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Alaska Native Peoples of Nome

Welcome to Nome Eskimo Community (NEC)

The Alaska Native Peoples of the Nome area have lived on the Seward Peninsula since time immemorial. Our unique cultures and languages have experienced considerable changes, but continue to thrive and develop today in the community of Nome, Alaska.

Representing the Native population in Nome, Nome Eskimo Community’s 2900+ members reflects the many heritages of the surrounding region. Among our member rolls are Central Yupik, Inupiaq, St. Lawrence Island Yupik and American Indians whose lineage is tied to Tribes in the Lower 48.

For nearly 70 years, NEC has represented the political, social, and cultural interests of Native peoples in the community of Nome and the Bering Straits region. While our mission and scope has evolved over the decades, our commitment to serving our members and community has remained steadfast.


Nome Eskimo updated Transit Routes Information!
1. Community Route
3. Nome Preschool Route

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS and Class Registrations must be scanned and e-mailed
within 30 days once the semester/quarter is complete to:
(Download flyer here)

NEC Tribal Resources and UAF Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy will be presenting the Nome Tribal Climate Adaptation Plan at UAF Northwest Campus Conference Room from 1PM - 3 PM!
(Download flyer here)

Nome Eskimo Community currently has one (1) vacant Tribal Council seat.  The seat will expire in November 2018.  Candidates must be a Tribal member of Nome Eskimo Community, live in Nome, and be 21 years of age or older to serve. 

Applications and a Letter of Intent will be accepted until Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 5:00PM.
(Download Notice Here)

NEW! Youth Services
Preschool Voucher Application is available!
(Download Application here)

Jobs: Active Recruitment at NEC

ICWA Specialist II - Anchorage
(Download Job Description)

Accounting Specialist

(Download Job Description)

Download an Application
Upcoming Activities

More from NEC:
Hospital NEW! Nome Eskimo Community Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020

Multi-Media Campaign
(see announcement)

Nome Eskimo Community Tribal Transit Links:
1. Community Route
2. Early Bird Route
3. Nome Preschool Route

  Tribal Council  
Shane Smithhisler, President
Vacant                      Vice President
Mathew Michels, Sec/Treasurer
Jason Omedelina, Member
Janice Doherty, Member
Sharon Sparks, Member
Kevin Bahnke, Member

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