Nov 262015

Over the last few weeks three state sponsored fisheries Advisory Groups; the Lower Kuskokwim Advisory Committee (LKAC), Bethel Advisory Committee (BAC), and the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group (KRSMWG) have been reviewing and developing recommendation on Kuskokwim fisheries proposal for consideration by the Alaska Board of Fish (BOF) at their January 12th meeting in Fairbanks. These proposals if adopted will have a significant impact on how fisheries are managed on the Kuskokwim in the coming years. I have briefly summarized the positions of each Advisory Group and ADF&G Staff preliminary positions on key proposal in the table below. This [Read More…}

Nov 012015

At their latest work session in Anchorage the Alaska Board of Fish (BOF) has submitted Proposal 222 for discussion at the upcoming BOF meeting January 16th in Fairbanks. The proposal would create a permit system for regulating king salmon subsistence harvest during times of low abundance. From their News Release: “IN THE KUSKOKWIM RIVER SUBSISTENCE SALMON FISHERY: Consider establishing a permit system for regulating the king salmon subsistence fishery (newly assigned Proposal 222 which was a board generated proposal created at the 2015 Work Session, October 2015). “ The specific language of RC 027 (Proposal 222) is attached below. The [Read More…}

Oct 292015
Firewood for Sale in Bethel:

Firewood for Sale in Bethel:* Round logs or chopped wood Sizes to fit every budget Credit & debit cards welcome Delivery is available to nearby villages after freeze up Call: 545-2877 *This firewood can be purchased through the Energy Assistance Program at AVCP   A product of the Native Village of Napaimute In cooperation with the Kuskokwim Corporation & the villages of Upper & Lower Kalskag

Oct 282015
AVCP Regional Aviation Maintenance School is accepting applications !

                 Regional Aviation Maintenance School                  FAA Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School                  Bethel Alaska (907)543-0311   AVCP Regional Aviation Maintenance School is accepting applications Choose the Right Path to a career as an Aircraft Mechanic (A&P) 18 month program providing intensive “Hands-On” training Textbooks and Tools provided Student Housing will be offered     Financial aid will be available Classes Starting February 2016                              

Oct 282015

Cama-i Tribal Members of Napaimute! As many may are aware, an Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Community Family Specialist position became available for the Native Village of Napaimute in the late summer months of this year. After a tough interview against another highly qualified and good applicant, I was hired as our villages new Community Family Specialist. I have been an employee in this position since September 14, 2015, and would like to extend my hand out to our tribal members and make sure you are aware of the services Napaimute now offers with this new position. This is an [Read More…}

Oct 072015

NVN is in the process of drafting an application for an Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) for funding to support the development of a truss manufacturing operation to be used for local housing construction in the Kuskokwim region. This operation is being proposed as a partnership with AVCP and TKC. In accordance with  the citizen participation requirements of 24 CFR 1003.604,  the tribe must state that the views and comments from the entire tribal community members about the possible use of ICDBG funds were gathered and considered prior to the submission of the application. The ICDBG Program provides eligible [Read More…}

Oct 062015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Department, and nonprofit partner Alaska Geographic recently established a program to bring diverse students from around Alaska together to represent their country and build awareness about their communities, cultures, and environment in a changing Arctic. Over the next 18 months, which coincide with the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, youth ambassadors will share stories about their lives in the Arctic through social media and public presentations; attend trainings; participate in rural and urban exchanges; and participate in Arctic Council related events. They are recruiting high school and college age students (16-20) who [Read More…}

Oct 052015
2015 NVN Election Results:

Shelly previously served on the Council for nearly a decade during the mid 1990′s to mid 2000′s. She was instrumental in the creation of the Napaimute Community Plan and other key aspects of our Tribe’s development during those early years. Shelly brings to the Council an on-the-ground,  first hand perspective of community and regional  issues. We all look forward to working with her. A big thank you to outgoing council member Brook Kristovich for his years of service to the Tribe.  

Oct 012015

NATIVE VILLAGE OF NAPAIMUTE ANNUAL MEETING OCTOBER 3, 2015   ST. INNOCENT RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL 401 E. TURPIN, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA   AGENDA:   8:00-9:00 am   Breakfast & Registration – (interim election committee: open proxies during this time)   9:00 am          Call to Order – President Devron Hellings Invocation Welcome address by – President Devron Hellings Establishment of Quorum Introductions Approval of the Agenda Announcements: Appointment of Election Committee Approval of the Minutes from 2014 Annual Meeting   9:30 am           Traditional Activity   9:45 am           2014-15 Traditional Council and Administration Report – Mark Leary   10:45 am         Break   11:00 am         2015 [Read More…}