Tribal Values

Seldovia Village Tribe is fully committed to the mission of promoting and supporting the communities through our health care, social services, economic development, and education. Since 1989, we have continued our dedication to the betterment and enrichment of the people of our area. We foster our vision and mission through our daily programs and activities, dedicated to walking with each of you in this wonderful journey of life.


We are leaders in partnering with our community to strengthen our economy, facilitate healthy lifestyles, and maintain our cultural identity.


We promote the wellness of our people and communities through health care and social services, economic development, and education.

Core Values

  • Cultural Identity: Through the wisdom of our elders, the promise of our youth, and the commitment of our heritage, we remain true to our tribal identity and stewards of our culture.
  • Determined Self-Sufficiency: We believe our independence and autonomy are the strength behind our resourcefulness.
  • Excellence in Service: We provide quality service to our clients and customers in a responsible and supportive environment.
  • Integrity: We practice reliability, honesty, and accountability in all that we say and do.
  • Partnership and Collaboration: Through teamwork, cooperation, and sharing of resources, we accomplish more together.
  • Respect for Self and Others: We place the highest value on the people in our organization and those we serve. We respect each person’s unique abilities and contributions.
  • Visionary Leadership: We achieve excellence through innovation and flexibility, creativity, and insight.

The Meaning of Our Logo

The Seldovia Village Tribe logo depicts the subsistence foods and lifestyles of the native people who made this area home, long before explorers set foot on the continent. It was designed by a Seldovia artist named Susan Springer.


Seals are harvested by native people for fur, oil, and meat. Seal meat is rich in vitamins and calories and continues to sustain people throughout the long winters.


Salmon are a main staple of the Seldovia people. Although commercial fishing tapered off over the years, salmon return every year to fill our smokehouses, jars, and freezers.

Bald Eagle

Did you know that most of the Bald Eagle photos in circulation today were taken around Kachemak Bay? Eagles are abundant in these parts. The eagle played a role in many native stories and legends.


Kachemak Bay is the halibut capital of the world. The halibut is the largest flat fish with an average weight of 24 to 30 pounds. Mature halibut can grow to over 700 lbs. Halibut are an important part of the native people’s diet.

Horned Puffin

The Horned Puffin is one of the most sought after seabirds in Alaska by tourists and photographers. Historically, puffins were used for food and clothing by Alaskan Natives. Aleut Natives made parkas of puffin skins, which were very tough and worn feather side in.


Bears, of course, provide both meat and fur for the people of the region. Black bears inhabit the Seldovia area; their meat is frozen or canned. Their fur made blankets, clothing, and housing and provided much-needed warmth for the long Alaskan winters.