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Notice to Shareholders: BBNC’s opposition to the proposed Pebble mine has not waivered

Dear Shareholders, Those of you who live in Alaska likely received a glossy brochure from the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) recently, touting its Pebble mine proposal and its commitment to pursue “a new path forward.” You may have also read or heard that the Alaska Peninsula Corporation (APC) signed an access agreement with PLP to grant…Read More

First Quantum Makes the Right Decision to Exit Pebble Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 CONTACT Dan Cheyette, Vice President, Lands & Natural Resources dcheyette@bbnc.net or (907) 278-3602 BBNC: First Quantum makes the right decision to exit Pebble project Pebble Mine would risk billions in economic impact and 20,000 American jobs. Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) praised First Quantum Minerals (FM)…Read More

BBNC: Pebble is Still the Wrong Mine in the Wrong Place

BBNC Board reiterates opposition to the Pebble Mine after meeting with the leadership of the Pebble Limited Partnership While remaining steadfastly opposed to the proposed Pebble mine, Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) has maintained an open dialogue with the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP). That dialogue continued this week as BBNC’s Board of Directors met with…Read More

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