ARPA Application Round Two Deadline

Notice to Tribal Membership:

The Deadline to apply for round two ($1700.00) of the ONC ARPA pandemic assistance program will be February 15, 2022. ONC began accepting applications from enrolled tribal members in October of 2021 for round two of pandemic assistance. For clarification, ONC has done a total of three rounds of assistance since the spring of 2021: CARES (January 2021), ARPA1 (August 2021), and ARPA2 (October 2021). If you have applied after October 1, 2021 for round two, Please do not attempt to submit a duplicate application. All duplicate applications are automatically set in a different que to be reviewed and are processed last. All other pandemic assistance programs listed above have closed under UST guidelines and Council Resolutions.

If you have any questions you can contact ONC ARPA @ 907-543-2608 or email us at


Thank You,

ONC ARPA Program Staff.


A longtime Bethel tribal member, tribal court judge, election worker, and well known community leader died last month. Margaret “Tootsie” Guinn passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Dec. 16, 2021. Tootsie as she was affectionately known was 76 years old. Margaret was a well known volunteer in most Bethel organizations for over 40 years, and was the chair for Bethel’s first voting precinct until her death. In 2018, Guinn received a proclamation from the city for protecting the democratic process. Guinn’s funeral was held privately because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Orutsararmiut Native Council members and Staff would like to extend our condolences to the Guinn family and recognize her many years of hard work on behalf of the tribe including as one of our first Tribal Judge’s. Tootsie will be greatly missed by our Tribal Community & her passing will surely be felt within our Tribal Court.

January Regular Meeting

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Invocation
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Approval of Meeting Minutes
  6. People to be Heard
    1. YKHC Reps                 c. YKHC COVID Team
    2. AVCP Reps
  7. Reports
    1. Administration Report                                                  Inamarie Chaney
    2. Finance Report                                                             James Paul/Alex Werba
    3. CARES/ARP Report                                                     Yvonne Kinegak
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business
    1. The Village of Georgetown Webinar January 12th, 2022
  1. Need representative
    1. Approval of 2022 Employee Pay Schedule


  1. Other


  1. Executive Session
  1. Date of Next Meeting
  2. Adjournment

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American Rescue Plan Act 3rd Round


Update: American Rescue Plan Act Round 3 Application process closed 02/15/22 for tribal members.

Greetings Tribal Member(s)

Throughout our two Tribal Member Consultation meetings regarding the American Rescue Plan Act funds; we’ve heard from many members wanting their household bills paid directly while others appreciated the direct payment directly to each Tribal Member. The Council has heard each members input and acted according to the wants and needs of our membership.

We are pleased to announce that The Orutsararmiut Native Council is now accepting applications for the third round of COVID relief funds.

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Each tribal member household has two options for this round of relief:

Option 1: Payments made directly to vendor

For this you will be required to submit actual bills with your application. This ensures that staff have the accurate information which includes the mailing address of the vendor, account numbers, and name(s) of which the utility account(s) is under. Please specify on the application the amounts you want/need to go to each vendor.

Option 2: Direct payment to Tribal Members (in the form of a check)

For this option you must check the box in front of each vendor and specify how you would like it paid out.

It is uncertain if more pandemic relief will be available, and ask that each Tribal member use these funds in ways that will benefit and secure your household needs as a priority.

We understand the urgency in some cases, but we ask for your patience and cooperation as these applications are processed. We will be working as quickly as we possibly can. ONC is the largest tribe in the region with over 4500 active members to serve in many places.

Thank you, To avoid delay in processing, before submitting your application, please make sure that all required documents are included and allow time for processing. Do not submit  an application more then once as this will only cause further delay. You will be notified once your application is being processed and complete.

ONC APRA staff

November Regular Council Meeting 


November Regular Council Meeting 

November 3, 2021 @ 3:00PM

ONC Main Conference Room 


  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Invocation
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • October regular meeting minutes (forth coming)
  • Tribal Consultation meeting minutes
  • Special Meeting minutes
  • People to be Heard
  • YKHC Reps
  • Maile Tavepholijalern
  • AVCP Reps
  • Courtney Pegus
  • Reports
  • Executive Director                                                        Zack Brink
  • Finance Report                                                 Alexandra Werba
  • CARES/ARP Report                                                     Zack Brink
  • Old Business
  • BNC-Tribal Broadband
  • BNC Rental property
  • New Business
  • Alcohol License
  • AFN Delegate
  • Other:
  • Executive Session
  • Date of Next Meeting
  • Adjournment
  • Call in information



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ARPA Consultation 10/21/21 @ 1:00PM

Attention ONC Tribal Membership:

Please join us in discussion of the American Rescue Plan Act Program

Topic: ARPA Tribal Membership Consultation
When/Time: Oct 21, 2021 01:00 PM Alaska

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ONC Agenda – Regular Council Meeting

ONC Agenda – Regular Council Meeting
ONC Conference Room
October 6, 2021
4:00 PM

Topic: ONC Regular Meeting
Time: Oct 6, 2021 04:00 PM Alaska
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Call to Order
Roll Call
Approval of Agenda

Approval of Meeting Minutes
a. August 4th Regular Council Meeting
b. Special Meeting August 24, 2021 NOFO broadband for TBCP
c. August 27th Tribal Consultation Meeting
d. September 15, 2021 Regular Council Meeting
vi. People to be Heard
a. YKHC Reps d._Bev H.___________ g.___________
b. AVCP Reps e. ___Andre J.________ h. ___________
c. Shanna Decossas f. ____________ i. ____________vii. Reports
a. Executive Director Zack Brink
b. Finance Report Alexandra Werba
c. CARES/ARP Report Zack Brink
-Old Business
-New Business
Enrollment Committee Walter Jim
Resolution 21-10-01
LKSD Vaccination Mandate
Resolution 21-10-02
AVCP Unit 11 Delegate
Resolution 21-10-03
BNC Property – Rippie Palace
BNC complex rental property
2022 Indian Housing Plan
Tribal Citizens Voice Strong Opposition to Donlin Gold
Tunista inc. Rental Property for Social Services
ONC to be included on support ICWA
ONC Employee Hazard Pay Policy
K300 funding request
Form a Committee for American Rescue Plan Act
-Other: Enrollment Counts for June and July
-Executive Session
-Date of Next Meeting


Effective today 9/10/21 all calls for ARPA will only be taken Monday thru Friday from 1:30pm to 4:30. This is to ensure that the staff working on all the remaining direct payment requests have sufficient time to work and process the remaining payments that are still due to membership as soon as possible.

We are asking that you please be patient. If you have applied already there is no need to reapply. If you do it will only hinder and slow the process directly. 

There are many members who have applied that have not received their payments yet. We are aware of this. If you have applied, know that your application is in and will be processed as soon as it can possibly be done. Additional personal have been added to speed-up the process. 

For verification that an application has been received, you may call 907-543-2608 and get added on to a call back list.

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. Thank You for your consideration and patience.


Member Consultation – ARPA

Good morning and Happy Friday ONC Tribal Members!
The council has scheduled a member Consultation Regarding the American Rescue Plan Act Funds, to be held on Friday August 27th, 2021 from 1-4 pm.
Members are highly encouraged to bring ideas on how this funding would best be utilized for our nation.
We hope to see you there!
Topic: ONC ARPA Member Consultation
Time: Aug 27, 2021 01:00 PM Juneau
Meeting ID: 862 2647 9524
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