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Andreafsky is an unpopulated community or a seasonal-use area.
Consequently, there is no "complete" Community Profile.
The information below provides a brief overview of the community.


Community Overview

Andreafsky is adjacent to and within the city boundaries of St. Mary's. It is on the north bank of the Andreafsky River, 3.5 miles northeast of Pitka's Point in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Its climate is both maritime and continental. Temperatures can range from -44 to 83 °F. Precipitation averages 16 inches and snowfall averages 60 inches. The Andreafsky River is ice-free from May to October.

By 1899, the village had become a supply depot and winter quarters for the Northern Commercial Company's riverboat fleet. The village was named for the Andrea family who settled here and was originally called "Clear River." The family built a Russian Orthodox church. A Catholic mission was established nearby in 1949, and a number of Yup'ik families moved to the area in the 1950s. The area adjacent to the mission became the incorporated City of St. Mary's in 1967, although Andreafsky chose to remain indepedent. In 1980, residents of Andreafsky voted for annexation into the city. Andreafsky is primarily a Yup'ik Eskimo village with a commercial fishing and subsistence lifestyle. The sale of alcohol is banned in the village.

Most residents fish commercially and sell their catches to commercial fish buyers in the St. Mary's area. Year-round employment opportunities are limited to the schools, government, transportation services, and other local businesses. Subsistence activities include catching salmon at family fish camps, gathering berries, and hunting moose, bear, and game birds. Some residents trap. Local roads provide access to St. Mary's, Pitka's Point, Mountain Village, and the St. Mary's airport. River-going vessels have easy access during the ice-free summer months. Two major barge lines serve the village.


Contact Information

Village Corporation - Nerklikmute Native Corporation
P.O. Box 87
Saint Mary's, AK 99658
Phone 907-438-2332
Fax 907-438-2919

Tribe - federally recognized - Yupiit of Andreafski
P.O. Box 368
Saint Mary's, AK 99658-0088
Phone 907-438-2312
Fax 907-438-2512

Electric Utility - Alaska Village Electric Cooperative
4831 Eagle St.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone 907-561-1818
Fax 907-562-4086

Regional Organizations

Regional Native Corporation - Calista Corporation 
301 Calista Court # A
Anchorage, AK 99518-3000
Phone 907-279-5516
Fax 907-272-5060


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