The Native Village of Napaimute is Seeking Solicitation for One Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM 8), RFP#2019-01

The Native Village of Napaimute is seeking proposals for the purchase one (1) Landing Craft Mechanized 8 (LCM-8), or similar type vessel, in fair or better overall condition, RFP#2019-01.

Proposals 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, May 17, 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 RFP on the outside of the envelope/package, as well as the Proposer’s name, address, and business affiliation (if applicable).

The full solicitation RFP#2019-01 and required forms are provided as attachments at the bottom of this post.


 Mark Leary, Director of Operations, email:





An example of what can be built with one of our cabin packages – this is for the wood only

Now Taking Orders for the 2021

Building Season!

Napaimute Enterprises, LLC*

Serving the Region with Middle Kuskokwim Wood Products:

Firewood, Lumber, & Cabin Packages

12’ X 16’ cabin with deck: $10,450

16’ X 24’ one room house: $16,500

24’ X 40’ family house: $27,500

Call: 545-2877

For more information

*A Subsidiary of the Native Village of Napaimute in cooperation with The Kuskokwim Corporation, Kalskag, and Lower Kalskag

2018 Napaimute Traditional Council Election Results

Audrey & Jayce perform the first dance song composed for Napaimute in many, many years at the 2018 NVN Annual Meeting. The song is about moose hunting with your dad on the Alukaq River.


Despite the earthquake, hundreds of after shocks, and warm stormy weather attendance at the 2018 NVN Annual Meeting was good.

Voter turn out was especially good this year with ballots being accepted by mail, email or in-person at the meeting.

Here are the results of the election for Seat A on the Napaimute Traditional Council:

Megan Leary

Thank you to everyone that voted and came out to the meeting!


Notice to tribal members:

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Napaimute Traditional Council has rescheduled the 2018 NVN Annual Meeting to December 1st. Time and location will remain the same.

Please note that letters of interest for the open seat A, currently occupied by Shelly Leary, will be accepted up until the close of business November 11.

The incumbent has notified the Council in writing that she does not intend to seek reelection.

Shelly Leary being sworn in after her election to the Napaimute Traditional Council in 2015. Thank you for all your service Shelly!


Request for Proposals: NVN Grant Writing & Management Services – Closing Date 9.28.18

The Native Village of Napaimute, a federally-recognized Alaska tribe is currently accepting proposals for the following services:

  • Preparation and submission of funding proposals
  • Grants management including reporting
  • Other planning, development, and capacity building duties as needed
In seeking potential funding sources the following are NVN’s main focus areas:
  • Economic Development – our economic development activities are centered on the use of middle Kuskokwim wood resources through firewood, lumber, and housing packages.
  • Youth Programs – programs that put young people to work and/or strengthen their cultural identity  – For example – NVN has strong Spirit Camp and Summer Youth Employment Programs
  • The establishment and maintenance of safe winter transportation routes in the Middle Kuskokwim – trails, ice roads, and open water marking.
  • Tribal Natural Resource Management with an emphasis on our Kuskokwim subsistence Fish resources, potential large-scale natural resource development issues (Donlin), and timber. We currently operate several fisheries projects in cooperation with ADF&G and USFWS. We are also conducting a reforestation demonstration project at our Kalskag timber harvest site – planting 3,000 seedlings that were grown from spruce cones we collected.
NVN has bases of operation in Napaimute, Aniak, Kalskag, and Bethel with physical assets located at each: buildings, equipment, supplies, etc. We employ 30+ people – mainly from the middle Kuskokwim – at the height of our seasonal activities – which between wood, fish, and ice roads has become nearly year round employment for about a 1/2 of them.
Our focus is always on our tribal membership, but with few left here in the region, our Council always considers how NVN can bring economic/social benefit to the rest of our Middle Kuskokwim neighbors.
Over the years we have employed many Middle Kuskokwim residents and continue to strive to do so. All the while bringing in economic development, funding and programs that would otherwise never come to this region.
With that brief overview of our focus areas/activities please submit proposals to:
Mark Leary
Director of Development & Operations
Feel free to contact him if you have further questions.
Proposals will be accepted until the close of business September 28, 2018.
Thank you.

2018 Native Village of Napaimute Annual Meeting & Election Notice

The September view from Little Swan Hill in the Alukaq River valley near Napaimute – photo by Megan Leary

The Napaimute Traditional Council has set the date for the 2018 Native Village of Napaimute Annual Meeting and Council Elections for October 27, 12 noon at the St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral Fellowship Hall, 401 East Turpin in Anchorage, Alaska

There is one seat open for election:

Seat A – currently held by Shelly Leary

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 7, 2018. Submissions may be made via email to: or by regular mail.

Thank you.