Category: Regional

New Mobile App Aims to Promote Indigenous Bristol Bay Place Names

The newly-launched Bristol Bay Online! mobile app is aiming to increase accessibility of Native place names throughout the Bristol Bay region. Sponsored by the Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) Land Department, the resource was designed as part of its ongoing mission to collect, preserve, and promote place names rooted in the region’s Alaska Native cultures….Read More

2022 Bristol Bay Leadership Roundtable

BBNC invites Bristol Bay village corporations, village and city councils, and boroughs to the 2022 Bristol Bay Leadership Roundtable on April 27-28, 2022! The event will feature speakers and workshops focused on current issues and important to the Bristol Bay region. Attendees will have the option to join the sessions in-person on the second floor…Read More

Bristol Bay Native Corporation welcomes Alaska District’s decision to deny Pebble permit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2020  Media Contact: Daniel Cheyette, Vice President, Lands & Natural Resources (907) 355-4439, dcheyette@bbnc.net Bristol Bay Native Corporation welcomes Alaska District’s decision to deny Pebble permit Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) President and CEO Jason Metrokin made the following statement today in reaction to the Army Corps…Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

This notice is current as of April 15, 2020 We appreciate all the input we’ve received via social media, email and phone calls regarding COVID-19. This is a unique and challenging time for everyone—shareholders, businesses and local governments alike. COVID-19 is undoubtedly having an impact on BBNC and other businesses across Alaska and throughout the…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

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

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

BBNC Urges Legislature to Review and Update Alaska Laws Protecting Salmon and Salmon Habitat

The Alaska legislature has not updated the state’s anadromous fish habitat protection laws (Title 16) since statehood. Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) understands there are ongoing  and parallel efforts both in the legislature and through other public processes to revise these laws. Without choosing sides regarding the merit of these efforts, BBNC agrees it is…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