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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Council Meeting Agenda
Date: January 13, 2023 Call In: 1-888-537-7715
Place: UTV Office/Teleconference Conference code: 43131224#
Start Time: 10:00 AM Alaska Time
Covid isolation house!
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 email@example.com).
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.
• 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 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 Proposed Changes in the Regulations of the Alaska Board of Fisheries
The Alaska Board of Fisheries proposes to adopt, ament or repeal regulation changes in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with Fishery and Aquatic plant resources. Tentative meeting schedule:
For all information, click HERE for the Notice
The Alaska Board of Game’s Proposal Book for the 2022/2023 meeting cycle is now available online. The book contains close to 200 proposals that impact hunting and trapping regulations for the Southeast and Southcentral Regions which includes Game Management Units 1-8, 14C and 15. The book also includes annual reauthorization proposals for antlerless moose seasons and brown bear tag fee exemptions.
Proposals have been submitted by members of the public, local fish and game advisory committees, organizations, and the Department of Fish and Game.
Proposals are available online at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov, and can be downloaded from the board’s website individually, in sections, or for entire meetings.
The Board of Game (board) is scheduled to address the proposals at the following regulatory meetings:
The board may add additional proposals following the November 1, 2022 deadline for agenda change requests (ACRs). The board will schedule a meeting following the deadline via web-conference. Any additional proposals added to the January and March meeting agendas as a result of board action during the November meeting, will be announced to the public and added to the board meeting websites.
The board encourages the interested public to provide comments on any effects the proposed changes would have on your activities and interests to help inform their decision-making process. Detailed information about submitting written comments and presenting oral testimony is provided in the proposal book.
Prior to board meetings, local fish and game advisory committees will meet to formulate recommendations on proposals for the board’s consideration. Advisory committee meetings are public forums and provide additional opportunity for public involvement.
More information about advisory committees is online at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=process.acregion
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES
The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will meet for a two-day Work Session October 25-26, 2022, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, 555 W. 5th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska.
No regulatory action will be taken at this meeting. Agenda topics may include election of officers, agenda change requests, petitions, meeting organization and establishment of committees for the 2022/2023 meeting cycle, review of confirmed locations and dates for future meetings, informational reports, consideration of agenda change requests, creation of board generated proposals, review of the approved 2023/2024 call for proposals, and/or administrative issues that may come before the board. The board may choose to go into executive session. The board will also take up items under a miscellaneous business agenda.
Written comments, due by Wednesday, October 11, may be entered on the Board’s webpage at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov, mailed to: Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, or faxed to: (907) 465-6094. Written comments can also be submitted during the meeting. A live video stream is intended to be available on the board’s website at http://www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov/.
The agenda and any other meeting documents, including agenda change requests, will be available prior to the meeting on the board’s meeting information webpage at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo&date=10-25-2022&meeting=anchorage.
If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation to participate in these public meetings, please contact Art Nelson at (907) 267-2292 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 to make any necessary arrangements.
For more information about the meeting, contact Art Nelson at (907) 267-2292
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF GAME
Notice is given that the Alaska Board of Game (Board) will hold a non-regulatory, informative meeting via web-conference at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The main purpose of the board meeting is to receive a report from the Department of Fish and Game on recent survey and harvest data of Dall sheep, and future management considerations.
The meeting is open to the public via live audio stream at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov. No oral testimony will be taken.
The Board will accept written public comment, due no later than Thursday, October 13, 2022. Written comments may be submitted on the Board’s website at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov; faxed to (907) 465-6094; or mailed to Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526.
The meeting agenda, reports, and other meeting materials will available online at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo&date=10-19-2022&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. Thursday, October 13, 2022 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
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)
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 ~
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
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!
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.