Category: Corporate

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 in Bristol Bay. Something about the lengthening days instills a sense of optimism and momentum. Every year at this time I appreciate this opportunity to…Read More

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 Board. Each year, four positions on the BBNC Board of Directors are up for election. This year ten BBNC shareholders submitted complete applications. The BBNC…Read More

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Announces Intent to Purchase Katmailand, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2016 Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is pleased to announce our intent to purchase Katmailand, Inc. (Katmailand) and its associated assets and operations located in Anchorage and King Salmon, Alaska, as well as within Katmai National Park. BBNC anticipates acquisitions will be completed on May 31, 2016….Read More

Connecting Alaska Natives to Opportunity

Growing up in the village of Togiak in southwest Alaska, BBNC shareholder Arlen Ayojiak knew the isolation that so many rural young people feel. As much as Ayojiak cherished his village life, he hungered for connection to the larger world, which the World Wide Web—then in its infancy—provided. A natural at technology, he began building…Read More

Patrick Patterson Leading BBNC Shared Services Companies

BBNC is excited to announce that shareholder Patrick Patterson, who grew up in Naknek, was recently appointed as President and CEO of BBNC subsidiary Bristol Bay Resource Solutions (BBRS). Patrick has worked within the BBNC family for 15 years, serving as President and CEO of BBNC subsidiary Business Resource Solutions (BRS) in Huntsville, Alabama for…Read More

New BBNC Corporate Donation Process

Bristol Bay Native Corporation donates to a number of initiatives throughout the year. We focus on programs or events that provide benefit to as many shareholders and descendants as possible, and to those efforts that enhance our Native way of life. BBNC supports four areas: Arts and Culture: the celebration, preservation and protection of Alaska…Read More

Mitch Seavey wins the BBNC Fish First Award

Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey arrived in Kaltag at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, with 13 dogs. BBNC Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Torrison presented…Read More

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 education and training opportunities, and other assistance they may be in need of. Faith Andrew is our VRS based in New Stuyahok. She covers the villages of…Read More

Letter from the President, Spring 2016

“If you hire good people and treat them well, they’ll do good things for you.” That’s a quote by our former chairman of the board Harvey Samuelsen. Our current chair, Joseph Chythlook, repeats it at every meeting and it’s become a mantra, an integral part of BBNC’s corporate culture. Equally important is having clear vision…Read More

BBDF invests in Belleque Family Farm

For Immediate Release: Jan. 12, 2016 The Bristol Bay Development Fund (BBDF), a subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, is pleased to announce its fourth investment in a Bristol Bay-based business, Belleque Family Farm (BFF) in Dillingham. BFF is owned by BBNC shareholder Johanna Belleque of Dillingham, Alaska, and her husband Kyle. Belleque Family Farm…Read More