answer several other questions to complete the application.

NOTE: Five permits (1 bull only) will be issued for this drawing. The season would run from Aug. 10 – Sept 20 and Nov. 15 – Feb. 28 for unit 9C remainder.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY: Please stop by the USFWS office in King Salmon or call (907) 246-1206

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Payne, 907-586-1293



2017 Federal Caribou Hunt for Unit 9E

WHO CAN APPLY: Only residents of unit 9E, Nelson Lagoon, and Sand Point

HOW TO APPLY: Federally eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone from May 1st – May 15th, 2017 (see contact information below)

HOW WILL PERMITS BE AWARDED: Selection of successful applicants will be done randomly from all eligible applicants. Successful applicants will be notified by May 19th, 2017.

WHAT INFORMATION WILL BE NEEDED TO APPLY: You will only need your name, the name of the community in which you permanently reside, and a telephone contact number at which you can be reached. However, in order to receive a permit, you will need to provide proof of a valid Alaska resident hunting license and answer several other questions to complete the application.

NOTE: Ten permits (1 bull only) will be issued for this drawing. The season would run from Aug. 10 – Sept 20 and Nov. 1 – Apr. 30 for unit 9E.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY: Please stop by the USFWS office in King Salmon or call (907) 246-1206 

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Payne, 907-586-1293


SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly Update: Jan. 18, 2017

Read the latest SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly here.

SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly Update: Jan. 12, 2017

Read the latest SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly here.

HSS IEA Weekly Bulletin

Please see the information below from the US Department of Health & Human Services, from the office of:

Susan Johnson
Region 10 Director – Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
US Department of Health & Human Services

HHS News

Click here for the January 2017 Newsletter - there is a lot of great information in this month's issue - most importantly Open Enrollment information!

ACA Fact Sheets

The ACA fact sheets have been updated with the most current stats available.

They can be found here:

Read the latest issue of HealthMatters from AlaskaCare Health Plan

Click here to read the October 2016 print newsletter for AlaskaCare Health Plan members.


ICWA Workshop Teleconference

The next ICWA Workshop Teleconference will be held on June 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM Alaska Time.  There will be two guest speakers from the StrongHearts Native Helpline and they will give an overview of an organization that provides confidential service for Alaska Natives/America Indians who are experiencing issues of dating or domestic violence.  StrongHearts Native Helpline website: and advocates are available Monday - Friday between 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Alaska Time) at 1-800-762-8483.

Date:                  Thursday, June 22

Time:                   1:00 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