BBNCEF Higher Education Scholarship

BBNCEF extended the Higher Education and Long-term Vocational Scholarship Program deadline to May 15, 2020. After the Scholarship Committee meets, BBNCEF will contact students regarding scholarship awards. If you need to reach a staff member regarding the Scholarship Program, you can contact Angela Peacock at or (907) 265-7856.

BBNCEF Welcomes New Program Assistant

Megan Johnson, Yup’ik, has joined the BBNCEF staff as its program assistant to support both scholarship and cultural heritage programs. She was born and raised in Anchorage, and has family ties in Dillingham. Megan graduated with a bachelor’s in economics with a minor in business administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2019. Megan…Read More

Congrats 2020 STVE Scholarship Awardees!

From January to March 2020: Ivory Adajar Travis Hobson Laura Lemons (pictured on the left) Kaylyn Mitchell Tyler Ravelo Kimberly Savo Alexander Tallekpalek Financial resources to support short-term vocational training (STVE) opportunities are now available through the BBNC Shareholder Development Department. Designed to assist shareholders, descendants, and spouses to gain, maintain or advance in employment,…Read More

Coping with COVID-19

BBNC’s subsidiary STS Solutions and Training, LLC provides approximately 140 Health Promotion Technicians and Health Educators to a variety of Army Wellness Centers around the world. Below is information excerpted from a flyer that Ft. Carson Army Wellness Center in Colorado published and delivered to promote positivity during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on…Read More

2020 Shareholder of the Year Nominations

BBNC is accepting nominations for BBNC’s 2020 Shareholder of the Year awards! The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please use the following criteria to nominate an Elder, citizen, student and/or the newly created category, shareholder-owned business that are deserving of these most prestigious honors. Nominations may be…Read More

BBNC 2019 Tax Information

Bristol Bay Settlement Trust Distributions: The Settlement Trust distribution benefits paid in 2019 are not taxable and have not been reported on Form 1099. Therefore, no 1099 tax forms have been sent to shareholders. Quarterly Elder Settlement Trust Distributions: The Bristol Bay Elders Trust distributions received in 2019 are not taxable and have not been…Read More

Latest Pebble Project Changes Confirm a Fundamentally Broken Permitting Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2020 CONTACT Daniel Cheyette, Vice President, Lands & Natural Resources (907) 278-3602 or Latest Pebble Project Changes Confirm a Fundamentally Broken Permitting Process Pebble’s new preferred transportation corridor would cross BBNC surface and subsurface lands north of Lake Iliamna Anchorage, AK – On a media call earlier today, the…Read More

Latest expert comments confirm Pebble still poses unacceptable, adverse impacts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2020 Contact: Charles Fedullo, (907) 388-8055 Latest expert comments confirm Pebble still poses unacceptable, adverse impacts Expert input suggests 404 permit must be denied Anchorage, AK – The Preliminary Final Environmental Impact Statement (Preliminary Final EIS) for the proposed Pebble mine does not address many of the deficiencies identified…Read More

BBNC Is Looking For Artists and Language Teachers!

BBNC is looking for Alutiiq, Dena’ina and Yup’ik artists and language teachers in the Bristol Bay region! For artists interested in teaching and promoting our cultural heritage, please fill out the Cultural Artist Directory. For language teachers interested in supporting indigenous language revitalization efforts, please fill out the Language Teacher Directory. For any questions or…Read More