Welcome to the Curyung Tribal Council Below you will find our mission statement along with our complete program listing and also our employee directory. If you explore the rest of the site you will find employee and program descriptions, updated information on the progress of these programs, and a variety of forms available through the Tribal Council (online and at the office).
The mission of the Curyung Tribal Council is to serve tribal members, to preserve our cultural values, to protect our sovereign and inherent rights, to promote our social, economic, and political progress.
Encourage strong leadership and build upon our collective wisdom.
Promote pride in our heritage and tradition.
Preserve our subsistence, customs, folklore and art.
Promote our physical, economic and social well-being.
Discourage and overcome racial prejudice and the inequities that such prejudice creates.
Promote strong government by reminding those who govern and those governed of their joint and mutual responsibilities.
2021 Tribal Programs:
Johnson O'Malley - Indian Education
Tribal Health Care
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP)
BBEDC Community Liaison
Youth Activities - Bristol Bay 4H
Indian Child Welfare Acte (ICWA) Case Work & Advocacy
Curyung Tribal Council's Annual Meeting will be held virtually (again) this year, at 10 AM on Saturday, November 20th via Zoom. There will be video and teleconference options. Please click the above meeting notice for more details.
There are two (2) Council seats up for election this year. Eligible tribal citizens who intend to run for Council must file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Tribal Clerk by 4:30 PM on Friday, November 5th.
According to the Curyung Constitution, in order to be eligible for election to the Council, a tribal member must be a:
1) Minimum of 18 years of age
2) Citizen in Good Standing
2) Resident of Dillingham for at least one (1) year
Rapid Testing for COVID19 is available in Dillingham at the Curyung COVID Response Center, which is our building located at 390 West D Street, between the UAF Bristol Bay Campus and Dillingham Police Department. Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
We've had a lot of calls come in about COVID Individual Assistance - Our CARES Act Program closed in December 2020, with all payments being made by Spring 2021 - The Council is planning to roll out a similar program, using ARPA funds, later this winter. Right now, we would like to thank our ANCSA Corporations, Choggiung Limited and BBNC for providing individual assistance to their shareholders. In recognition of their need to meet the federal deadline for CARES Act expenditures coming up in December, and in order to provide assistance to individuals in pulses throughout the winter, we do not plan to open our ARPA individual assistance program until the New Year. We thank you for your patience and understanding.