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New Job Opportunities at BBNC

Bristol Bay Native Corporation is accepting applications for the following positions:

Director of Land and Resources

The Director of Land and Resources is responsible for implementing land and resource policy and managing BBNC activities in compliance with those guidelines. Duties include serving as the liaison with land-owners and federal, state, regional and village organizations, maintaining current and complete GIS database and negotiating contracts with regional organizations.

Read the full job description and apply online by May 22, 2015, by clicking here.

Receptionist
The Receptionist is responsible for answering phone lines and transferring calls, greeting visitors, maintaining security in the lobby, purchasing supplies for meetings and break room and ensuring work areas are clean and orderly.

Read the full job description and apply online by May 22, 2015, by clicking here.

Burmeister wins the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2015
 

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Jason Metrokin
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Burmeister wins the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award

Iditarod musher Aaron Burmeister of Nome received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Burmeister arrived in Kaltag at 8:49 p.m., Saturday, March 14, with 13 dogs. 

BBNC Board Member Shawn Aspelund presented the Fish First Award: 25 pounds of Bristol Bay salmon filets and $2,000.

“Congratulations to Aaron. We hope he enjoys a taste of Bristol Bay,” said Jason Metrokin, BBNC President and Chief Executive Officer. “BBNC is proud to support this Alaskan tradition, and we are excited to present an award that supports our Fish First policy.”

Bristol Bay is home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery. BBNC has endorsed a Fish First policy for land and resource management in Bristol Bay. In all land management and resource development decisions, adequate protections for fish and fish habitat will always be a priority.

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award will be re-presented to Burmeister in Nome on Sunday, March 22, during the Iditarod Awards Banquet at the Nome Recreation Center.

 

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Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is a responsible Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of “Enriching Our Native Way of Life.” Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), BBNC works to ensure the continuation of the life and culture of its over 9,900 shareholders – the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. 

RELEASE: New Fund Invests in Bristol Bay’s Economic Future

For Immediate Release

March 03, 2015

New Fund Invests in Bristol Bay’s Economic Future

The Bristol Bay Development Fund (BBDF), a new subsidiary company of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, is pleased to announce its first investment in a Bristol Bay-based business, ADESCO, LLC. BBDF is now a partial owner of ADESCO, along with BBNC shareholder entrepreneur Randy Zimin of South Naknek, Alaska.

ADESCO is a marine transportation and general contracting business that has been in operation since 2005. The investment has already helped ADESCO grow. The company purchased a new marine vessel, the Miss Rebecca, which allows ADESCO to enter the fish tendering service and provide additional inregion cargo transportation to local communities before and after the commercial fishing season. With the addition of the Miss Rebecca, the company’s fleet now totals four vessels.

ADESCO generally employs nine people during the summer months, provides employment opportunities to local people, and offers a much-needed local marine cargo transportation service to communities around Bristol Bay. 

While ADESCO’s primary business is conducted in marine transportation, it also provides general contracting services. The business has a resume that includes demolition, heavy civil construction, excavation, site preparation, airport runway repair and upgrades, and commercial building assembly.

ADESCO also holds many certifications, including the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Disadvantaged Business, HUB Zone, Veteran Owned and Minority Owned certifications, as well as the Alaska Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Entity.

To learn more about ADESCO, please visit adescoak.com

The Bristol Bay Development Fund was launched in October 2014 and exists to be a catalyst for business growth and startups in the Bristol Bay region. The fund has a goal to invest $5 million within four years in businesses such as fisheries, transportation, agriculture, health and wellness and energy. The Bristol Bay Development Fund is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation. Learn more about the fund at bbdf.net.

For questions, contact Fund Manager Cameron Poindexter at (907) 265-7836 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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2015 BBNC Board Recruitment

Bristol Bay Native Corporation is seeking applicants to fill four board seats at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on October 3, 2015.

Interested shareholders should submit:

  • A letter of interest
  • Three letters of reference (two professional, one personal [no relatives])
  • A resume
  • Completed candidate questionnaire (available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015 at:

Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Nominating Committee
111 W. 16th Avenue, Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501

Questions? Call 1-800-426-3602

BBNC Supports 2015 Iditarod

The 2015 Iditarod is officially under way! Bristol Bay Native Corporation is proud to again support this Alaskan tradition. Stay up to date with The Last Great Race by downloading Iditarod The Official App on your Apple or Android phone or tablet! Click here for more information.

 

BBNC will also present the Fish First Award to the first musher to reach Kaltag, the halfway point of this 1,000-mile race to Nome. The Fish First award consists of 25 pounds of Bristol Bay salmon fillets and $2,000.

 

2014's inaugural Fish First Award was presented to Aliy Zirkle, who ultimately crossed the finish line in second place last year.

 

 

 

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