Highlights of the 2019 Native Village of Napaimute Annual Meeting:

10.11.19 Napaimute Traditional Council Work Session at the Kuskokwim Corporation Conference Room in Anchorage. Notice the beautiful birch wood table with a map of the Middle Kuskokwim River running the length of it. The map of Our River contains actual soil, gravel, leaves and driftwood from the Kuskokwim.

President Hellings opens the 2019 NVN Annual Meeting. This was her last time addressing the membership as our President. She is retiring after nearly 20 years of service to the tribe, the community, and the region.

Russian Pie – always a favorite at the Annual Meeting – made by the St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Sisterhood

And of course akutaq is another favorite!

A lot of information on the Native Village of Napaimute’s 2018-19 programs and activities was made available to the attendees. This also included a lot of information on climate change and its impact on the region and the tribe’s activities.

Kristina Woolston from Donlin Gold, LLC gives a project update at the 2019 NVN Annual Meeting


NVN Environmental Director Dan Gillikin gives presentation on all of the tribes fisheries and environmental programs


Vice President Marcie Sherer gives the financial report


Outgoing President Devron Hellings received several parting gifts including this beautiful photograph of Napaimute


Election Committee Chairman JC Rohde swears in newly elected council members. L: Tyler Kelly, R: Marcie Sherer. Officers will be selected at the 10.22.19 regular council meeting




 Native Village of Napaimute

The Native Village of Napaimute is seeking bids for the purchase one (1) Landing Craft Mechanized 8 (LCM-8), or similar type vessel, in fair or better overall condition, ITB#2019-02.

Bids must be received by the Napaimute Bethel Office at PO Box 1301 Bethel, AK 99559-1301 no later than 5:00 p.m., local time, October 12, 2019. Any proposal received later than the specified time and date will NOT be accepted or considered. No facsimile, email, or telephone proposals will be accepted. Submitted proposals shall contain all information requested and be submitted in the format shown within the solicitation document. Proposals MUST be sealed and clearly identify the name and number of the ITB on the outside of the envelope/package, as well as the Proposer’s name, address, and business affiliation (if applicable).

The full solicitation (ITB#2019-02) can be found by clicking here: INVITATION TO BID_LCM8_2_V1


 Mark Leary, Director of Operations, email: napaimute@gci.net

 Cell: 907.545.2877

Thank you.


Notice of 2019 NVN Elections:

The 2019 Native Village of Napaimute Traditional Council Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting, October 12, 2019 in Anchorage.

There are currently two seats open for election:

Seat D – a 3 year term – Currently held by Marcie Sherer

Seat E – a 3 year term – Currently held by Devron Hellings

Tribal Members 18 years of age or older interested in running for either of these seats must submit an Intent to Run Letter no later than 5 PM September 23rd.

Letters may be submitted by email to napaimute@gci.net or by regular mail.

Please do not nominate others only submit a letter if you are interested in running yourself and specify which seat you would like to run for.

Thank you.

*SOLD* Cabin Near Napaimute For Sale: *SOLD*

 For Sale:

 12’ X 16’ cabin in the Napaimute area – 2 miles downstream of the original village on the south bank: Lot 33 of the Kumukaq Subdivsion – 5.128 acres

Cabin is furnished & ready for immediate use

High ground with beautiful views in all directions

 Lot has a 20 year lease with an option to renew for an additional 20 years

 $30,000 – serious inquiries only

 Call (907)545-2877 or email: napaimute@gci.net for additional information

Vacant Seats on Napaimute Traditional Council Filled

At the June 22nd Napaimute Traditional Council Work Session/Regular Meeting the Council appointed the following interested tribal members to fill the vacant seats:


Seat A – Stanley Kelly – term expires 2020


Seat B – Jayce Rohde – term expires 2021

Congratulations to both and thank you for your willingness to serve our tribal members, our community, and our region.


Napaimute Traditional Council Seat Vacancies:

The Napaimute Traditional Council Currently has two vacant seats. If you are interested on one of these seats please submit a letter of interest to the tribal office by June 21, 2019. Letters may be submitted electronically to: napaimute@gci.net

Thank you.

Excerpt from the NVN Constitution and By Laws describing the process for filling Council vacancies:

Section 7. Vacancies:

In the event that any elective Tribal Council seat becomes vacant between elections, the Tribal Council President, after first determining if the person consents to serve, shall recommend a person who meets the requirements of a Candidate to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term. Such person shall assume office upon approval of the appointment by a majority of the members of the Tribal Council.  If a majority of the members do not consent to the appointment, the Tribal Council may choose, by a majority vote, to either direct the President to select another candidate or approve a candidate nominated by a member.

If a Tribal Council member fails to attend three (3) consecutive regular meetings of the Tribal Council, without a written excuse accepted by a majority vote of the Tribal Council, that Tribal Council member’s seat will be declared vacant and the vacancy shall be filled in accordance with this section.