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BBNC Partners with the Seattle Kraken

Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is proud to announce its partnership with the National Hockey League’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken. With this partnership, millions will be introduced to the wonders and cultures of Bristol Bay, and the BBNC community and hockey fans alike will have access to exciting opportunities. Bristol Bay will be prominently…Read More

2021 Shareholder of the Year Nominations

BBNC is accepting nominations for BBNC’s 2021 Shareholder of the Year awards! Please use the following criteria to nominate an Elder, citizen, student and/or shareholder-owned business that are deserving of these most prestigious honors. Nominations may be made by individuals or organizations. BBNC Elder of the Year Award will recognize a shareholder 65 years or…Read More

Youth Culture Kits Available!

In effort to continue promoting cultural opportunities for shareholders, BBNC is partnering with the Alaska Native Heritage Center and Bristol Bay 4H to provide school-aged youth Kindergarten – 12th grade with culture kits! For youth K-12 who live IN Bristol Bay: they will be receiving a culture kit through their school. For youth K-12 who…Read More

Path to Prosperity Supports Emerging and Existing Businesses in Bristol Bay Region

Path to Prosperity Supports Emerging and Existing Businesses in Bristol Bay Region An innovative business competition led by a Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) subsidiary has injected $100,000 in grants to Bristol Bay businesses who are supporting and growing the region’s economy. The Path to Prosperity competition—or P2P, as it’s called—is operated by the Bristol…Read More

ANCSA Education Foundations, Scholarships are Life-Changing

ANCSA Education Foundations, Scholarships are Life-Changing Recipients, in turn, pay it forward Music was always part of Ricky Lind’s home growing up in Dillingham. His parents, aunts and uncles held monthly Bible studies and hymnal songfests, called “singspirations,” between their homes. His dad and uncles played guitars and his mom and aunts sang. “My cousins and…Read More

Save the Date for the Neqa Derby

The Neqa Derby on the Nushagak River is scheduled to take place June 18-20, 2021. We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to safely gather for our signature fundraising event to benefit BBNCEF. The derby features three days of healthy competition on the Nushagak during king salmon season and is open to the…Read More

Bristol Bay Development Fund Congratulates Path to Prosperity Business Competition Awardees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2021 CONTACT Cindy Mittlestadt, Bristol Bay Development Fund Manager cmittlestadt@bbnc.net or (907) 301-0504 Bristol Bay Development Fund Congratulates Path to Prosperity Business Competition Awardees Competition supports Bristol Bay’s economy by boosting emerging businesses and entrepreneurs Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Development Fund (BBDF), a subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation…Read More

Training Without Walls Program Accepting Applications

Training Without Walls (TWOW) is BBNC’s management and leadership development program created to help develop and retain leaders with a commitment to the advancement of the Native community. TWOW is a two-year program consisting of two-day sessions held three times per year with monthly coaching meetings. Course topics include Session #1 – Ethics & Increasing…Read More

Aaron Burmeister Wins 2021 BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2021 Aaron Burmeister Wins 2021 BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award Anchorage, AK – Iditarod musher Aaron Burmeister received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Rohn checkpoint on the return route in the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Burmeister arrived in Rohn at approximately 4:26…Read More