Statement from Jason Metrokin regarding EPA’s decision to withdraw the Proposed Determination for Bristol Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2019 CONTACT Daniel Cheyette, Vice President, Land & Natural Resources (907) 278-3602 or Statement from Jason Metrokin regarding EPA’s decision to withdraw the Proposed Determination for Bristol Bay Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Metrokin released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s…Read More

BBNC Shareholders Voice Strong Opposition to Pebble Mine in Recent Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2019 Media Contact: Dan Cheyette, Vice President, Lands and Natural Resources (907) 278-3602 BBNC Shareholders Voice Strong Opposition to Pebble Mine in Recent Survey Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) shareholders oppose the proposed Pebble mine project by a margin of 76% to 15% according to the results…Read More

Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop participants

Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop Sets BBNC Shareholders Up for Small Business Success

A group of shareholders hoping to start their own businesses are one step closer to bringing their dreams of entrepreneurship to fruition, thanks to a workshop recently offered by BBNC and the Bristol Bay Development Fund (BBDF). The Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop was held April 16th and 17th at BBNC’s corporate office in Anchorage….Read More

Tuyuryaq Subsistence Project

When Aubrey Gosuk helped create the Tuyuryaq Subsistence Project, she wanted to increase youth involvement in outdoor subsistence activities and create a positive environment in Togiak. In her role with the Traditional Council of Togiak, she hoped to empower the youth, build their leadership skills and bring them closer to their cultural traditions. During the…Read More

Short-Term Vocational Education Scholarship Program

BBNCEF makes awards for the Short-term Vocational Education Program (STVE) throughout the year. Please help us recognize the awardees from January to mid of May 2019: Holly Adams, Carl Balluta, Kenneth Blunka, Cody Brandal, Crystal Bruan, Corey Bunnell, Annette Caruso, Adrianne Christensen, Wade Church, Xytellarayanna Freeman, Joshua Frost, Michael Frost, Kristen George, Kelvin Goode, Sara…Read More

Congratulations 2019 Graduates!

2018-19 ADVANCED DEGREE GRADUATE Aspelund, Brianna Master of Social Work Groat, Bridget Doctorate in History Hahn, Celisa Doctorate of Physical Therapy Sale, Adrienne Master’s in Special Education Selanoff, Jayme Master of Business Administration (MBA) Shanigan, Terrence Master of Business Administration (MBA) Twigg, Sarah Master’s in Speech Pathology 2018-19 HE/VE GRADUATES Coopchiak, Kaila Associate of Arts…Read More

BBNC Education Foundation Board Recruitment

One BBNC Education Foundation board seat will be filled in October 2019. Service on the board is non-paid/voluntary service. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume that outlines your education, work history, community involvement and nonprofit or other relevant experience that may be beneficial to the Foundation. Letters and resumes must be…Read More

BBNCEF Fall Raffle 2019

Once again, BBNCEF will host its annual Fall Raffle drawing. Last year, we raised more than $35,000 through this community effort. Tickets will be on sale at the BBNC informational meetings, as well as through community volunteers. Winners will be drawn at the BBNC Annual Meeting of Shareholders on October 5 in Anchorage. Stay tuned…Read More

Letter from the BBNC Education Foundation Executive Director

Camai, Congratulations to the class of 2019! On behalf of BBNC Education Foundation, I congratulate each scholar for their awesome achievement, and thank the many caring adults, teachers, families and communities that contributed to the success of these students. We applaud you! We’re also excited to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 Higher Education/Long-Term Vocational…Read More

Defense Health Agency Contract Receives High Praise from Division Chief

The CarePoint Health Application Suite (CHAS) team has been an innovator for the Department of Defense (DoD) for well over a decade and the team keeps pushing the envelope for our Armed Service Members. They’re charged with creating Government Software for various health care related items used in the Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) around the…Read More