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

Dolli Kinslow
IGAP Assistant

Maurice Enright
BBEDC Liaison

Larry Carmichael
IGAP Coordinator

Katie Payton
Finance Manager

Tribal Members


Please make sure UTV has your

current mailing address!

Application Form for CARES-Act funding for Ugashik Traditional Village Tribal Members.  

Ugashik Traditional Village has received funding through the CARES-Act to help provide financial aid for both tribal operations and tribal members. One grant came through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as a modification of our Aid to Tribal Government (ATG) funding. This funding is designed to provide financial assistance to keep tribal operations going as well as cover expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 public health crises. Our grant officer at the BIA has instructed us that these funds are not for distribution to tribal members.

The second funding came from the Department of Treasury and can be used for tribal members who have incurred unforeseen financial needs and risks created by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The UTV Council has determined that this funding will be distributed to assist with housing and utilities costs. If you meet the following criteria and require financial support with rental assistance, and/or utilities costs due to the public health crises, please fill out the accompanying application form.  

1) Criteria for selection:

  1. Tribal Members who have lost their employment or source of revenue due to the COVID-19 public health crises;
  2. Tribal Member Households who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 public health crises.
  3. Tribal Members who have experienced any financial setback due to the COVID-19 public health crises. 

* Due to the limited amount of funds received from the Federal Government, priority will be given to those who can document that they have lost their job or have incurred a loss of revenue.

2) Only Ugashik Traditional Village Tribal Members can apply. If there are two tribal members living in the same household, only ONE application will be considered for rental assistance or utilities expenses.

3) Please note that only one grant of up to $2,000.00 can be awarded per tribal member, or tribal member household. 

4) The application should be returned by November 30, 2020, in one of the following four ways:

A) To the following email addresses: and in a PDF or Word format.

B) Via Mail to: 2525 Blueberry Road, Suite 205 Anchorage, AK 99503. Must be postmarked October 1, 2020 (It is recommended to send via certified mail for tracking purposes.

C.)  Via Hand delivery to: 2525 Blueberry Road, Suite 205 Anchorage, AK 99503. Please call ahead prior to hand delivery to arrange a drop off time.

D) Via fax to: 907.338.7659

***Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if funds are still available and there is time to process the payment before the end of the 2020 calendar year.*** 

5) The CARES-Act funds are NOT to be used for any security deposits or pet damage deposits. These funds are to be used for monthly rent, or mortgage payments electric, and/or heating oil/gas. 

  • The CARES-Act funds are for tribally enrolled members of the Ugashik Traditional Village who are 18 years or older. 

  • Documentation for bills must be submitted with the application, and the funds will be paid directly to the vendor and not to the applicant, the applicant will be notified of payment date and amount. 

  • A current lease agreement or mortgage statement must be on file in the Anchorage UTV office or included with this application. The rent/mortgage payment will be sent to the vendor leasing agency, and a current bill for the month of the check request must be included. 

  • CARES-Act funds are limited to $2,000.00 per qualified individual/household.

Click here for the Application

Click here for the Attestment Letter, which will need to be included with your application

Click here for the document which outlines this grant


UTV has additional moneys ($300.00) for heads of households to assist with utilities. 

Send the office a copy of a utility bill or contact the office for additional information.

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

Hattie Albecker

Vice President
Daniel Pingree, Sr.

Julie Gaumond

Fred Matsuno

Member at Large
Daniel Pingree, Jr.


   Monthly Council Meeting Agenda

  Date:  March 26, 2021                                           Call In:  1-800-528-2793

  Place: UTV Office/Teleconference                            Conference code: 4508289

  Start Times: 10:00 AM ADT                           





Call to Order :  


President Hattie Albecker                         







Roll Call:


Hattie Albecker, President; Danny Pingree Sr., Vice- President; Fred Matsuno, Treasurer ; Julie Gaumond, Secretary; Daniel Pingree Jr., Member at Large




Staff Present:


Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator

Katie Payton, Finance Manager

Larry Carmichael, Environmental Coordinator

Dolli Rae, IGAP Assistant

Maurice (Mike) Enright, BBEDC Tribal Liaison 

Clementine Shangin, Tribal Administrative Assistant




Accept Agenda:


Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:




Accept Minutes: February 19, 2021 Meeting


Motioned by:                                          Seconded by:


Special Presentation -  




a.      Manager’s Report - Steven Alvarez


b.      Finance Report – Katie Payton


c.       IGAP Report – Larry Carmichael


d.      TAA Report – Clementine Shangin


e.       BBEDC Liaison Report – Mike Enright


f.        IGAP Assistant Report – Dolli Rae

















































Public Notices


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.



If you have questions about this brief, please contact Doneg McDonough, TSGAC Technical Advisor, at 

News & Announcements



USDA Seafood Trade Relief Program

Commercial fishers impacted by low prices due to trade tariffs may qualify for funding through the USDA Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP). Those who fished 2017-2019 are eligible for per-pound relief on various species, and could receive grants of up to $250,000. The STRP is not first-come, first-served. Apply by December 14, 2020.

The STRP is part of a relief strategy to support fishermen and other producers while the administration continues to work on free, fair and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally. 

The STRP is not a first-come, first-served program. The average domestic landings reported between 2017 and 2019 were used to determine payment rates per pound of eligible seafood commodities. Those payment rates reflect the estimated severity of the impact of trade disruptions to U.S. seafood caught and sold commercially, and the adjustment to new trade patterns for the types of seafood products. The total amount of estimated damage was used to determine how much funding would be needed. Payments are limited to $250,000 for all seafood commodities combined per person or legal entity. In addition, an applicant’s average adjusted gross income (AGI) cannot exceed $900,000 unless at least 75 percent of the AGI of the person or entity comes from farming, ranching, forestry, seafood harvesting, or related activities.

Sign-up for relief through the program from September 14, 2020 through December 14, 2020 by submitting an application through your local USDA Service Center.

Application Forms 

Please note: Not all forms are required for all applicants. Applicants should contact their local USDA Service Center or the USDA Call Center number below to determine what forms are required for them. 

STRP Application and All Supplemental Forms (pdf)

Customer Data Worksheet (pdf, AD-2047)

Form to Assist in Assessment of USDA Compliance with Civil Rights Laws (pdf, AD-2106)

Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Certification and Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information (pdf, CCC-941)

Certification of Income from Farming, Ranching, and Forestry Operations (pdf, CCC-942)

Short Form Farm Operating Plan for Individuals (pdf, CCC-902I, complete parts A, B and I only)

Farm Operating Plan for Entities (pdf, CCC-902E, complete parts A, B and L only)

Member’s Information for Entities (pdf, CCC-901)

Payment Enrollment Form (pdf, SF-3881)

STRP Application Form (pdf, CCC-916)

Help with the Application Process 

A Call Center is available for fishermen who would like additional one-on-one support with the STRP application process. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance. The Call Center can provide service to non-English speaking customers. 

Webinar: Learn More About the STRP and How to Apply

Service Center Status

All USDA Service Centers are open for business, including some that are open to visitors to conduct business in person by appointment only. More information can be found at

Information from the Lake and Peninsula Borough 

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit

Fish & Game

Messages from the Alaska Board of Fisheries



Important information from the CDC

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country and the world, we all must remain vigilant. The changes we have had to make to routines and daily life are extremely hard, but these changes are even more important now and in the future. We must stop the spread of this new and dangerous virus. The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be.

Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread~


 How to Protect Yourself When Going Out ~

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others.
    • Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds.
    • The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated.
    • You may find it harder to stay 6 feet apart in indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often.
    • Use soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.

What Symptoms to Watch For ~

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Other symptoms are signs of serious illness. If someone has trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, or difficulty staying awake, get medical care immediately.

What To Do If You're Sick ~

  • Stay home except to get medical care. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and recover at home without medical care.
  • Isolate yourself from other members of your family to prevent spread to them and the people that they may have contact with, like grandparents.
    • If you have to leave isolation, wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart from others, wash your hands frequently, and clean all touched surfaces.
  • Even if you don’t feel sick, you can spread COVID-19 to others. Be sure that you protect everyone as though they are the most fragile person in your family.
  • Get care immediately if you are having emergency warning signs, like trouble breathing, pain or pressure in chest. 

Link to the CDC and additional Coronavirus information:


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 .