Attention ONC Tribal Members:
The deadline for CARES Applications will be midnight, December 18, 2020.
All new applications, supporting documents (bills, etc) and supporting documents requested for already received applications MUST be received by ONC no later than midnight, Friday December 18th, 2020. You may email cares@nativecouncil.org or fax us at 907-543-2639. The CARES Program closes on December 30, 2020. CARES Staff need sufficient time to process applications to get assistance sent out by then. All incoming applications at this time are not guaranteed for approval, we urge all members to submit applications with all required documents at the at once.

Special Meeting

Special ONC Council meeting on Wednesday evening at 5:30PM. Agenda includes Calista Regional Tribal Government, 2021 Jesuit Volunteer Program and continuing discussion of the CARES program. Dial in @ 800-315-6338, passcode: 16226



As Covid-19 numbers increase here we know that some of you will be required to self-isolate or quarantine. Please follow whatever instructions and advice you may receive from YKHC or Alaska DHSS. These are important protective measures for yourself, your family and your community.

ONC is advertising for two additional CARES Technicians who will be able to provide assistance to our members as they isolate and quarantine. This might include shopping and other assistance to allow you to safely remain in your home.

If you are isolating or quarantining please let us know by email, quarantine@nativecouncil.org and tell us if you need any help. We will get right back to you.

ONC Chief Accountant James Paul retires after 18 years

James Paul with the Accounting Department. Photos by Charles Guest

Orutsararmiut Native Council celebrated 18 years of diligent service to the Tribe by retiring Chief Accountant James Paul with a retirement luncheon on Wednesday, September 30. Council members, ONC staff and friends gathered for a noon potluck at the Multi-Purpose Building to honor James who led ONC’s accounting department for nearly two decades. He was presented with a “Mosquito Dance” shadowbox created by Yup’ik artist John Oscar as a farewell gift from the Tribe. Two beautifully decorated cakes topped off the excellent food brought to share. Members of the ONC Council paid tribute to James and his years of work not only at ONC but also at AVCP.

ONC CARES Program donates $100,000 to Bethel Homeless Coalition

Pictured, L-R Yvonne Kinegak, ONC Emergency Management Specialist; Mark Springer, ONC Executive Director; Michelle DeWitt, BCSF; ONC Chairman Henry Hunter, Sr.; ONC Council Member Connie Sankwich and ONC Council Member Thaddeus Tikiun, Jr. (ONC photo by Mike McIntyre)

ONC Chairman Henry Hunter, Sr. presents a check for $100,000 to Michelle DeWitt of Bethel Community Services Foundation for the Bethel Homeless Coalition. The grant was approved by the ONC Council as part of ONC CARES Program.

ONC Moose Proxy Hunt

Here are some pictures of the first moose being given away to the elders for ONC Moose Proxy hunt this year.

Elder and chief Louie Andrew and Helena Andrew receiving moose

Matthew Kapsner assisting with delivering moose

Edwin Charles, moose proxy hunter

Nellie Evon receiving moose

Helen Lilienthal receiving moose

Janelle Carl and Nellie Evon with processed moose