RELEASE: Statement from Metrokin regarding Rio Tinto's 'Strategic Review' of its Northern Dynasty shares
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2013
FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Statement from President & CEO Jason Metrokin
regarding Rio Tinto’s ‘Strategic Review’ of its Northern Dynasty shares:
Rio Tinto’s announcement today that it has decided to take another look at the Pebble investment is timely, appropriate and encouraging, and it reflects well on Rio Tinto’s leadership, whom we have come to know as thoughtful and responsive.
We are confident that anyone who thoroughly reviews the proposed Pebble mine investment will come to see it as do the majority of the people in Bristol Bay: a risk to the region’s land, people and cultures. The risks far outweigh the potential benefits.
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 9,400 shareholders – the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.
2014 Internship Opportunities
BBNC offers job and training opportunities in Alaska and the Lower 48 in a wide variety of areas, including accounting, construction, information technology, engineering and techinical services, and many more.
BBNC shareholders, spouses and descendants are encouraged to apply.
Click here to view the BBNC Internship flyer.
Click here to open the BBNC Internship Application.
If you have any questions, please contact BBNC at (907) 278-3602.
Job Opportunities at Peak
Bristol Bay Native Corporation recently acquired Peak Oilfield Service Company. You can read about the acquisition by clicking here.
With the ice road season approaching, Peak is accepting applications for roughly 100 job openings. Shareholders are highly encouraged to submit their applications. To do so, visit Peak's website at www.peakalaska.com/jobs.html.
2013 Village Leadership Workshop & BBNC Christmas Party
The 36th Annual Village Leadership Workshop will be held on December 5 and 6 at the Hilton Anchorage and is open to Village Corporation and Village Council leadership.
The Hilton Anchorage is offering a special rate of $89 + tax. To reserve, click here and enter the group code BBNC, or call (800) 445-8667.
Register for the VLW by November 29 to be entered into a drawing to win $250. Registering online is quick and easy! Click here to get started.
BBNC Christmas Party
The BBNC Christmas Party will be held on December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anchorage. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased in advance electronically using the online registration site by clicking here, or you may send payment to Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Attn: Andria Agli, 111 W. 16th Avenue, Suite 400, Anchorage, AK 99501. Limited tickets are available.
Tickets that are purchased online can be picked up at the BBNC office, at VLW, or will be available at the doors the night of the party.
If you have questions, please call BBNC at (800) 426-3602 or (907) 278-3602.
BBNC Seeking Shareholders for On-Call Temporary Work
If you have any questions, please call BBNC at 907.278.3602.