The Native Village of Port Lions offers a wide variety of services and equipment to rent to the community of Port Lions. A detailed list of light/heavy equipment and prices can be found here .
Please call the office if you have any questions or would like to schedule services or rental.
The Tribal Family Activities Program has been active and effective in our community for almost two decades. Adults and youth participate together in fun, culturally relevant activities that are healthy and drug/alcohol-free. A successful combination of community recreation and traditional arts and crafts are available for all ages most evenings each week.
Emphasis on healthy families and abuse prevention is the theme of each evening’s activity. The main goal of the program is to strengthen stability within our families.
Arts & Crafts / Youth Center @ Tribal Conference Room
Tuesday – Thursday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (All ages)
Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (All ages)
Tribal Library @ Tribal Conference Room
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Family Movie Nights (Once a month)
Friday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (All ages)
Kids 4 years old or younger must be accompanied by a guardian who is in high school or older.
Open Gym: (Operated during the school year)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Toddlers – Preschool
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Kindergarten – 6th grade
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7th Grade – Adult
Port Lions Farm
The Kodiak Archipelago Leadership Institute (KALI) worked collaboratively with the Tribal Councils of the Native Village of Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie and Port Lions to prepare an application to the Administration for Native Americans Program to develop much needed agriculture technical capacity that included intensive training, consultations with highly-qualified individuals with extensive experience in both regional and state-wide agriculture, the development of pilot farms, and the development of vetted farm and business plans.
Through this grant and KALI’s support, four pilot farms were established in each village. Post grant, the Native Village of Port Lions, with continued support from the BIA, Afognak Native Corporation, Kodiak Area Native Association, the City of Port Lions, and KALI we have been fortunate to continue our efforts in providing for increased, long-term economic stability through a tribally owned and operated business.
The Native Village of Port Lions continues to work on small business feasibility studies that include expansion and enhancement of the Port Lions Farm. Our long-term goal is to provide year-round production by way of hydroponics and aquaculture.
The Port Lions Preschool is in the Tribal Building. Songs like the “Alphabet Song” and the “Teensy Weensy Spider” have been heard in the hallways since 1980. Many former graduates still live in Port Lions and are now sending their own preschoolers to attend classes with preschool teacher Marlene Gundersen. Children attend school two to three hours a day, depending on their ages, learning things like days of week, months of the year and how to write their names.
A graduation ceremony is held every May for those who are furthering their education by attending the “Big School.” A reception is held with cake, cookies and presents for all the graduates after the last chorus of “Pomp and Circumstance” is played.
Marlene Gundersen – Preschool Teacher
The Environmental Department has been involved in a community recycling program since its infancy. The Environmental Department accepts recyclables for drop-off at the Tribal Office and has two days each month scheduled for recycle pickups. We track the recyclables collected on a spreadsheet that breaks down the types and amounts.
The Environmental Department Recycling Program Accepts:
Aluminum cans; all paper types; electronic devices (with processor chips); aerosol cans; oil – and latex-based paints; solvents/paint thinners/strippers; household cleaners and chemicals; #1 & #2 plastic bottles; clean, stretchable plastics; used ink cartridges; fluorescent light bulbs; used anti-freeze; small propane cylinders; used batteries
In an effort to create economic development and provide services to the community of Port Lions, the Native Village of Port Lions recently purchased a Lucas saw mill. Raw lumber in a variety of sizes is available for purchase by contacting the office during regular business hours. We also take special orders upon request. A full, detailed price list can be found here .
Title VI Senior Meals
The Native Village of Port Lions operates a Senior Meals Program for individuals 55 years of age or older. Delicious meals are available for pick-up or delivery on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning at 3:30 p.m.
To participate in this program, client in-take forms must be completed and submitted to the Native Village of Port Lions.
Click here to download the intake form.