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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.



High School Seniors: 

The Deadline for 2018 graduating seniors to send in their scholarship application is Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 5pm.

Continuing Higher Education Scholarships:

For the 2018 Fall semester, the scholarship application Deadline is Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 5pm.

Challenge Life Basketball Camp during spring break! Registration deadline is Friday March 9th!
Any questions, please contact Toni Smith at 443-9128!
(Download Flyer here)
(Download Application here)

The Community Transit Service will be back up and running on February 13, 2018 - please call Nichole Pomrenke at - 443-9122 if you have any inquiries regarding this service, thank you.

Jobs: Active Recruitment at NEC

Executive Director
(Download Job Description)

Transit Driver
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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
Kevin Bahnke,                Vice President
Mathew Michels,           Sec/Treasurer
Alfred Sahlin,                 Member
Jeanette Koelsch,          Member
Vacant,                            Member
Mary David,                  Member

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