Our Corporation


“Land is the gift of our ancestors and the guarantee of our right to continue our subsistence lifestyle. Land is the heart of our culture. Without land, we are nothing.”

– Harvey Samuelsen 1926 – 2004

BBNC came into being as a for-profit corporation after the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was signed into law in 1971. BBNC’s founders leveraged their reverence for the land and culture of the Bristol Bay region to create a diversified enterprise that, once it began, has never stopped contributing to Alaska’s economy.


Village Resource Specialists

Bristol Bay Native Corporation has three in-region Village Resource Specialists (VRS) available to assist shareholders with updating their shareholder records, filling out shareholder forms, preparing resumes, searching for…Read More

Corporate News

2016 BBNC Board Slate Selected

The BBNC Nominating Committee (Melvin C. Brown, Karl Hill, and Russell Nelson) reviewed all BBNC Board of Director applications, conducted interviews and made recommendations for four seats to the full…Read More


Letter from the President, Summer 2016

The summer months are upon us at last. The days are getting longer, temperatures are warming, and many of you are busily preparing for the subsistence activities that define summertime…Read More

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Upcoming Events

  1. September 2, 2016

    BBNC Dividend Distribution

    BBNC shareholder dividend and Elder distribution.

  2. September 5, 2016

    Labor Day: BBNC office closed

    BBNC will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Wishing everyone a relaxing and safe…Read More

  3. September 7, 2016

    Early Bird Deadline

    For BBNC shareholders to be eligible for early bird cash prizes, their proxy must be…Read More