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:

From the BBEDG - Emergency Transfer Grant Program

Increase the number of limited entry salmon permits held by residents of the region by providing an opportunity for eligible individual residents to commercial fish salmon fishing limited entry permits through the purchase of a short term, emergency transfer. BBEDC will provide grants and counseling to eligible participants.  The Emergency Transfer Grant Program provides grants to eligible residents to help them obtain an emergency transfer of a limited entry salmon fishing permit. 

For more information, click here for the fact sheet and here for the application.


BBEDC Assistance for Fisherman! 

Vessel Upgrade Grants: Deadline March 31, 2017

Grants for equipment upgrades for BBEDC CDQ resident salmon fisherman of up to $35,000 for drift fishermen and up to $17,500 for setnet fishermen, including an In-Season Emergency Provision for repairs that are catastrophic to a fishing operation.  Click here


NAHASADA Funds Available!

There are 2016 NAHASADA Funds available for rental or utility assistance.  Please call the Anchorage office at, 1-907-338-7611 for an application.  Vouchers are limited to a first come first served basis.


Job Announcements


USA Jobs

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

Currently there are quite a few Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation job opportunities availalbe!  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.

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 -March 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 Alaska Time

    Council Meeting Agenda

DateMarch 17, 2017                                  Call In:  1-800-528-2793

Place: UTV Office/Ugashik                             Conference code: 4508289

Start Times: 2:00                                  



Call to Order   :  



President: Fred Matsuno    






Roll Call:



President: Fred Matsuno – Vice- President:  Hattie Albecker,

Treasurer:  Daniel Pingree Sr.   – Secretary: Daniel Pingree Jr.

Member at Large: Julie Gaumond






Guest   Speaker Adriene Active – Port Heiden Inter Tribal Court.  



Staff Present:



  •   Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator
  •   Clementine Shangin, Administrative Assistant
  •   Mike Enright, BBEDC Liaison
  •   Irma Rhodes King, ICWA Worker
  •   Nicole Johnson, IGAP Coordinator
  •   Dolly Kinslow, IGAP Assistant

Contract Staff:  Katie Payton






Accept   Agenda:



Motioned   by:                                           Seconded by:






Accept Minutes:   Council Meeting, January 20, 2017 & Council Meeting February 23, 2017



Motioned   by:                                          Seconded by:









a)     Steven Alvarez -   Manager’s Report

b)     Katie – Financial

c)      Nicole Johnson – IGAP   Report

d)     Clementine - TAA   Report

e)     Irma - ICWA Report

f)       BBEDC Liaison – Mike   Enright






Old Business/Follow-up Items:  



a.  Alternative   Investment options – Morgan Stanley 



b.  Denali Commission fuel tank farms &   Engineering - Steven



c.   Barge and Crane Purchase – Steven/Katie



d.   Crane/BIA   sale status



e. Collins Letter – Invoices and final charges – Steven/Katie

Supplies for Cannery project – Collins cost markup   – Dennis?






New Business



a. Internet for   the Village – Steven/Mike



b. Headstones for Cemetery – Steven/Mike



c. Engine for Fire Truck – Mike/Steven (Jimmy)



d. Village Computer - Steven



e. Fuel Order for Village - Steven



f. Renewable Energy Bid.  Troy Hardwick proposal. 



g. Intent to Run 2017 – Irma/Clementine






Open Forum-Tribal   Members:  Comments or Discussion






Next Meeting Date:   _______________, 2017 @ ___________ ADT






Executive Session: ()



   Motion to go into by:                                              Seconded by:






   Motion to come out of by:                                   Seconded   by:









   Motion by:                                                                Seconded by:






   Time:                            PM


Ugashik Traditional Village Council Meeting Minutes


December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016




Public Notices

Read the latest Legislative eClips

Download the latest report from Senator Hoffman here , Rep. Edgmon's newsletter, click here and Leglistlate eCLips from March 3, 2017 here.

More information can be found at


News & Announcements


Important Notice from Grant Aviation!


Grant Aviation is asking for your assistance to help preserve the Essential Air Service (EAS) program in Alaska. The Trump administration announced on March 17th their intention to cut funding for this program.  Congress created the Essential Air Service (EAS) program as part of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 to ensure that small communities could maintain a minimal level of scheduled air service. This program has successfully allowed people who live in rural and less populated areas to have access to the national aviation system. In Alaska, this program includes 61 communities many of these are communities we serve.

As you are aware, Grant Aviation administers some EAS contracts in Southwest Alaska.  While we receive income from these contracts, our communities will be the ones that suffer the most.  Without federal subsidy, no one will be able to economically provide any type of passenger or freight service to your rural villages. Congress needs to know how this decision will personally impact our rural communities and that’s where we need you.  It is impossible to provide one letter that would meet the needs of all people affected so, we ask you to personalize your letter.  Let the letter tell your story.  Let them know who you are, where you live, why you live in your community and what you do for a living.  If you are a family living a subsistence lifestyle, let them know.  If you are a business, state the type of business and for how long you have been a part of your community.  What type of air service do you receive in your community?  This list might include mail, groceries and household items, delivery of product and goods, student transportation to school and sporting events, medical appointments and medivacs, elder and administrative travel for tribal meetings, borough events and conventions.  Share with them a personal story on how air travel made a difference in your life this past year.  This narrative might be your travel to a sporting event, a family wedding, funeral, or a visit to a family member living in a near-by village.

 Grant Aviation is privileged to provide service to your community.  It is important to us that our western Alaska communities continue to receive passenger and mail service to the best of our ability. Your timely response is important. Please be sure to copy both of our US Senators and Congressman.  The addresses and emails have been provided below.

Senator Dan Sullivan  Attn:  Mike Fleagle  Deputy Chief of Staff  702 Hart Senate Office Building  Washington, DC 20510 Mike Fleagle, Chief of Staff Scott Leathard, Transportation

Congressman Don Young  Attn:  Chad Padgett  Deputy Chief of Staff  4241 B Street, Suite 203  Anchorage, AK 99503 Chad Padgett, Chief of Staff Kevin Sweeny, Transportation

Senator Lisa Murkowski  510 L Street, Suite 600  Anchorage, AK 99501 Chelsea Holt, Aviation


Ugashik Traditional Village - Fuel Order

Ugashik Traditional Village will be placing a fuel order for our residents - fuel to be delivered in the Spring.  If you are interested, please contact the UTV office, 907-338-7611 for information and to place an order.  Please note, payment is required at time of order.


From the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Water

The Department of Environmental Conservation is interested in hearing from Alaskans as they work to establish a statewide process for nominating and designating Outstanding National Resource Waters or Tier 3 waters. Click here for a letter, providing some background information on Tier 3 waters and the schedule for four upcoming public workshops.


Here's a look at the Village projects!

Lean-to during construction

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

Fish & Game


On February 23, 2017, the Board of Game adopted as emergency regulation, changes in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with hunting bag limits for caribou in Unit 13:

1.  5 AAC 85.025(a)(8) is changed as follows:

a.       Increase bag limit to two caribou for the community subsistence harvest hunt and remove the cap of 300 caribou. 

b.      Increase the bag limit to two caribou for the Tier I subsistence permits.

c.       Open a registration permit for one caribou, season to be announced by emergency order.

2.  5 AAC 92.072(C)(2)(A) is changed to increase the number to two caribou per household  for the community subsistence harvest permits.

The emergency regulations took effect February 24, 2017, and will expire June 23, 2017. The Board of Game does not intend to make the emergency regulations permanent.

For more information on this and other emergency regulations, visit the Board of Game website at, and/or by contacting ADF&G Boards Support Section at 465-4110. 


Board of Game to Hold Special Meeting on Copper Basin Moose and Caribou Hunting Regulations March 18 - 21

The Alaska Board of Game will meet March 18-21 in Glennallen at the Alaska Bible College, Ball Memorial Library, located on Ridley Circle, to consider more than 40 public proposals seeking changes to moose and caribou hunting regulations in Game Management Units 11, 12, and 13. 

The meeting convenes Saturday, March 18, at 11:00 a.m., beginning with presentations by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game followed by oral public testimony. The board welcomes oral and/or written comments from the public to assist in their decision-making process. Anyone wishing to testify before the board must sign up at the meeting location before 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 19. Oral statements will be limited to five minutes. Public testimony will continue until all who have signed up have been given opportunity to be heard. Deliberations on proposals will begin following public testimony and continue through the remainder of the meeting. 

All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is scheduled to be available on the board website at The audio streaming may be limited due to broadband speed, but will also be available on the meeting information page after the meeting. Other meeting materials, including the proposals, agenda and roadmap order of proposals, list of agency reports, and public and agency comments on proposals can be viewed online at:

Written comments will be accepted on specific proposals during the meeting. Written comments limited to 10 pages single-sided (or five pages double-sided) will be accepted by hand delivery at any time if 20 copies are provided. Individuals not attending the meeting can submit comments by fax to (907) 465-6094. Documents submitted to the board during the meeting are intended to be posted online throughout the meeting.

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.



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.


Click the links below for ICWA Information 

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 Winter 2016/Spring 2017 newsletter

ICWA Spring/Summer 2016 newsletter

ICWA Workshop December 30, 2015

ICWA Winter 2014/2015 newsletter

ICWA Summer 2015 Newsletter


Victim Services

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 Irma Rhodes-King at