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Quyana Corner

QUYANA (THANK YOU), DONORS AND CONTRIBUTORS FOR GIVING! You can donate to BBNCEF online by going to www.bbncef.org and selecting DONATE. You can make a single gift, or sign up for a recurring donation. These generous gifts make it possible for BBNC shareholder students to reach and attain their education and training goals. In each…Read More

Congratulations 2019 STVE Awardees!

From November 2019 to January 2020: Philip Andrew Sr. Sabre Askoak Jason Bennis Jordan Comfort Camille Cruz Holly Dubose Aaron Edenshaw Brekin Gosuk Kici Gosuk Wyatt Harshfield Casey Kalmakoff Jayden Mayer John Mincher Donnie Mincher Jr. Kyle Nelson Helen Nelson Trevor O’Hara Matthew Olsen Oscar Olsen Jonana Orloff Steve Phillips Joshua Seidl Dennis Shangin Alexander…Read More

Recipe Corner: Egamaarrluk (Half Dried Bone King Meat)

Ingredients: King salmon Cabbage or cuassaaq’s (beach greens) Instructions: 1. Fillet King salmon. 2. Take the top portion of the backbone and hang dry in smokehouse or smoker (if desired, smoke for additional flavor). You can also substitute the backbone with King salmon bellies. 3. When meat is half dried, bring a pot of water…Read More

Alaska Native Veteran Allotment Act

In the fall of 2020, Alaska Native veterans who served in the Vietnam war (any service between August 5, 1964 and December 31, 1971) who did not receive a Native Allotment will be eligible to apply for allotments (2.5-160 acres) under new legislation passed by Congress. The heirs of deceased Alaska Native veterans will also…Read More

Recipe Corner: Salted Fish Heads

Ingredients: Salmon fish heads (King or red salmon) Rock salt Cold water Large bucket Instructions: 1. Thoroughly clean and cut the fish heads – remove the gills. 2. Cut fish heads in half, washing thoroughly to remove all the blood and let soak in cold freshwater for one hour. 3. Layer the bottom of the…Read More

Short-Term Vocational Education Scholarship Program

BBNCEF makes awards for the Short-term Vocational Education Program (STVE) throughout the year. Are you considering an application? STVE scholarships up to a maximum of $1,000 are awarded to shareholders for short-term vocational/ certification training programs that enhances opportunities for employment or promotion. For complete program eligibility requirements and application, visit www.bbncef.org. Applications may also…Read More

Under the Surface: Development of In-Region Gravel and Rock Resources

Good quality rock, gravel and sand are essential for the proper construction of airports, roads, building pads, landfills, bridges and embankments. BBNC, in conjunction with village corporation surface owners, developed these resources as part of its commitment to use its ANCSA lands for the benefit of shareholders. Snake Lake Quarry, just 17 miles northwest of…Read More

Indigenous Language Institute Symposium

Atkiq (Michelle Snyder) and Mall’u (Francisca Demoski) attended the 10th Annual Indigenous Language Institute Symposium (ILI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The conference showcased second language learners who dedicate themselves to achieving speaking proficiency and eventual fluency in their Native languages. ILI invited learners to share what motivated them to learn their heritage language, and…Read More