The Native Village of Napaimute is submitting a funding proposal under the ICDBG CARES grant program.

The proposed project for the ICDBG CARES grant is to develop a Tiny Home Package that allows a safe and adequate place to isolate and quarantine people who travel into each community, which is essential to controlling and stopping the spread of COVID 19. The package will include the necessary components and directions to make the Tiny Home an appropriate dwelling for our region: the home will be high-efficiency energy rated able to be heated with a small Toyo direct vent heater, with HRV (heat recovery ventilation). To complete the project, we will need to procure the necessary equipment to meet the new demand efficiently and we will need to disseminate information to villages and build a demonstration home in Bethel for people to see what a tiny house is.

Job Announcement for Environmental Coordinator Position

Position Opening: Environmental Department Coordinator; Full time, Permanent (40hrs. /wk.)

Description: The Native Village of Napaimute Environmental Department is seeking a multi-discipline position to support its program of work in the Environmental Department.




Position Opening: NVN Community Manager

Position:                      NVN Community Manager

Salary Range:              $18 – $24 per hour

Employment Status:    Seasonal, non-exempt

Hours per Week:        37.5 hours per week


Description of Duties:

Responsible for overall maintenance and proper operation of all assets owned by the Native Village of Napaimute in the original village site and surrounding tribally-owned lands in accordance with NVN policies and procedures. This includes operation and maintenance of all physical grounds, buildings, equipment, facilities, and supporting infrastructure such as boats, the community building, the airfield, the landfill, etc.  Also manage the home site program, gas sales/inventory and equipment rental program.


For more information or to request an application please call 907.545.2877 or email:

Thank you.

ICDBG Grant Application Notice

The Native Village of Napaimute is applying for an ICDBG grant for economic development related to the Napaimute Enterprises firewood and timber project. The new ICDBG grant will make the project site safer by providing internet, water, and shelter, upgrading some equipment and involving youth 18-24. The tribe is requesting comments, input, and suggestions for the grant application.

Please send all correspondence to

Native Village of Napaimute operates a Tribal Response Program under the Environmental Protection Agency.

Follow the link for more information or to report a contaminated site.

PLEASE NOTE: The Public Record is available for review at the Native Village of Napaimute Aniak office during normal business hours.

POSITION OPENING: Spirit Camp Director / Youth Activities Coordinator



JOB TITLE: Spirit Camp Director / Youth Activities Coordinator

SALARY RANGE:  $25-$30/ hour DOE



For more information or to request an application please email or call 545-2877

Applications may also be picked up in person at the Aniak or Bethel offices.


Open until filled.


Thank you.

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