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2014 Shareholder Informational Meetings

If you're unable to attend BBNC's Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Anchorage on October 4, 2014 at the Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center, please join BBNC at an informational meeting for a review of corporate activities. Informational meetings are a great way to catch up with other shareholders. Meetings are tentatively scheduled, as weather and other circumstances permit, at the following locations:

Palmer: Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12 p.m., Palmer Senior Citizens Center (1132 S Chugach St., Palmer, AK 99645)

Seattle: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12 p.m., Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip, WA 98271, 888-272-1111)

Chignik Lagoon: Friday, September 5, 2014, 11 a.m., Tribal Office Building

Naknek: Friday, September 5, 2014, 6 p.m., Dolly's Hall

Port Heiden: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12 p.m., Ray's Place

Newhalen: Friday, September 12, 2014, 3 p.m., Teen Center

Nondalton: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 12 p.m., Community Building

Koliganek: Friday, September 19, 2014, 12 p.m., New Koliganek School

Dillingham: Friday, September 19, 2014, 6 p.m., Dillingham Middle School

Togiak: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12 p.m., Togiak School

BBNC Descendant Enrollment Survey Prize Drawing

On July 23, 2014, Dittman Research randomly selected 10 winners for the 2014 BBNC Descendant Enrollment Survey Prize Drawing. Winners were selected from the pool of respondents who returned their survey by mail or completed their survey online by the June 20, 2014 deadline. Each survey respondent had an equal chance of being selected. The prize winners are as follows:

  • $2,500 - Brandon M. Seybert, Port Heiden, AK
  • $2,000 - Joclyn R. Reamey, Dillingham, AK
  • $1,500 - Ludwig G. Egeland, Jr., Dillingham, AK
  • $1,000 - Christopher A. Sheppard, Elma, WA
  • $500 - Vaughn B. Clark, Dillingham, AK
  • $500 - Raquel L. Schroeder, East Wenatchee, WA
  • $500 - Alice Brown, Canton, OH
  • $500 - Karen L. Atakitlig, Togiak, AK
  • $500 - Chris L. Anderson, Juneau, AK
  • 40,000 Alaska Airline Miles - Michelle M. Cavadini, Blaine, WA

 

Congratulations, and thank you for your participation.

BBNC Education Foundation realizes $6.48 million from Rio Tinto donation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 13, 2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Greta Goto, Executive Director, BBNC Education Foundation

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BBNC Education Foundation realizes $6.48 million from Rio Tinto donation
-- Funds will support the Foundation’s shareholder scholarship programs --

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) Education Foundation completed a sale of all its shares of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. stock, a donation from Rio Tinto. The sale, completed on June 10, generated net proceeds of $6.48 million dollars which will be deposited into the Education Foundation’s endowment, reinvested consistent with the Foundation’s existing investment policy, and used to support its scholarship programs and develop a cultural heritage program.

BBNC Education Foundation Executive Director Greta Goto stated:

“Monetizing the gift of donated shares has increased the Foundation’s ability to meet its mission of supporting educational and cultural heritage opportunities for BBNC Shareholders. The proceeds will go toward scholarship programs to benefit BBNC Shareholders for generations to come and will also help fund the development of a cultural heritage program.

“In today’s world, occupations that require higher levels of education and training are growing and the costs to attend post-secondary training are increasing. With more and more shareholders applying for scholarship support to achieve their education goals, the Foundation is grateful for the generous and continued support from all its contributors who donate and invest in our scholarship programs.”

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The BBNC Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3), organized in the State of Alaska. Its mission is to support and encourage BBNC Shareholders to pursue educational opportunities and to promote and preserve cultural heritage. The BBNC Education Foundation scholarship programs include higher education and vocational training as well as short-term training to help BBNC shareholders achieve specialized certifications or training in order to enhance their employment or career opportunities.

Immediate Job Opportunity at Peak: Skilled Laborer

Bristol Bay Native Corporation subsidiary Peak Oilfield Service Company has an immediate need for a skilled laborer with strong skills in both plumbing and carpentry. This is a permanent position located in Prudhoe Bay, AK.

  • Extensive plumbing and carpentry skills
  • Self-starter with sufficient skill to be able to work without frequent supervision
  • Permanent position in Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Shift work, requires several consecutive weeks away from home on a recurring basis
  • Oilfield experience preferred but not required

Send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 907.263.7041.

BBNC Education Foundation receives sizeable donation as Rio Tinto withdraws from Pebble Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 7, 2014

CONTACTS:
Greta Goto, Executive Director, BBNC Education Foundation
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Jason Metrokin, President/CEO, Bristol Bay Native Corporation
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BBNC Education Foundation receives sizeable donation as Rio Tinto withdraws from Pebble Project

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation Executive Director Greta Goto is releasing the following statement concerning today’s announcement that Rio Tinto has elected to withdraw from the Pebble Project by donating its ownership stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals, to the BBNC Education Foundation and the Alaska Community Foundation:

“Rio Tinto’s gift will benefit organizations that serve the people and communities of Alaska. The gift is expected to increase the BBNC Education Foundation’s ability to meet its mission of supporting educational opportunities for BBNC Shareholders.”

BBNC President & CEO Jason Metrokin further comments:

“Rio Tinto deserves credit for its willingness to reconsider its position in the Pebble Project. This gift provides an example of what open discussion and relationship building between stakeholders with differing views can accomplish. However, BBNC’s opposition to the proposed Pebble mine has not changed.”

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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 for over 9,500 shareholders – the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

The BBNC Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3), organized in the State of Alaska. Its mission is to support and encourage BBNC Shareholders to pursue educational opportunities and to promote and preserve cultural heritage.