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:

W.R.A.P. - Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Delivered by the Alaska Peer Support Consortium. Call 907-258-2772 to set up a workshop in your community now!

  • Creates a local support group for people struggling with life issues.
  • Supports participants to get well and stay well for long periods of time and can decrease hospitalizations.
  • Can be used in every community and village.
  • Led by the local community members, ask us about upcoming facilitator training opportunity in October.
  • Promotes the community to support it's own members.
  • Includes ongoing mentoring for local leadership.


Testimonials from Alaska participants include:

"This has helped me affirm that I'm on the right track and has given me more tools to work with"

"It's a lifesaver! Skills I can live by!"

Job Announcements

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 Vacancies

A complete list of available positions can be found on the BBAHC website. Applicants with questions, please call BBAHC Human Resources at 907-842-9325, which is our direct line to our office.

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation

Currently there are quite a few Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation job opportunities available! Click here for the vacancy list, which was updated January 3, 2017, and here for an employment application. If you have any questions, please call BBAHC Human Resources at 907-842-9325, which is the direct line to their office.

Please note, one of the vacancies is in South Naknet for a Community Heath Aide - Practioner. See information below for more details:

POSITION TITLE: Community Health Aide - Practitioner



FUNCTIONS: Provides primary healthcare, within given limits of level of training, standing orders, and scope of practice including preventive, acute and emergency care to residents of an assigned village within the Bristol Bay region.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be high school graduate or have GED certificate or equivalent. Achieves a score on the standardized Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Level D, indicating eighth grade level competence in Applied Math, Math Computation, and Reading. Must have basic computer skills. Prefer ability to speak local native language. Dependable and maintains confidentiality. Resides in assigned community or sub region. Able to leave the home community for periods of 1 to 6 weeks or more for training. Able to provide year-round coverage of clinic hours. If assigned to a specific village, recommended by the Traditional Village Council of the assigned village. Must successfully pass the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. If authorized to drive a community vehicle, must have a current, insurable driver’s license. Must receive all immunizations and successfully complete all testing required for attending Session Training. Must be able to meet all physical requirements of Session training including travel by air, extended time away from home, and full participation in activities including blood draws, injections, and IVs both as a caregiver in training and as a subject. Must work in other village clinics for limited times. Must be available for ETT training, Pre-session, Session I training and other training and meetings as directed by BBAHC.


Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 130
Dillingham, AK 99576
(907) 842-5201 ext. 6325
In Alaska 1 800-478-5201 ext. 6325

Pre-employment drug screening required, must meet eligibility criteria of the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act and if applicable the Indian Child Protection Act

Alaska Native and American Indian Preference is hiring under PL93-638

More information may be obtained on the BBAHC website -

Tribal Council

Council Members

Fred Matsuno

Vice President
Hattie Albecker

Daniel Pingree, Jr.

Daniel Pingree, Sr.

Member at Large
Julie Gaumond


Council Meeting

Next Meeting - February 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 Alaska Time

News & Announcements


Here's a look at the Village projects!

Lean-to during construction

The lean-to off of the equipment building has been completed!

Public Notices

Read the latest Legislative eClips

Download the latest Leglistlate eCLips from February 3, 2017 here.

More information can be found at

2016 DNR Shore Fishery Lease Public Notice

Please see the links below for the 2016 DNR public notice for shore fishery lease applications in the Bristol Bay area. This and additional public notice information can be viewed on the Department of Natural Resources website and the Shore Fishery Leasing Program (SFLP) website, again, links to which can be found below. Maps depicting the areas applied for are available on the SFLP website (second link).

If you have trouble accessing this information, please contact:

Andrew J.A. Miller, Natural Resource Specialist
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land, and Water
Shore Fishery Leasing
550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 900C
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-269-8545
Fax: 907-269-8913

Please note that comments/protests must be submitted on or before January 30, 2017.

Notice from the Tribal Health Research Office

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) is pleased to announce a digital storytelling Challenge, or competition, in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The Challenge, entitled Storytelling about Health and Wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities is to develop a brief (five minutes or less) digital story that communicates how traditions and heritage promote health within American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Submissions must be made by January 31, 2017.

The first place winner will receive $4,000; second place will receive $3,000; third place will receive $2,000; and two honorable mentions will each receive $500. Awards will be announced the week of March 6th, 2017. The first place winner will also be invited to an upcoming meeting of the NIH Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee. Travel will be reimbursed for those invitees.

The submission is a video that describes: 1) how heritage and tradition leads to health and wellness in AI/AN communities; and 2) how future research can improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Submissions are limited to a video that may not exceed five minutes. Winning entries may be posted on the NIH web site. Submissions must be substantially free of scientific jargon and understandable by viewers without scientific/technical backgrounds.

For more details on the specific requirements of submissions, please go to the announcement of the challenge on the THRO website.

Fish & Game

Alaska Board of Game Call for Propsals, 2017/2018 Meeting Cycle

The Alaska Board of Game (board) is accepting proposal changes for hunting and trapping regulations for the Central/Southwest Region.  Proposals must be received by Monday, May 1, 2017.  Proposals received per the "Call for Proposals" deadline will be considered by the Board of Game at their Statewide Regulations Meeting scheduled for November 2017, and the Central/Southwest Meeting in February 2018 - all portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is scheduled to be available, see the full announcement for details and links here.

From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Boards Support Section in Dillingham

There is currenty a Ugashik Designated Seat on the Lower Bristol Bay Fish and Game Advisory Committee, an election will be held at the next Tribal Council Meeting, Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 for this seat.  The electoriate will serve a term expiring June 30, 2018.

To be eligible for this election, complete the new member form and submit to the Ugashik Traditional Village via fax or email - see below.

Fax:      907-338-7659




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.