RELEASE: Statement from Metrokin regarding Rio Tinto's 'Strategic Review' of its Northern Dynasty shares

December 23, 2013

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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.

BBNC Shareholder Census Results

BBNC will soon be mailing a newsletter to shareholders that summarizes the findings from the BBNC Shareholder Census conducted earlier this year. We thank everyone that participated and turned in a census.

BBNC is putting together a shareholder advisory committee to help analyze the data received from the census, and will create a shareholder survey about descendant enrollment that will be mailed to all shareholders this winter.

View a short video summarizing information received from the shareholder census by clicking here.

BBNC Seeking Shareholders for On-Call Temporary Work

Bristol Bay Native Corporation is looking for shareholders interested in temporary administrative work on an on-call basis for our Anchorage-based companies. If interested, please submit a letter of interest that includes your regular availability and your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you have any questions, please call BBNC at 907.278.3602.

2013 AFN Convention

** Please note that the dates for AFN published in the 2013 BBNC calendar are not correct **

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention will be held October 24-26, 2013, at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. AFN will be preceded by the Elders and Youth Conference, presented by First Alaskans Institute, October 21-23. The AFN Convention features a Native arts and crafts fair, Quyana Alaska Performances, and the AFN Banquet, in addition to the regular agenda.

For more information, visit and

Save the Date!
BBNC will host a shareholder reception during AFN on Thursday, October 24, tentatively from 5-7 p.m. at the Westmark Hotel Fairbanks (813 Noble St., Fairbanks, AK 99701). We hope to see you there!