2020 Native Village of Napaimute COVID Energy Assistance Program

Note: Assistance is 1 time per household.  NVN Energy Assistance Postcard 11-13-20

The Native Village of Napaimute
P.O. Box 1301
Bethel, Alaska 99559
2020 Native Village of Napaimute COVID Energy Assistance Program
The Napaimute Traditional Council would like to offer Napaimute Tribal Members & qualifying employees a one-time assistance for Energy needs from CARES Act Funding (US Treasury). Recipients must choose (1) of the options below:
Firewood (Bags or Bundle) – deliveries to Bethel, Kalskag, or Aniak:
• 2 x bags of firewood ……or
• 1 Bundle of logs (to be cut by recipient)
Payment to Utility Company for Heating Oil, Natural Gas: – up to $600 (paid directly to Utility, credited to customer account).
• Provide Name of Utility Company/Organization
• Customer Account Number _____ _____ _____ _____.
Contact Stan Kelly: skellynapaimuteent@gmail.com 

Napaimute Application for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance – Now Available Here!

The Napaimute Traditional Council has approved the Napaimute Application for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance. Download the application to complete.

EFFECTIVE:  September 22, 2020

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD:   March 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 Napaimute Application for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance 2020 FINAL

APPLICATION:  One application per household

NEED FOR ASSISTANCE DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED (see application for more details)

All households are required to complete the Assistance Documentation Form for assistance and are required to provide applicable support to demonstrate the impact by COVID-19.


On April 24, 2019, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), awarded the Napaimute a $ Economic Adjustment Assistance grant to purchase a Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM). Christened by the village as the Nukalpiaq, a word that means “good provider,” the 75-foot LCM, also know as a Mike Boat, now enables the village to safely and efficiently deliver its product to customers. The village put the Nukalpiaq, which is equipped with a hydraulic telescoping deck crane to load and unload cargo, into service earlier this year. The boat has been busy ever since.



Donlin Mine Information

I have consolidated all Napaimute’s post related to the Donlin Mine project under this new tab “Donlin Mine”. This is so that folks can more easily locate the post we have put up over the years.

The following link to the Department of Natural Resources contains links to all of the analysis, decision memos, and permits that have been issued to date.


The table below summarizes the Donlin Mine permitting status. The public comment period for the Pipeline Right of Way is open until November 9, 2020. The notice is attached below.

Public Notice

DOG-State Pipeline Coordinator_s Sectio..


Position Opening COVID Support Specialist – CARES Act

COVID Support Specialist – CARES Act (One position opened) – Accepting Applications until 10/29

Previous experience working with Napaimute programs preferred. Willingness to collaborate with Co-COVID
Support Specialist, and with Business Development & Compliance Manager to meet goals.

How to Apply: Send a resume (and cover letter if desired) to Stanley Kelly, Business Development & Compliance Manager
Email: skellynapaimuteent@gmail.com , Fax: 1-855-270-2002, or mail PO Box 352 Aniak, AK 99557.

COVID Support Specialist – CARES Act 20_05


2020 Native Village of Napaimute Annual Meeting & Election Notice

Long-time NVN President Devron Hellings accepts her retirement gift at the 2019 Annual Meeting

2020 Native Village of Napaimute Annual Meeting & Election Notice

The Napaimute Traditional Council has set the date for the 2020 Native Village of Napaimute Annual Meeting and Council Elections for October 31, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this year’s meeting will be held using the Zoom Platform.

There are two seats open for election:

Seat A – 3 year term – currently held by Stanley Kelly

Seat C – 3 year term – currently held by Rachelle Rohde

Tribal Members over the age of 18 who are interested in running for one of these seats must submit their intent to run notice by the close of business October 10th. Please do not nominate others – only submit if you are interested in running yourself and indicate which seat you are running for. Submissions may be made via email to: napaimute@gci.net or by regular mail.

Thank you.

Click here to view the NVN Election Ordinance:

Tribal Election Ordinance