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 Enright
IGAP Assistant

Maurice Enright
BBEDC Liaison

Larry Carmichael
IGAP Coordinator

Betti Malagon
Finance Manager

Tribal Members


American Rescue Plan Act Housing Improvement Program funding
for Ugashik Traditional Village Tribal Households

 Ugashik Traditional Village Council has rolled out, from the American Rescue Plan Act, a Housing Improvement Program for Ugashik Traditional Village Tribal Households, who own their home.  This program will assist tribal households with home improvement work.

Please click here for the application and instructions on how to participate in this program.  If you have any questions, please contact the UTV office at 907-338-7611.

The Anchorage WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program

  • The WIC gives healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals.
  • WIC is for children under 5, pregnant and postpartum women who meet income requirements.
  • Children in foster care and working families can qualify for WIC too.

Currently, you can now get more fruits and veggies with WIC!  For more information about the WIC Program or to apply, call 1-888-842-2037.  For more information, please visit their website:

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Need Help Paying Your Utility Bills?  Alaska's Heating Assistance Program (HAP) is designed to promote the general welfare and safeguard the health and well-being of Alaska's population by​ offsetting the cost of home heating for eligible Alaskan residents.   Please click here for the flyer, outlining the program and click here for the application. 

Please note, the application deadline is September 30, 2022.


Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veterans Land Allotment Program

Eligible veterans and heirs can select up to 160 acres of land until December 29, 2025 under the Dingell Act's 5-year-long Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Program of 2019! 

Click here for the 6 Steps and application to Certificate of Allotment 


2021/22 Utility Assistance for UTV Tribal Member Households 

Ugashik Traditional Village received funding through the American Rescue Plan Act to help provide financial aid for tribal member households. This funding came from the Department of Treasury to be used for tribal members who have incurred unforeseen financial needs and risks created by the COVID-19 public health emergency. UTV Council has determined that this funding is to be used to assist with utilities costs for each Tribal Member Household. The Council has allotted $650.00 or each household to cover costs for any of the household’s utilities. Payments will be made directly to your utility company.  In order to receive this assistance, please send into the UTV office a copy of your utility bill (or bills), with your name, address, and account number clearly visible. If you wish for this payment to be split up between two or more utility companies, please send in writing how you want this assistance to be applied.  You can send in your information via the following: 


Make sure Ugashik Traditional Village has your current address !

To update or confirm your address, contact the office at:  1-907-338-7611

Job Announcements


Summer Seasonal Contract Position Announcement 

Ugashik Traditional Village is currently recruiting for a summer seasonal contract worker. The position is a seasonal, part-time contract position. The successful applicant will be required to work in the village of Ugashik, AK for two weeks at a time. The position will work two weeks on and two weeks off. 

The primary responsibility is for the provision of overall Maintenance services for the Ugashik Community and to assist the community organization in other duties as assigned and will take place in the village of Ugashik, AK during the months of May through September, 2022. 

This position reports directly to the Tribal Administrator for all administrative support and the UTV Environmental Program Coordinator for daily supervision.   Please click here for the job description.

For more information contact – Steven Alvarez: 907.338.7694 Email:

For an application packet contact – Clementine Shangin: 907.338.7611 Email: 


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
Fred Matsuno

Julie Gaumond

Wesley Matsuno

Member at Large
Stephanie Rosario


   Monthly Council Meeting Agenda

  Date:  October 28, 2022                                           Call In:  1-800-967-7148

  Place: UTV Office/Teleconference                   Conference code: 291567

  Start Times: 10:00 AM Alaska Time




Call to Order :  



President: Hattie Albecker






Roll Call:



President - Hattie Albecker; Vice- President - Fred Matsuno; Treasurer - Wesley Matsuno; Secretary - Julie Gaumond; Member at Large - Stephanie Rosario





Staff Present:


·         Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator
·         Betti Malagon, Finance Manager 
·         Larry Carmichael, IGAP & Special Projects Manager
·         Clementine Shangin, Tribal Administrative Assistant
·         Mike Enright, BBEDC Liaison 
·         Dolli Enright, IGAP Assistant 
·         Irma Rhodes-King, ARPA Admin (On Leave)



Tribal Members on the Call:






Accept Agenda:



Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:






Accept Minutes: September 22, 2022



Motioned by:                                          Seconded by:






Special Guest Presentation




a)     Steven Alvarez - Manager’s Report
b)     Betti Malagon – Financial Report 
c)      Larry Carmichael – IGAP Report
d)     Irma Rhodes-King - Admin Report
e)     Clementine Shangin – TAA Report
f)       Mike Enright – BBEDC Liaison 
g)     Dolli Enright – IGAP Assistant 









Old Business/Follow-up Items:   



 a, ARPA Programs Updates - Steven



b.  Summer Projects Update - Larry 















New Business














Open Forum-Tribal Members:  Comments or Discussion






Next Meeting Date: November         , 2022 @          PM ADT






Executive Session:



   Motion to go into by:                                            Seconded by:






   Motion to come out of by:                                   Seconded by:









   Motion by:                                                                Seconded by:






   Time:                            PM











Public Notices



News & Announcements


Ugashik Traditional Village Council
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Guidelines
April 30, 2022

In response to the on-going world-wide COVID-19 virus pandemic, and with the increase in cases due to the Delta Variant, the Ugashik Traditional Village Council with support from staff and the community members of Ugashik, has developed this updated recommendation for restricting travel to our community, as well as quarantine guidelines for community members traveling to and from Ugashik.

Travel Restrictions: Ugashik Traditional Village Council, hereby limits travel to Ugashik to just those individuals that are essential to community health and village utility and service operations, as well as community members wishing to return to Ugashik. If you or someone you know will be traveling to Ugashik, please check in with the Tribal Administrator, Steven Alvarez (907.338.7694 or

Interstate Travel and Quarantine Guidelines: Anyone arriving in Ugashik from outside of Alaska must show proof of a negative test result within 72 hours prior to arrival. Regardless of your vaccination status, if you choose not to test, you are required to complete a 14-day quarantine within your household or property and must not exhibit signs of being affected by COVID-19. During this 14-day quarantine period, you will not have access to any public UTV buildings (Community Center, Equipment Building, Cannery Warehouse). Because the CDC has now determined that the Omicrom Variant of Covid-19 can be caught by vaccinated people, this policy applies to everyone traveling to Ugashik.

Any person who arrives in Ugashik and is required to quarantine in a home that has other people living in it, those people within that home or having contact with said individual will also be asked to complete a 14-day quarantine starting on the date of contact.

All travelers coming to the village who are not vaccinated are required to get tested within 24 hours after arriving and wait for a negative test result before coming out of quarantine.

All travelers coming to the village who show proof of a negative test result within 72 hours of arrival are required to quarantine in their homes until they can get a rapid response test 3-5 days after arriving. You must receive a negative test result before coming out of quarantine.  These rapid response tests will be available in the Community Center and can be obtained by The Tribal Liaison and/or the IGAP Assistant. The process of the nasal swab is self-administered. The village staff will then process the test and record your results.

Per CDC recommendations, anyone who tests positive for the virus needs to quarantine for as long as they are having symptoms and testing positive. Once there are no symptoms and testing negative, they should still quarantine for five days and then stay masked for another five days.

People who are fully vaccinated: Due to the virulent strength of the Omicrom Variant of Covid-19 and the data showing that even vaccinated people can catch and spread the virus, people who are fully vaccinated (meaning at least 2 weeks has passed since your second dose of Phizer/Moderna or 2 weeks has passed since 1 doze of Johnson and Johnson vaccine and a booster) will be required to follow the policies mentioned above. For our own data keeping, UTV may require proof of vaccination.

Masks in public spaces are still highly recommended per CDC.

Other Considerations:

• Per CDC guidelines it is still recommended to take precautions in public settings by wearing a mask and maintaining 6 feet distance. We still require using your mask in all public places.

• Anyone wishing to work for UTVC must complete their quarantine. If it is conducive to do so, they may work from home, or within their property.

• Fliers with these specific guidelines and suggestions for proper cleaning and virus avoidance will be provided by the Village Liaison and will be on the outside entrance to the Community Center, Equipment Building and Cannery Warehouse.

• The Tribal Administrator and/or IGAP Manager will inform all vendors and workers, arriving in the village of these requirements.

We realize that the above recommendations will not fit every situation, and that this is an everchanging environment. Please contact the Village Tribal Administrator if you have a situation which may need further evaluation. Thank you all for your diligence during this challenging time. Let’s work together and slow the progress of this virus so we can protect ourselves and those around us.

End DateFor the continued safety of all Ugashik residents, this policy will stay in effect for as long as the Ugashik Traditional Village Council deems it necessary.

Ignoring or violating this mandate can result in removal of services provided by the Ugashik Traditional Village.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit




2022/2023 Meeting Cycle 
The Alaska Board of Game calls for proposed changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the Southcentral and Southeast Regions.

The Alaska Board of Game (board) is accepting proposed changes for hunting and trapping regulations for the  Southeast Region (Game Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and the Southcentral Region (Game Management Units 6, 7, 8, 14C, and 15) including the following topics:

Hunting seasons and bag limits including subsistence and general hunts for all species; trapping seasons and bag limits; big game prey populations and objectives for intensive management; predation control areas implementation plans; restricted areas including controlled use areas, management areas, closed areas, and closures in state game refuges.

Proposed changes to regulations under 5 AAC Chapter 92, Statewide Provisions specific to game management units within these regions will also be accepted. This includes regulations under the categories of: general provisions, permit conditions and provisions, methods and means, possession and transportation, and the use of game. Please specify game management units or areas/regions for which the proposal applies.

The following topics will be considered for all Game Management Units:

  • Brown Bear Tag Fee Exemptions
  • Reauthorization of Antlerless Moose Hunts (State statute requires all antlerless moose hunts be reauthorized annually.)

Proposals may be submitted by email, mail, fax, or online:


Email:      (attachments only)

Mail:                 ADF&G, Boards Support Section

                         P.O. Box 115526 Juneau, AK  99811-5526

Fax:                   (907) 465-6094                                                

Proposals must be received by Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Boards Support Section office in Juneau. (A postmark is NOT sufficient for timely receipt).

You are encouraged to submit proposals at the earliest possible date on Board of Game proposal forms available from the Boards Support Section regional offices and on the website at: All proposals must contain an individual’s name and an organizational name if appropriate, contact telephone number, and address. Regional proposals must specify the applicable region or game management unit.

Providing clarity on the proposal form helps the board, advisory committees, and the public more fully understand the proposed regulatory changes. Proposals that are incomplete or unclear may be omitted from the proposal book. You are encouraged to contact the Boards Support Section staff if you have questions or need assistance with completing the proposal form. Proposals published in the proposal book will be formatted, referenced with the appropriate Alaska Administrative Code citation, and include a brief description of the action requested. Proposals with emotionally charged language will be rejected or redacted as they detract from the substance of the proposals, may draw opposition not germane to the element(s) of the proposal, and may elicit nonresponsive charges from the public/board members. Proposals not meeting this call or submitted late will not be published.

Proposal books will be available to the advisory committees, agencies, and the public at for review and comment.

Proposals received per the above “Call for Proposals” deadline will be considered by the Board of Game at their Southeast Region Meeting scheduled for January 20 – 24, 2023 and the Southcentral Region Meeting scheduled for March 17 – 21, 2023. For more information, please contact the ADF&G Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110, or email




Information on available Health Programs!

Children's Health Insurance Program -  The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state-federal program offering free or low-cost health coverage for eligible children and other family members.  There are special protections for AI/ANs enrolled in CHIP.

CMS Tribal Affairs -  This is a resource for American Indians and Alaska Natives (I/ANs, Tribal organizations and other federal agencies on Tribal consultation, the Affordable Care Act, All Tribes Calls, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Long-Term Services & Supports Technical Assistance Center, outreach and education resources.

Medicaid - Medicaid is a state-federal program that offers health care coverage to eligible individuals.

Medicare -  Medicare is the federal health care coverage program for people ages 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease.  Visit the website to learn more or call 1-800-633-4227 (TYY: 1-877-486-2048.

Health Care Coverage - Follow this link for resources where individuals, families, and small businesses can learn about their health care options, compare health care coverage plans, and enroll in coverage.  1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)

Special Marketplace Protections and Benefits for AI/ANs - This link takes you directly to the website page that contains specific information for AI/ANs who have certain protections in the Health Insurance Marketplace, such as reduced cost sharing, special enrollment periods, and exceptions from the tax penalty.

Social Security - Through the Social Security website, you can replace Medicare card, change your name and address, learn about Part A and Part B, apply for extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs, ask about premiums, report a death, and more.  1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)

ADT Medical Alert Systems!

Click here for information regarding ADT Medical Alert Systems - there are three different options to choose from and ADT's MedReady Medication Reminder System.

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:


Unity 2022 Native Youth Conferences!

There is a United National Indian Tribal Youth conference in Phoenix, AZ on February 24 - 27, 2022 and again on July 8 - 12, 2022 in Minnesota, MN.  Please click here for the Unity Flyer! 

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:

 Victim Services

The State of Alaska has information and can provide services and resources to help with domestic violence and sexual assault. Please click here for those resources.