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Alaskans Celebrate: EPA Right to Keep Bristol Bay Protections in Place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 26, 2018 Alaskans Celebrate: EPA Right to Keep Bristol Bay Protections in Place DILLINGHAM, AK— Alaska Governor Bill Walker, Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, and organizations representing the Alaska Native community and fishing industries made the following statements after the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would suspend withdrawal of the proposed…Read More

BBNCEF Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering with the BBNC Education Foundation? We have various opportunities to assist BBNCEF with our mission to encourage shareholders to pursue educational opportunities and pursue cultural heritage. If you might be interested in such volunteer service, please contact the BBNC Education Foundation for more information at (907) 278-3602 or by email…Read More

BBNC Urges Legislature to Review and Update Alaska Laws Protecting Salmon and Salmon Habitat

The Alaska legislature has not updated the state’s anadromous fish habitat protection laws (Title 16) since statehood. Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) understands there are ongoing  and parallel efforts both in the legislature and through other public processes to revise these laws. Without choosing sides regarding the merit of these efforts, BBNC agrees it is…Read More

Stay Up-To-Date on Pebble Happenings with Pebble Watch

Pebble Watch has rolled out a new look to its website, including a mobile version, giving readers more ways to learn about the latest Pebble mine news. Pebble Watch does not advocate for or against development of the proposed mine. It’s an unusual stance, but one that ensures all shareholders can get information they need…Read More

Public Input Needed on EPA Decision to Withdraw Pebble Mine Restrictions

October 17 is the deadline for public comments on EPA’s recent decision to withdraw its “Proposed Determination,” a document it published in July 2014 recommending restrictions on large-scale mining at the Pebble deposit. The EPA had studied the Bristol Bay watershed between 2011 and 2014, and concluded that developers couldn’t assure there would be no…Read More

Bristol Bay Partnership Forms Drug And Opioid Task Force

A partnership made up of the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, Bristol Bay Housing Authority, Bristol Bay Native Association, and Bristol Bay Native Corporation has formed the Bristol Bay Drug and Opioid Task Force to address the increasing presence of illicit drugs and drug use in Bristol Bay. The Task…Read More

Mitch Seavey wins the BBNC Fish First Award

Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey arrived in Kaltag at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, with 13 dogs. BBNC Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Torrison presented…Read More

Village Resource Specialists

Bristol Bay Native Corporation has three in-region Village Resource Specialists (VRS) available to assist shareholders with updating their shareholder records, filling out shareholder forms, preparing resumes, searching for education and training opportunities, and other assistance they may be in need of. Faith Andrew is our VRS based in New Stuyahok. She covers the villages of…Read More