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

Daniel Pingree Jr. 
BBEDC Liaison 

Alicia Active 
IGAP Coordinator 





Tribal Members




National Park Service Academy Alaska

Internship Program

The NPS Academy Alaska summer internship program offers young adults age 18-35 an opportunity to intern at a national park site in Alaska in a variety of fields. Check out the positions below! Candidates should fill out all three parts of the application – Basic, Program (intern/corps), and Final – here as soon as possible or before February 4, and email Jeff Chen at their top 5 position interests. Don’t pay the application fee – he will waive it! This opportunity comes with a Spring Break orientation (week of March 10) that will happen, contingent on the NPS agreement being signed.

Anyone may apply, but the recruitment focus for this program is young adults who may identify as coming from underrepresented communities in Alaska. All applicants may also apply for positions listed in their internship database . Anyone with questions or comments may call, text, or email Jeff at 907-717-8414 

Position #








Klondike Goldrush NP

Youth Programs Intern

5/27/19 - 8/18/19 - 4 weeks flexible

$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing



Denali NP&P

Sled Dog Kennels Intern

5/13/19 - 8/4/19 - 2 weeks flexible

$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing



Denali NP&P

Road Ecology Wildlife Observer Intern

5/13/19 - 8/4/19 - not flexible

$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing



AK Public Lands Info Center

Education Intern

6/3/19 - 8/25/19 - 4 weeks flexible

$1,115 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,000/month housing allowance



NPS AK regional office

Community Assistance Intern

5/18/19 - 8/19/19 - 4 weeks flexible

$1,115 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,000/month housing allowance



Gates of the Arctic NP & P

Visitor Services Intern

5/13/19 - 8/4/19 - not flexible

$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, free housing



Western Arctic NP

Subsistence Intern

5/29/19 - 8/20/19 - 4 weeks flexible

$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing



Kenai Fjords NP

Resource Managemnt Intern

6/1/19 - 8/23/19 - 4 weeks flexible

$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing


Brooks Camp

Katmai NP & P

Visitor Services Intern

5/13/19 - 8/4/19 - not flexible

$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing


Port Alsworth

Lake Clark NP & P

Fisheries Intern

5/20/19 - 8/11/19 - not flexible

$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing



Denali NP&P

Interpretation/Education Intern

5/28/19 - 8/19/19 - 2 weeks flexible

$1,300 travel allowance, $400/week living allowance, $1,566 AmeriCorps eligible, free housing





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!  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
Daniel Pingree, Sr.

Julie Gaumond

Fred Matsuno

Member at Large
Daniel Pingree, Jr.


    January Meeting Agenda

Date:  January 22, 2019                  Call In:  1-800-528-2793

Place: UTV Office/Ugashik     Conference code: 4508289

Start Time: 1:00 PM AM Alaska Time  



Call to Order :  



President: Hattie Albecker






Roll Call:



President: Hattie Albecker

Vice- President: Daniel Pingree Sr

Treasurer: Fred Matsuno

Secretary: Julie Gaumond

Member at Large: Daniel Pingree Jr.






Staff Present:



·         Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator

·         Clementine Shangin, Administrative Assistant

·         Alicia Active, IGAP Coordinator

·         Daniel Pingree Jr. BBEDC Tribal Liaison

·         Dolli Kinslow, IGAP Assistant

Contract Staff:  Katie Payton






Accept Agenda:



Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:






Accept Minutes: December 14, 2018



Motioned by:                                          Seconded by:






Special Presentation: NONE






a)     Steven Alvarez - Manager’s Report

b)     Katie – Financial

c)      Alicia - IGAP

d)     Clementine - TAA Report

e)     Daniel Pingree – Liaison Report

f)       Dolli Kinslow – IGAP Assistant Report






Old Business/Follow-up Items:  



a. Community Center Phone System - Daniel



b. Barge Sale Update - Steven



c.  Eddie Clark Projects - Steven



d.  AKUSA CD account


















New Business



a.  2019 BBEDC Block Grant Budget – Steven/Katie



b.  2019 BBEDC Liaison Budget – Steven/Katie



c.  2019 BBEDC Seasonal Hire Budget – Steven/Katie



d.  Win-Ray Disposal Update - Steven



e.  2020 IGAP Work Plan - Alicia



f.  ICWA 2019 Resolution






Open Forum-Tribal Members:  Comments or Discussion






Next Meeting Date:  February  _   ,_2019 @ __1:00 pm_ AST






Executive Session:



   Motion to go into by:                                            Seconded by:






   Motion to come out of by:                                   Seconded by:









   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

News & Announcements


 Village Update!

Currently the cannery building roof is being re-tinned!  Rumor has it, it looks great!  Pictures will be posted soon!


New solar panels on the equipment building!

And new batteries! 




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.


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