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.


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: 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

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

Dolli Enright
IGAP Assistant

Maurice Enright
BBEDC Liaison

Larry Carmichael
IGAP Coordinator

Betti Malagon
Finance Manager

Tribal Members


New ARPA Utility Assistance Program

A new round of ARPA utility assistance is available for Head of Households.  There will be $750 available to use towards utilities.  The UTVC has expanded the assistance to include septic tank pumping, etc.  The assistance can NOT be used for your internet.  If the office has previously received a bill from you and you wish to use your assistance to the same utility provider, you do not need to send in another copy of your bill, you can simply contact the office and let them know how you'd like to have this assistance distributed.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.

American Rescue Plan Act Housing Improvement Program funding
for Ugashik Traditional Village Tribal Households

 Ugashik Traditional Village Council has rolled out, from the American Rescue Plan Act, a Housing Improvement Program for Ugashik Traditional Village Tribal Households, who own their home.  This program will assist tribal households with home improvement work.

Please click here for the application and instructions on how to participate in this program.  If you have any questions, please contact the UTV office at 907-338-7611.

The Anchorage WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program

  • The WIC gives healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals.
  • WIC is for children under 5, pregnant and postpartum women who meet income requirements.
  • Children in foster care and working families can qualify for WIC too.

Currently, you can now get more fruits and veggies with WIC!  For more information about the WIC Program or to apply, call 1-888-842-2037.  For more information, please visit their website:


Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veterans Land Allotment Program

Eligible veterans and heirs can select up to 160 acres of land until December 29, 2025 under the Dingell Act's 5-year-long Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Program of 2019! 

Click here for the 6 Steps and application to Certificate of Allotment 


 Make sure Ugashik Traditional Village has your current address !

To update or confirm your address, contact the office at:  1-907-338-7611

Job Announcements


Summer Seasonal Contract Position Announcement 

Ugashik Traditional Village is currently recruiting for a summer seasonal contract worker. The position is a seasonal, part-time contract position. The successful applicant will be required to work in the village of Ugashik, AK for two weeks at a time. The position will work two weeks on and two weeks off. 

The primary responsibility is for the provision of overall Maintenance services for the Ugashik Community and to assist the community organization in other duties as assigned and will take place in the village of Ugashik, AK during the months of May through September, 2022. 

This position reports directly to the Tribal Administrator for all administrative support and the UTV Environmental Program Coordinator for daily supervision.   Please click here for the job description.

For more information contact – Steven Alvarez: 907.338.7694 Email:

For an application packet contact – Clementine Shangin: 907.338.7611 Email: 


Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation

Currently there are quite a few Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation job opportunities available! An excellent benefit package is available to regular full/part time employees. BBAHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating under the Alaska Native and American Indian Preference in Hiring provisions of PL93-638.
Pre-employment drug screening required. A completed background investigation and determination that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act and, where applicable, the Indian Child Protection Act, are prerequisites to hiring. 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. 

Bristol Bay Native Corporation
The Bristol Bay Native Corporation is rolling out a new job application process, click here for their job page, instructions and postings.

Tribal Members

Council Members

Hattie Albecker

Vice President
Fred Matsuno

Julie Gaumond

Wesley Matsuno

Member at Large
Stephanie Rosario


   Annual Meeting Agenda

  Date:  May 24, 2023                                                     Call In:  1-888-537-7715

  Place: Ugashik Village / Teleconference                   Conference code: 4 3 1 3 1 2 2 4#

  Start Time: 11:00 AM Alaska Time




Call to Order :  



President: Hattie Albecker






Roll Call:



President - Hattie Albecker; Vice- President - Fred Matsuno; Treasurer - Wesley Matsuno; Secretary - Julie Gaumond; Member at Large - Stephanie Rosario





Staff Present:


·         Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator
·         Betti Malagon, Finance Manager 
·         Larry Carmichael, IGAP & Special Projects Manager
·         Clementine Shangin, Tribal Administrative Assistant
·         Mike Enright, BBEDC Liaison 
·         Dolli Enright, IGAP Assistant 
·         Irma Rhodes-King, ARPA Admin



Tribal Members on the Call:






Accept Agenda:



Motioned by:                                         Seconded by:






Accept Minutes: 



Motioned by:                                          Seconded by:






Special Guest Presentation - 




a)     Steven Alvarez - Manager’s Report
b)     Betti Malagon – Financial Report 
c)      Larry Carmichael – IGAP Report
d)     Clementine Shangin – TAA Report
e)     Irma Rhodes-King - ARPA Projects Coordinator Report

f)      Bre Hale - ARPA Admin Report

f)      Mike Enright – BBEDC Liaison (on medical leave)
g)     Dolli Enright – IGAP Assistant 









Old Business/Follow-up Items:   









New Business





 Open Forum-Tribal Members:  Comments or Discussion






Next Meeting Date: June         , 2024 @          PM ADT






Executive Session:



   Motion to go into by:                                            Seconded by:






   Motion to come out of by:                                   Seconded by:









   Motion by:                                                                Seconded by:






   Time:                            PM






Council Meeting Minutes-2022/ 2023

       You can easily access the meeting minutes by clicking on the 
"MONTH meeting minutes" below!  

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Public Notices



News & Announcements

UgashikVillage Updates

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, or IGAP Assistant and Interim Tribal Liaison, Dolli Enright (907.797.4117 or

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.

Other Considerations:

• 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


Cannery updates!









Information on available Health Programs!

Children's Health Insurance Program -  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 -  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 - Medicaid is a state-federal program that offers health care coverage to eligible individuals.

Medicare -  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 - 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 - This link takes you directly to the 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 - 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 ~

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others.
    • Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds.
    • The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated.
    • You may find it harder to stay 6 feet apart in indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often.
    • Use soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.

What Symptoms to Watch For ~

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

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 ~

  • Stay home except to get medical care. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and recover at home without medical care.
  • Isolate yourself from other members of your family to prevent spread to them and the people that they may have contact with, like grandparents.
    • If you have to leave isolation, wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart from others, wash your hands frequently, and clean all touched surfaces.
  • Even if you don’t feel sick, you can spread COVID-19 to others. Be sure that you protect everyone as though they are the most fragile person in your family.
  • Get care immediately if you are having emergency warning signs, like trouble breathing, pain or pressure in chest. 

Link to the CDC and additional Coronavirus information:



The Indian Child Welfare Act - A Family's Guide

Click here for information, including some frequently asked questions.

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StrongHearts Native Helpline

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:

 Victim Services

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.