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.
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
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
Irma Rhodes King
Daniel Pingree, Jr.
Daniel Pingree, Sr.
Member at Large
UGASHIK TRADITIONAL VILLAGE
Next Meeting - February 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 Alaska Time
Lean-to during construction
The lean-to off of the equipment building has been completed!
Download the latest Leglistlate eCLips from February 3, 2017 here.
More information can be found at dillingham.akleg.gov.
Please see the links below for the 2016 DNR public notice for shore fishery lease applications in the Bristol Bay area. This and additional public notice information can be viewed on the Department of Natural Resources website and the Shore Fishery Leasing Program (SFLP) website, again, links to which can be found below. Maps depicting the areas applied for are available on the SFLP website (second link).
If you have trouble accessing this information, please contact:
Andrew J.A. Miller, Natural Resource Specialist
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land, and Water
Shore Fishery Leasing
550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 900C
Anchorage, AK 99501
Please note that comments/protests must be submitted on or before January 30, 2017.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) is pleased to announce a digital storytelling Challenge, or competition, in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The Challenge, entitled Storytelling about Health and Wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities is to develop a brief (five minutes or less) digital story that communicates how traditions and heritage promote health within American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Submissions must be made by January 31, 2017.
The first place winner will receive $4,000; second place will receive $3,000; third place will receive $2,000; and two honorable mentions will each receive $500. Awards will be announced the week of March 6th, 2017. The first place winner will also be invited to an upcoming meeting of the NIH Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee. Travel will be reimbursed for those invitees.
The submission is a video that describes: 1) how heritage and tradition leads to health and wellness in AI/AN communities; and 2) how future research can improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Submissions are limited to a video that may not exceed five minutes. Winning entries may be posted on the NIH web site. Submissions must be substantially free of scientific jargon and understandable by viewers without scientific/technical backgrounds.
For more details on the specific requirements of submissions, please go to the announcement of the challenge on the THRO website.
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.
There is currenty a Ugashik Designated Seat on the Lower Bristol Bay Fish and Game Advisory Committee, an election will be held at the next Tribal Council Meeting, Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 for this seat. The electoriate will serve a term expiring June 30, 2018.
To be eligible for this election, complete the new member form and submit to the Ugashik Traditional Village via fax or email - see below.
Read the latest SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly here.
Read the latest SAMSHA Tribal TTA Center Weekly here.
Please see the information below from the US Department of Health & Human Services, from the office of:
Region 10 Director – Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
US Department of Health & Human Services
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: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/bystate/statebystate.html
Click here to read the October 2016 print newsletter for AlaskaCare Health Plan members.