Category: Regional

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

BBNC: Pebble is Still the Wrong Mine in the Wrong Place

BBNC Board reiterates opposition to the Pebble Mine after meeting with the leadership of the Pebble Limited Partnership While remaining steadfastly opposed to the proposed Pebble mine, Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) has maintained an open dialogue with the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP). That dialogue continued this week as BBNC’s Board of Directors met with…Read More

Plan Ahead for Summer Culture Camps!

Is your organization based in the Bristol Bay region? Are you planning culture camp activities for this summer? Now is the time to be thinking about submitting a proposal for the BBNCEF Cultural Heritage Grant Program. The Cultural Heritage Grant program starts its rolling application deadline in 2018. Your proposal can be submitted throughout the…Read More

Local Business Offers Students Early Opportunities

More than just a convenience store and gas station, the Bristol Express serves a vital role in Dillingham’s close-knit community. Purchased by BBNC as part of a more extensive acquisition in 2015, the store provides shareholders with job opportunities. It’s a place where students find their first jobs, learn valuable skills, and adults like Manager…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