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
Daniel Pingree, Sr.
Member at Large
Daniel Pingree, Jr.
Monthly Council Meeting Agenda
Date: September 16, 2020 Call In: 1-800-528-2793
Place: UTV Office/Teleconference Conference code: 4508289
Start Times: 1:00 PM ADT
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA)/INDIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT (IHCIA)
Review of Medicaid Coverage Provisions in Two Recently Enacted Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The following brief from the IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC) provides to Tribes and Tribal organizations information on the Medicaid coverage provisions included in two coronavirus (COVID-19) relief bills enacted in March 2020.
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act), which contained several provisions designed to promote Medicaid coverage for coronavirus testing, including providing enhanced federal financial assistance for this testing, as well as for Medicaid services generally. A second coronavirus relief bill-the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27, 2020-revised and clarified these Medicaid coverage provisions.
Issued by the Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage Pursuant to Anchorage
Municipal Code Section 3.80.060H.
Over the past month the spread of COVID-19 has accelerated substantially in the Municipality. There is now widespread community transmission. Case counts are rising rapidly and the Municipality's capacity to tract and monitor every case has been exceeded. Monitoring for symptoms is not enough to control the spread of the virus because people can infect others before they know they are sick. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in increasing, and the latest model from the University of Alaska Anchorage indicates that local hospitals may run out of ICU bed capacity by mid-September if we do not act immediately to flatten the curve. This order is put forward to preserve the health and safety of our community.
I HEREBY ORDER THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO PRESERVE LIFE IN AND ADJACENT TO THE MUNICIPALITY. THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY REGULATIONS BEGIN AT 8:00 A.M ON MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020 AND REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 11:59 PM ON SUNDAY AUGUST 30, 2020.
EO-15 enacts the following regulations:
Issued: April 23, 2020
By: Governor Mike Dunleavy
Commissioner Adam Crum, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska
To slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the State of Alaska is issuing its seventeenth health mandate, based on its authority under the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration signed by Governor Mike Dunleavy on March 11, 2020.
Given the ongoing concern for new cases of COVID-19 being transmitted via community spread within the state, Governor Dunleavy and the State of Alaska are issuing Mandate 017 to go into effect April 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will reevaluate the Mandate by May 20, 2020.
This Mandate is issued to protect the public health of Alaskans. By issuing this Mandate, the Governor is establishing consistent mandates across the State in order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The goal is to flatten the curve and disrupt the spread of the virus.
The purpose of this Mandate is to enact protective measures for independent commercial fishing vessels operating within Alaskan waters and ports in order to prevent, slow, and otherwise disrupt the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
The State of Alaska acknowledges the importance of our commercial fishing fleet to our economy and lifestyle as Alaskans. In order to ensure a safe, productive fishing season this year, while still protecting Alaskan communities to the maximum extent possible from the spread of the virus, the State is establishing standardized protective measures to be followed by all independent commercial fishing vessels operating in Alaskan waters and ports.
Health Mandate 017 – Protective Measures for Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels.
(a) A person commits the crime of reckless endangerment if the person recklessly engages in conduct, which creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person.
(b) Reckless endangerment is a class A misdemeanor.
Pursuant to Alaska Statute 12.55.135, a defendant convicted of a class A misdemeanor may be sentenced to a definite term of imprisonment of not more than one year.
Additionally, under Alaska Statute 12.55.035, a person may be fined up to $25,000 for a class A misdemeanor, and a business organization may be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding the greatest of $2,500,000 for a misdemeanor offense that results in death, or $500,000 for a class A misdemeanor offense that does not result in death.
This Mandate Supersedes And Replaces All Previously Submitted Protective Plans For Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels.
This Mandate Does Not Supersede Or Replace Any Previously Enacted Protective Plans For Corporate Vessel Fleets.
For the latest information on COVID-19, visit covid19.alaska.gov
STATE OF ALASKA
**COVID-19 HEALTH MANDATE**
Issued: March 23, 2020
By: Governor Mike Dunleavy
Commissioner Adam Crum, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of Alaska
To prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the State of Alaska is issuing its tenth health mandate based on its authority under the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration signed by Governor Mike Dunleavy on March 11, 2020.
Given the increasing concern for new cases of COVID-19 around Alaska, Governor Dunleavy and the State of Alaska are issuing the following mandate to go into effect March 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., and will be reevaluated by April 21, 2020.
This mandate is issued to protect the public health of Alaskans. The Governor looks to establish consistent mandates across the state in order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The goal is to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the virus.
The purpose of this mandate is to control the ingress to Alaska from outside localities in order to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Health Mandate 10.1 – International and Interstate Travel – Order for Self-Quarantine
Effective 12:01 a.m. March 25, 2020:
All people arriving in Alaska, whether resident, worker or visitor, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor for illness. Arriving residents and workers in self-quarantine, should work from home, unless you support critical infrastructure (see Attachment A).
Critical infrastructure is vital to keeping Alaska safe, and as a result businesses and employees of critical infrastructure industries must take special care to protect their staff and operations during this pandemic. If your business is included in Attachment A, and your workers must travel to enter Alaska, you must submit a plan or protocol for maintaining critical infrastructure to the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development by 3:00 p.m. March 24, outlining how you will avoid the spread of COVID-19 and not endanger the lives of the communities in which you operate, of others who serve as a part of that infrastructure or the ability of that critical infrastructure to function.
Pursuant to the Governor’s declaration, the State of Alaska hereby orders the following. Upon arrival in any community in Alaska from another state or nation, you must:
This mandate supersedes any local government travel restrictions.
The failure to follow this order is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, or imprisonment of not more than one year, or both pursuant to Alaska Statute 12.55.035 and Alaska Statute 12.55.135
Authority: AS 26.23.020(g)(7)
Here is the flyer with additional information, including symptoms.
For the latest information on COVID-19, visit coronavirus.alaska.gov
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.
Important information from the FDA:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and to help people who are unaware they have the virus from spreading it to others. This has led to questions from the Food and Agriculture Sector about what respirators, disposable facemasks, such as surgical or medical masks, or cloth face coverings are most appropriate for various settings. This fact sheet, developed in collaboration with CDC, provides a quick reference to these items potentially worn by workers in the Food and Agriculture Sector. Respirators, disposable facemasks, or cloth face coverings are designed and worn for different purposes as described in the table below.
If, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you were required to wear a respirator or disposable facemask on the job, based on a workplace hazard assessment, you should continue to do so.
Respirators, Disposable Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings
· Respirators protect wearers from breathing in hazardous contaminants in the air.
· Respirators are required equipment for workers performing some jobs in the Food and Agriculture Sector.
· If you are required to use a respirator for your job, you should continue to do so.
· Disposable facemasks, such as surgical or medical masks, are not respirators and do not protect the wearer from breathing in small particles, gases, or chemicals in the air.
· Disposable facemasks act as a protective barrier to prevent splashes, sprays, large droplets, or splatter from entering the wearer’s mouth and nose. The protective quality of disposable facemasks varies depending on type of material used to make the facemask.
· Disposable facemasks also help prevent the wearer from spreading respiratory droplets.
· Because disposable facemasks help prevent the wearer from spreading respiratory droplets, they may slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Wearing them may help people who unknowingly have the virus from spreading it to others.
Cloth Face Coverings
· Cloth face coverings, whether provided by the employer or brought from home by the worker, are not respirators or disposable facemasks and do not protect the worker wearing them from exposures.
· Cloth face coverings are only intended to help contain the wearer’s respiratory droplets from being spread.
· Used in this way, CDC has recommended cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Wearing them may help people who unknowingly have the virus from spreading it to others.
· Workers can wear a cloth face covering if the employer has determined that a respirator or a disposable facemask is NOT required based on the workplace hazard assessment.
· When it is not practicable for workers to wear a single cloth face covering for the full duration of a work shift, particularly if they become wet, soiled, or otherwise visibly contaminated, a clean cloth face covering (or disposable facemask option) should be used and changed out as needed.
· Review information provided on how to wear and care for cloth face coverings.
Considerations for Use of Cloth Face Coverings
Consider the following if you choose to wear a cloth face covering to slow the spread of COVID-19:
Proper wear and care of a cloth face covering
1. Maintain face coverings in accordance with parameters in FDA’s Model Food Code sections 4-801.11 Clean Linens and 4.802.11 Specifications, as applicable.
2. Launder reusable face coverings before each daily use.
3. Cloth face coverings should:
4. Cover the nose and below the chin
5. Fit snuggly but comfortably against the side of the face
6. Be secured with ties or ear loops
7. Include multiple layers of fabric
8. Allow for breathing without restriction
9. Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change in shape
IMPORTANT: Hand hygiene is an important infection prevention and control measure. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after putting on, touching, or removing respirators, masks, or cloth face coverings.
The use of cloth face coverings in the work environment should be used in addition to other control measures, including engineering controls such as implementing social distance practices and physical partitions or barriers; and administrative controls such as frequent cleaning and disinfection protocols.
If you have symptoms and feel sick, stay home.
For more information see CDC’s Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.
If you are managing a farm, facility, or establishment and need assistance finding suppliers of PPE or face coverings, please contact FEMA at NBEOC@max.gov.
To learn more about the regulation applicable to face masks, see: Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (Revised) - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff April 2020.
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/
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@ugashikvillage.com .
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 ICWA@ugashikvillage.com .