2019 Bristol Bay Leadership Forum & Bristol Bay Youth Leadership Forum

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BBNC invites Bristol Bay village corporations, village and city councils, and boroughs to the 2019 Bristol Bay Leadership Forum (BBLF) on December 5 and 6, 2019, in at the Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

The event will feature speakers and workshops focused on current issues that are important to the Bristol Bay region. We welcome your suggestions for topics at the forum. The agenda will be posted here once finalized. Online registration deadline is Monday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. If you’d like to register, click the orange button below. If you’d like to register a group, click here and fax the form to (907) 265-7803.


Special Hotel Rate: Hilton Hotel is offering rooms at a special rate for attendees at $139.99+tax. Call 1-800-HILTONS or 907-272-7411 and ask for the BBNC Special Rate Code: BBNC19
Special Airfare Rates: Dena’ina Air Taxi is offering a discounted round trip airfare for $560.00 per seat from Koliganek, New Stuyahok, Ekwok, Levelock and Igiugig.
Special Airfare Rate: RAVN Air Group is offering 20% off discounted airfare for attendees traveling from Dillingham and King Salmon. Valid travel dates: December 3-8, 2019. Only available when booking online thru their website, use Promo Code: BBNC2019

Shareholders interested in selling Native arts and crafts should contact Sonya Stewart at (907) 278- 3602 or (800) 426-3602 by November 26, 2019, to reserve a table.

Additionally, BBNC will hold its annual Christmas party the evening of December 6 at the Egan Center. Party tickets will be available online on November 15.


The 2019 Bristol Bay Youth Leadership Forum will be held Dec. 4-6, in conjunction with the Bristol Bay Leadership Forum. December 3 and 7 will be travel days. Students in grades 9-12 from Southwest Region School District, Lake and Peninsula School District, Bristol Bay Borough School District and Dillingham City School District are all eligible to apply.

Here is the cover letter with more information, the student application, and the required application reference form!

The Bristol Bay Youth Leadership Forum provides opportunities for students to engage in cultural activities and presentations that focus on community initiatives, participate in dialogues regarding current issues impacting Native communities, and gain exposure to Alaska Native leaders from around the state. Participants will receive one college credit, and travel expenses will be covered for students selected to participate.

Please send completed application packets to the UTBB office by fax at: 907-842-1853 or scan and email to UTBB Community Engagement Director, Delores Larson at Deadline to apply is Friday, October 25, 2019.