Category: Regional

Village Spotlight: Koliganek

For our ‘Village Spotlight’ segment we are featuring Koliganek, also known as “Qalirneq” in Yup’ik, which means “last or upper village.” Koliganek has roughly 212 residents and is 65 miles northeast of Dillingham on the left bank of the Nushagak River that flows into Bristol Bay. You can travel to Koliganek by taking regular or…Read More

Village Spotlight: The Chigniks

This month’s Village Spotlight features the three Chignik communities, located approximately 400 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Pacific Ocean side of the Alaska Peninsula, about 200 miles past Kodiak Island before reaching the Aleutian Islands. The villages of Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, and Chignik Lake are closely intertwined, not only in proximity to each other…Read More

Village Spotlight: Nondalton

Our Village Spotlight this month features the village of Nondalton, located on the west shore of Six Mile Lake in the Lake and Peninsula Borough, roughly 200 miles southwest of Anchorage. The population in Nondalton was around 170 in 2012, and currently has about 120 BBNC shareholders that live there. Nondalton is a Tanaina Athabascan…Read More

Village Spotlight: Togiak

The Bristol Bay region is filled with 30 unique villages, spread across 40 million acres of beautiful land and water. Each village has a story to tell, and in this new blog series, we will feature each village in the region, highlighting some of the traditions each village has to share. Our first Village Spotlight…Read More