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 Kinslow
IGAP Assistant

Maurice Enright
BBEDC Liaison

Larry Carmichael
IGAP Coordinator

Katie Payton
Finance Manager

Tribal Members


Job Announcements

Environmental Program Coordinator

Ugashik Traditional Village Council (UTV) is seeking an Environmental Program Coordinator. Full time position. Primary duties include the development and management of programs to address environmental concerns in the village of Ugashik, AK.

Position is located in Anchorage with periodic travel to the village.

Phone: 907.338.7611 Email:


Position Title: Environmental Program Coordinator
Salary Range: DOE per hour/40 hrs. a week
Term: Permanent-Full time (EPA-IGAP Grant Funded)

This position is primarily located at the Ugashik Traditional Village (UTV) offices in Anchorage, Alaska, with primary responsibility to develop and manage a tribally based program to address environmental concerns in the village of Ugashik, AK. Position will require periodic travel to the village.

1. High School graduate and at least two years of college
2. Three years professional office work experience
3. Experience in environmental conservation
4. Supervisory experience
5. Excellent research/writing and communications skills
6. The ability to travel to Ugashik two to three times per year.
7. Familiarity with Bristol Bay area, people and culture
8. Ability to work independently and attention to detail
9. Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office

The UTV Environmental Coordinator is responsible for the overall management and delivery of the UTV environmental program. This position reports directly to the UTV Tribal Administrator for all administrative support. The UTV Environmental Coordinator is responsible for, but not limited to the following:
1. Implementing the EPA-Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP) work plan and budget.
2. Prepare bi-annual progress reports for the EPA-IGAP granting agency.
3. Develop and manage grant assistance applications for the environmental program.
4. Develops proposals for future IGAP funding.
5. Provides contract oversight, as needed.
6. Attends required IGAP and environmental training as needed.
7. Travels to Ugashik as needed for environmental program oversight
8. Drafts correspondence (letters, memos, reports), as needed.
9. Receives, reads, and routes incoming correspondence and calls to Tribal Administrator and UTV Council Members
10. Maintains records of incoming and outgoing correspondence and action documents
11. All other work tasks as assigned associated with the environmental program.

Preference may be given on submission of certification with employment application.

For more information contact Tribal Administrator at: or 907-338-7611





USA Jobs

USAJobs has multiple job openings throughout the United States with several openings in Alaska, please click here for the USAJobs website.

There are several positions with the BIA in Alaska!

Realty Assistant Generalist - GS 5

This is a lower level position the incumbent could use to gain experience in Realty at the BIA.  The incumbent would perform general administrative duties related to Realty. They would also work with directly with landowners and beneficiaries.

Realty Assistant Generalist - GS 5-7

This is a lower level position the incumbent could use to gain experience in Realty at the BIA. This position offers the opportunity to work upward toward a GS-7. The incumbent would perform general administrative duties related to Realty. They would also work with directly with landowners and beneficiaries.

Realty Specialist Conveyances - GS 7-11

This position is for someone with general Realty, Title, or Native Allotment experience, or a person who meets the educational qualifications. The incumbent would perform research and put together conveyance packages for landowners to convey their Restricted Native Land. (Examples of conveyances include sales, gift deeds, subdivisions.)

Realty Specialist Contracts Mgmt. - GS 7-11 == two openings

This position is for someone with general Realty, Title, or Native Allotment experience, or a person who meets the educational qualifications. The incumbent would perform research and put together contracts for landowners to encumber their Restricted Native Land. (Examples of contracts include leases, rights of way, revocable use permits.)

Safety and Occupational Health Mgr. - GS 12

This is a mid-upper level position perfect for someone with experience in the Health and Safety field.  The incumbent will be managing the Safety Program for the Alaska Region. They will be responsible for on-site inspections as well as the coordination and processing of any Office of Workers Compensation Program (including Tort claims activities).

Realty Assistant Contract Mgmt. - GS-5-6 (Fairbanks)

This is a lower level position the incumbent could use to gain experience in Realty at the BIA. This position offers the opportunity to work upward toward a GS-6. The incumbent would perform general administrative duties related to Realty. They would also work with directly with landowners and beneficiaries with a focus on contract management.

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation

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


Tribal Members

Council Members

Hattie Albecker

Vice President
Daniel Pingree, Sr.

Julie Gaumond

Fred Matsuno

Member at Large
Daniel Pingree, Jr.


Monthly Meeting Agenda

Date : August 21, 2019 Call In: 1-800-528-2793

Place : Conference Call Conference code: 4508289

Start Time: 1 : 00 PM AST



Call to Order :



President: Hattie Albecker






Roll Call:



President: Hattie Albecker

Vice-President: Daniel Pingree Sr.

Treasurer: Fred Matsuno

Secretary: Julie Gaumond

Member at Large: Daniel Pingree Jr.






Staff Present:



  • Steven Alvarez, Tribal Administrator
  • Katie Payton, Finance Manager
  • Clementine Shangin, Administrative Assistant
  • Alicia Active, IGAP Coordinator
  • Hattie Albecker, Interim BBEDC Tribal Liaison
  • Dolli Kinslow, IGAP Assistant






Accept Agenda:



Motioned by:

Seconded by:






Accept Minutes: July 24, 2019



Motioned by:

Seconded by:






Special Presentation: NONE






a) Steven Alvarez - Manager’s Report

b) Katie – Financial

c) Alicia - IGAP

d) Clementine - TAA Report

e) Hattie Albecker (Acting) – Liaison Report

f) Dolli Kinslow – IGAP Assistant Report






Old Business/Follow-up Items:



a. BBEDC 2019 Block Grant Funds Distribution Update



b. Dust Control - Alicia



c. Summer Projects Status and Schedule – Steven/Hattie



d. Pallets for the Village - Alicia



e. Metal Backhaul - Alicia



f. Airport Lights - Steven



g. Velocity Internet in the Village - Hattie









New Business
























Open Forum-Tribal Members: Comments or Discussion






Next Meeting Date: September      ,_ 2019 @ __1 :00 pm _ ADT






Executive Session:



Motion to go into by:

Seconded by:






Motion to come out of by:

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Motion by:

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Time: PM

Public Notices

Alaska Native Vietnam Era Veterans to Receive an Allotment

The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management,and Recreation Act (Public Law 116-9), was passed on March 12, 2019, this Act provided for Alaska Native Vietnam era Veterans to receive an allotment.

The DOI intends to begin the application period in September 2020. The DOD, in coordination with the Department of Veterans Affairs, is preparing a list of potential applicants based on armed Forces service dates between August 5, 1964 and December 31, 1971, and will provide this list to the DOI. From the combined data, the Secretary of the Interior will make a determination who meets the definition of "eligible individual."

The DOI is requesting help from tribes and native Corporations in encouraging Vietnam era veterans to update their contact information with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Enrollment office. If an eligible individual is deceased, the Alaska State Court must appoint a personal representative of the estate of that eligible individual.

Please click here for the flyer, which contains additional information and an enrollment link.

News & Announcements


Village Update!

Currently the cannery building roof is being re-tinned! Rumor has it, it looks great! Pictures will be posted soon!

New solar panels on the equipment building!

And new batteries!




Fish & Game

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.


The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation has several health and wellness programs , there is a lot of very helpful information available on Diabetes, Environmental Health and Injury Prevention, and Health Education.

Diabetes Community Wellness Program:

The Diabetes Community Wellness Program is committed to increasing diabetes awareness within the Bristol Bay Area. The program provides diabetes education to individuals with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational), Pre-diabetes, family members and community members.

The goal is to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for diabetes self management and to empower and encourage behavioral changes for optimal health outcomes and improved quality of life. The BBAHC Diabetes Community Wellness Program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education as set by the American Diabetes Association.

Contact information:
Diabetes Program Coordinator
(907) 842-9579
Fax (907) 842-9382

Follow this link and you'll be directed to the BBAHC website and the Diabetes Community Wellness Program page that includes general information on diabetes, living with diabetes, self care, foot and eye care and many other helpful items.


The Indian Child Welfare Act - A Family's Guide

Click here for information, including some frequently asked questions.

Words to encourage your children!

  • I appreciate you...
  • Thank you for helping with...
  • I'm grateful when you...
  • You've really worked hard on...
  • You're fantastic at...
  • You make me proud when...
  • You listened well on...
  • You were responsible on...
  • Spectacular job at...
  • You excelled at...

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:


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 Martha Analon at .