2525 Blueberry Road, Suite 205
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
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: email@example.com 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
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.
Steven Wounded Deer Alvarez
UTV Tribal Administrator
Tribal Administrator Assistant
Member at Large
Monthly Meeting Agenda
Date: November 30, 2023 Call In: 1-888-537-7715
Place: UTV Anchorage Office/Teleconference Conference code: 4 3 1 3 1 2 2 4#
Start Time: 8:30 AM Alaska Time
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The BBNA / Fire and Forest Management Plan can be found on BBNA website in the News section
Wildfire response is outlined in BBNA FMP pages 41-46
Did you know? The Division of Forestry )DOF) has been designated the fire supression agency for Bristol Bay region and provides for crews and equipment necessary to protect Native allotments.
Statewide wildland fire reporting = 1-800-237-3663
Click here for additional information regarding fire management options and descriptions - Critical, Full, Modified, and Limited.
The new equipment building has been completed as of the end of September 2023!
Ugashik Traditional Village Council
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Guidelines
May 15, 2023
In response to the continuing COVID-19 virus issue, in spite of the decrease in cases, the Ugashik Traditional Village Council with support from staff and the community members of Ugashik, has updated the recommendation for travel guidelines to our community, as well as quarantine protocols for community members traveling to and from Ugashik.
Travel Restrictions: There are currently no travel restrictions 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 firstname.lastname@example.org), or IGAP Assistant and Interim Tribal Liaison, Dolli Enright (907.797.4117 or email@example.com).
Interstate Travel and Quarantine Guidelines: Anyone arriving in Ugashik from outside of Alaska must test within 12 hours after arrival to the village. 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 any symptoms of 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 recent variants 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, regardless of vaccination status are required to get tested within 12 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 selfadministered. 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 a minimum of five days, or for as long as they are having symptoms. The first day you test positive is considered day 0 (zero). Once the five days has been completed, you are required to wear a mask for another five days.
Masks in public spaces are still highly recommended per CDC.
• Per CDC guidelines it is still recommended to take precautions in public settings by wearing a mask and maintaining 6 feet distance.
• 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 Date: For 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 coronavirus.alaska.gov
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF GAME COMMITTEE REGARDING UNIT 19C SHEEP
A committee of the Alaska Board of Game (board) will convene a meeting on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. via web-conference. The purpose of the committee meeting is to discuss the formation of a working group for future management of Unit 19C sheep, specifically the types of interests to be represented, and a process for selecting members. The committee also intends to finalize the working group charge statement and receive an update from the Department of Fish and Game on Dall sheep in Unit 19C.
The meeting is accessible by viewing the live video stream at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov; or listening by phone by calling +1 253 215 8782 and entering meeting ID: 864 2230 7250.
The committee is soliciting written, public comments on the formation of the working group and the types of interests to be represented including, but not limited to the following:
Individuals interested in serving on the working group in one of these categories or another, can indicate in writing their interests and qualifications. The committee is expected to determine the membership at a subsequent committee meeting.
The deadline for submitting written comments for the meeting is Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Written comments, limited to 100 single-sided pages, may be submitted on the Board’s website at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov or faxed to (907) 465-6094. Written comments are public records and subject to public inspection.
The meeting agenda, reports, and other meeting materials will available online at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo&date=11-17-2023&meeting=webconference. For more information about the meeting, contact the Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section at (907) 465-6098.
If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-6098 no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2023 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
/S/ October 5, 2023
Kristy Tibbles, Executive Director Date
Alaska Board of Game
The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) announces its 2023-2024 Proposal Book is now available online. The board accepted 255 proposals for review during its Lower Cook Inlet, Kodiak, and Upper Cook Inlet areas finfish regulatory meetings. Proposals have been submitted by members of the public, local fish and game advisory committees, organizations, and the Department of Fish and Game. Proposals may be downloaded off the board’s website individually, in sections, or for entire meetings. The website is http://boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov.
Proposals will be reviewed at the following 2023–2024 regulatory meetings:
Lower Cook Inlet Finfish November 28 - December 1, 2023 Land's End Resort, Homer, Alaska
Finfish January 9 - 12, 2024 Kodiak Marketplace, Kodiak, Alaska
Upper Cook Inlet Finfish February 23 - March 7, 2024 Egan Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska
For more information on these proposed changes and regulatory meetings, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, (907) 465-4110.
Information on available Health Programs!
Children's Health Insurance Program - www.insurekidsnow.gov 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 - http://go.cms.gov/AIAN 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 - www.medicaid.gov Medicaid is a state-federal program that offers health care coverage to eligible individuals.
Medicare - www.medicare.gov 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 - www.healthcare.gov 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 - www.healthcare.gov/tribal This link takes you directly to the healthcare.gov 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 - www.socialsecurity.gov 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)
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 ~
What Symptoms to Watch For ~
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are
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 ~
Link to the CDC and additional Coronavirus information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence of an adult survivor of child abuse, know that it is neve the victim's fault and it is time to get help.
When faced with a life-threatening situation, do not hesitate to call 911.
The Tribal Men's Services Program provides male victims of domestic violence, adult survivors of child abuse, and male victims with their dependent children free shelter, recources, and referrals to stabilize your situation.
If you don't feel comfortable with calling the Tribal Men's Services Program, make sure that you talk to someone that you can trust. It could be a relative, friend, neighbor, coworker, or a spiritual advisor.
No one deserves to be abused No one. It can have a crippling effect on male victims and the abuse should not be allowed to continue. All services are voluntary. Call for more information: 907-842-6147.
Click here for the Tribal Men's Services Program brochure.
Click here for information, including some frequently asked questions.
Words to encourage your children!
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: http://www.strongheartshelpline.org/
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.