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

Betti Malagon
Finance Manager

Tribal Members



BBNC CARES ACT Information

The application for the BBNC COVID-19 Assistance Program will be available the week of October 11, 2021. Eligible shareholders who apply will receive $1,800.00. Program criteria and eligibility requirements will be available soon. Shareholders will have the option to apply through the myBBNC portal (for fastest processing), or by downloading, printing and mailing a paper application to BBNC. Applications will be due by 5:00 p.m. Alaska time on Monday, November 15, 2021. Register for the myBBNC portal now so you’re ready to apply, and ensure your address and banking information is up-to-date. Stay updated at

Make sure Ugashik Traditional Village has your current address !

Ugashik Village has received ARPA Funding (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) and information will be sent out in early November on the programs available and the application process.   

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

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 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


   Monthly Council Meeting Agenda

  Date:  November 19, 2021                                           Call In:  1-800-528-2793

  Place: UTV Office/Teleconference                            Conference code: 4508289

  Start Times: 1:00 PM Alaska Time



Public Notices

New Air Carrier!

Based on information received from the Department of Transportation, the villages of Ekwok, Igiugig, Pilot Point/Ugashik, will be getting a new air carrier:

Bidzy Ta Hot’ Aana, Inc. d/b/a Tanana Air Service (Tanana Air) to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Ekwok, Igiugig, Pilot Point, and Ugashik, Alaska, for the five-year period from December 1, 2021, through November 30, 2026

It also appears the airfare will increase - please click here for detailed information.


News & Announcements


Ugashik Traditional Village Council
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Guidelines
April 22, 2021

In response to the on-going world-wide COVID-19 virus pandemic, the Ugashik Traditional Village Council with support from staff and the community members of Ugashik, has developed this updated recommendation for restricting travel to our community, as well as quarantine guidelines for community members returning to Ugashik.

Travel Restrictions: Ugashik Traditional Village Council, hereby limits travel to Ugashik to just those individuals that are essential to community health and village utility and service operations, as well as community members wishing to return 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

Interstate Travel and Quarantine Guidelines: Anyone arriving in Ugashik from outside of Alaska must show proof of a negative test result within 72 hrs prior to arrival. If you choose not to test, and are NOT fully vaccinated, you are required to complete a 14-day quarantine in your household or property and must not exhibit signs of being affected by COVID-19 prior to being able to enter other dwellings or community buildings or working for UTVC. During this 14 day quarantine period, you will not have access to any public UTV buildings (Community Center, Equipment Building, Cannery Warehouse).

If a person arrives in Ugashik and is quarantined in a home that has other people living in it, the people within that home or having contact with the individual will also be asked to complete a 14-day quarantine starting on the date of contact.

All travelers coming to the village are required to get tested 3-5 days after arriving and wait for a negative test result before coming out of quarantine. Tests will be available in the village and will be administered by:

Intrastate Travel and Quarantine Guidelines: Travel to and from other villages is allowed. Travelers arriving in Ugashik from within Alaska will be required to show proof of a negative test result within 72 hours prior to arrival and quarantine for 5-7 days.

All travelers coming to the village who are not vaccinated are required to get tested 3-5 days after arriving and wait for a negative test result before coming out of quarantine.

People who are fully vaccinated: People who are fully vaccinated (meaning at least 2 weeks has passed since your second dose of Phizer/Moderna or 2 weeks has passed since 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine), will not be required to quarantine. Village may require proof of vaccination.

People who are fully vaccinated can gather indoors with other people who are fully vaccinated without wearing a mask, (unvaccinated children may gather with vaccinated family pods at the discretion of the parents). 

Other Considerations:
• Per CDC guidelines it is still recommended to take precautions in public settings by wearing a mask and maintaining 6 feet distance. We still require using your mask in all public places.
• Anyone wishing to work for UTVC during their quarantine may work from home or do outside work within their property, while maintaining a minimum six feet separation from other people.
• 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 ever-changing 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

Fish & Game

Messages from the Alaska Board of Fisheries



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.

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 .