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

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

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

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. .


RELEASE: BBNC Opposes Ballot Measure 2

October 10, 2014


Bristol Bay Native Corporation Opposes Ballot Measure 2

On Friday, October 3, the Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) Board of Directors voted to oppose Ballot Measure 2, the Alaska Marijuana Legalization measure, which will appear on the November 4 ballot in Alaska.

BBNC took opposition to the ballot measure after considering its possible impacts to Bristol Bay communities and the region’s youth. According to a 2014 study in the New England Journal of Medicine, marijuana use is associated with altered brain development, adverse educational outcomes, higher unemployment and greater dependency on social services.

“Our board decided to oppose Ballot Measure 2 in the best interest of our shareholders and communities,” said BBNC board chairman Joseph Chythlook. “BBNC and its subsidiaries promote drug-free workplaces and healthy communities in Bristol Bay.”

If passed, Ballot Measure 2 would allow people age 21 and older to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to six plants. It would also make the manufacture, sale and possession of marijuana paraphernalia legal.



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 9,700 shareholders – the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

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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Annual Meeting Prize Winners 2014

2014 Annual Meeting Prize Winners:

Douglas Shade, Karen R. Johnson, Ira Nickoli, Robin Christensen, Anthony Gregorio, Posen Alexie, Annie Larson, Billy Blue, Okalena Petla, Jami Postishek, Timothy Sergie, Jr., Michael Napouk, and Chris Anderson

2014 Early Bird Prize Winners:

Helene Sagmoen, Edgar Shangin, Tevon Krause, Alma Angasan, Annie Andrew, George Hansen, Julia Blue, Ralph Lincoln, Charles Wassily, Arline Franklin, Serena Christopher, Twila McKnight, and Annette Active

2014 Online Webcast Winners:

Elizabeth Norbert, Matthew Smith, and Aimee Belleque