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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.

Contact this email regarding COVID-19 related impacts, questions or comments.

Fax:  (907) 443-9144
Mail: PO Box 1090, Nome AK 99762


Please take the Transit Public Survey!
This Survey is help us update our Transit Plan


NEC Tribal Council Votes

310 Tribal Members voted



Gloria A. Karmun


Edna R. “Becka” Baker


Shannon “Rena” Greene


Allison Johnson


Jeanette “Jeannie” Kost


Please see the attached guidance regarding
CARES Act Funding.

Download the PDF here

You can also go to this website for more information:


Scholarship Application

Continuing Higher Education Scholarships:

Graduating Seniors Higher Education Scholarships:

High School Seniors: High School Seniors: NEC Scholarship application deadline has changed to May 15th, 2020 by 5PM due to COVID-19.
Deadline may change depending on circumstances.

Continuing Higher Education Scholarships: For the Fall 2020 semester, the scholarship deadline is July 1st , 2020 by 5 PM. Please send applications to

Please download the Nome Preschool Voucher at the link below.

Notice of NEC Energy Efficiency Services

Nome Eskimo Community Energy Efficiency Services are limited to low-median income NEC tribal families as defined by HUD.  NEC is seeking applicants from our tribal members who are in need of housing repairs.

For any questions regarding NEC’s Housing Program, please call Theresa Kenick at 443-9131. 

Jobs: Active Recruitment at NEC
Nome Office Listings

Anchorage Office

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Upcoming Activities

Download the Continuing scholarship application here!

Download the HS Graduation Seniors application here!

Continuing Higher Education Scholarships: For the Spring 2021 semester, the scholarship deadline is December 1st, 2020. Please send applications to

High School Seniors: NEC Scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2020.

More from NEC:

NEW! Nome Eskimo Community Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020

Multi-Media Campaign
(see announcement)

Nome Eskimo Community Tribal Transit Links:
1. Community Route
2. Extended Route
3. Early Bird Route
4. NPS Communty Route

  Tribal Council  
Shane Smithhisler,        President
Kevin Bahnke,           Vice President
Mathew Michels,        Sec/Treasurer
Amber Otton,                 Member
Jeanette Koelsch,          Member
Gloria Karmun,             Member
Mary David,                  Member

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Nome Eskimo Community | Phone 907.443.2246

Updated September 24th, 2020
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