united in one mission.

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United Tribes of Bristol Bay (UTBB) is a tribal consortium working to protect the traditional Yup’ik, Dena’ina, and Alutiiq ways of life in Southwest Alaska that depend on the pristine Bristol Bay Watershed and all it sustains, most notably Bristol Bay’s wild salmon. UTBB’s membership consists of 15 federally recognized Tribes in Bristol Bay, representing over 80 percent of the region’s population. Bristol Bay Tribes founded UTBB in 2013 after recognizing the need for a united voice in their longtime efforts to protect our way of life.

UTBB’s mission is to protect the lands and waters that support the traditional way of life of the indigenous people of Bristol Bay by advocating for protections against unsustainable large-scale hard rock mines like the Pebble Project. UTBB is guided by the results in the Bristol Bay Regional Vision Project - a comprehensive project outlining a sustainable future that honors our traditional values and way of life.


The united tribes of bristol bay.

The communities of Bristol Bay.

Togiak Traditional Council ・ Twin Hills Village Council ・ Manokotak Village Council ・ Curyung Tribal Council ・ Ekuk Village Council ・ Clark’s Point Village Council ・ Aleknagik Traditional Council ・ Portage Creek Village Council ・ New Stuyahok Traditional Council ・ New Koliganek Village Council ・ Levelock Village Council ・ Nondalton Village Council ・ Pilot Point Tribal Council ・ Pedro Bay Village Council ・ Chignik Lake Tribal Council

We welcome interested tribal governments of the Bristol Bay region to join our consortium. If your tribal government is interested in joining UTBB, please contact our Executive Director.