Category: Press Release

BBNC to acquire Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2018 CONTACT Nancy Schierhorn, BBNC Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer (907) 278-3602 or nschierhorn@bbnc.net Bristol Bay Native Corporation to acquire Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is pleased to announce it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. (ERS),headquartered in…Read More

Bristol Bay Native Corporation and Choggiung Ltd. announce groundbreaking partnership

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2018 CONTACT Carmell Engebretson, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Communications Manager 907-278-3602 or cengebretson@bbnc.net Cameron Poindexter, Choggiung Ltd., President and Chief Executive Officer 907-843-2688 or cameron@choggiung.com Bristol Bay Native Corporation and Choggiung Ltd. announce groundbreaking partnership  Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), an Alaska Native regional corporation, and Choggiung Ltd. (Choggiung),…Read More

First Quantum Makes the Right Decision to Exit Pebble Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 CONTACT Dan Cheyette, Vice President, Lands & Natural Resources dcheyette@bbnc.net or (907) 278-3602 BBNC: First Quantum makes the right decision to exit Pebble project Pebble Mine would risk billions in economic impact and 20,000 American jobs. Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) praised First Quantum Minerals (FM)…Read More

Nicolas Petit first into Kaltag, wins Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award

Anchorage, Alaska – Rookie Iditarod XLVI musher Nicholas Petit, bib# 46 of Girdwood, Alaska is the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint at 7:45 p.m. with 14 dogs in harness. Michelle Fletcher, human resources manager for Bristol Bay Native Corporation, awarded Nicolas with the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award, which includes a certificate…Read More

BBNCEF Welcomes New Program Officer

Ricardo Lopez has joined the BBNCEF staff as its program officer for the Cultural Heritage portfolio. Ricardo brings 15 years of knowledge and experience gained in the field of Alaska philanthropy. Before joining BBNCEF, Ricardo served as a Program Associate for the Rasmuson Foundation and as a Program Officer for The CIRI Foundation, The Alaska…Read More

Alaskans, Consider a Gift through Pick.Click.Give

We encourage you to consider a gift to benefit Bristol Bay! The time is approaching for Alaskans to apply for their Permanent Fund dividends and decide if they want to direct any of that money to one of the 600+ charities that receive support through Pick.Click.Give. Last year, Alaskans gave more than $2.7M to support…Read More

Cultural Heritage Grantee Spotlight

In 2017, BBNC Education Foundation awarded funding to promote, preserve, and celebrate Alaska Native cultural heritage. The Twin Hills Village Council received a $3,000 grant to support a youth culture camp during which local community members shared how their ancestors used the land and local resources on the Togiak River. Students and community members were…Read More

Short-term Vocational Education Scholarship Program

BBNCEF makes awards for the Short- term Vocational Education Program (STVE) throughout the year. Congratulations to STVE Scholarship Awardees mid-August to mid- November: Robert Nanalook, Jr., Robert Philips, Martha Anelon, Elisabeth Fischer, Shiann Nanalook, Marina Shangin, Thomas Tinker Jr., Jordan Fischer, Mark Carty, William Young, Jada Nukwak, Matlua Christensen, Antoinette Gregorio, Christopher Kalmakoff, Nicole Luke,…Read More

Attention Students and Potential Applicants

If you received a 2017-18 Higher Education/Vocational Education (HE/VE) Scholarship, please remember to order your official paper transcripts and have them sent to the BBNCEF office at 111 West 16th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 as soon as your fall/winter grades are posted. This will help expedite the spring disbursements and help minimize the possibility of…Read More

BBNCEF Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering with the BBNC Education Foundation? We have various opportunities to assist BBNCEF with our mission to encourage shareholders to pursue educational opportunities and pursue cultural heritage. If you might be interested in such volunteer service, please contact the BBNC Education Foundation for more information at (907) 278-3602 or by email…Read More