Tag: Village Spotlight

Alaskans, Consider a Gift through Pick.Click.Give

We encourage you to consider a gift to benefit Bristol Bay! The time is approaching for Alaskans to apply for their Permanent Fund dividends and decide if they want to direct any of that money to one of the 600+ charities that receive support through Pick.Click.Give. Last year, Alaskans gave more than $2.7M to support…Read More

Cultural Heritage Grantee Spotlight

In 2017, BBNC Education Foundation awarded funding to promote, preserve, and celebrate Alaska Native cultural heritage. The Twin Hills Village Council received a $3,000 grant to support a youth culture camp during which local community members shared how their ancestors used the land and local resources on the Togiak River. Students and community members were…Read More

Season of Giving Winter 2017

Cama’i, It’s the season of giving and gratitude and we have much to celebrate at the BBNC Education Foundation. In November, the BBNC Education Foundation board of directors, partners, and donors gathered to express our thanks to Education Foundation Board Member Jerry “Callmak” Liboff, who retired after 26 years of service on the Board. Jerry…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

$25,000 Donation to Marrulut Eniit Assisted Living

Marrulut Eniit Assisted Living, or Gramma’s House, says, “Quyana!” to Bristol Bay Native Corporation for the generous donation of $25,000. The donation, along with a state grant, will increases their income toward sustainability. As they work toward that goal, they have three Medicaid waivers that provide the facility with $221.60 daily, per person. Three more…Read More

BBNC Opens Shareholder Welcome Center

In October, BBNC opened its new Shareholder Welcome Center on the first floor of the Bristol Bay Building in Anchorage. The new space houses training rooms, shareholder workstations, and meeting rooms. BBNC’s Shareholder & Corporate Relations, Shareholder Development, and Human Resources departments are now stationed downstairs, along with the BBNC Education Foundation.

Village of Igiugig Embraces Community-Wide Native Foods Challenge

It’s no secret that part of living a healthy life is to eat food that is good for you. And we all know how hard it can be to stick to a diet without anything sugar-coated or deep-fried – the temptations are everywhere and are sometimes unavoidable. This fall, villagers of Igiugig in Southwest Alaska…Read More

Letter from the President, Winter 2017

It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the close of another year and looking ahead to what 2018 has in store. The arrival of a new year is a time for reflection. At BBNC, we like to take pause and think about how we’re doing as a corporation. Are we doing right by our shareholders, employees,…Read More

Village Spotlight: Koliganek

For our ‘Village Spotlight’ segment we are featuring Koliganek, also known as “Qalirneq” in Yup’ik, which means “last or upper village.” Koliganek has roughly 212 residents and is 65 miles northeast of Dillingham on the left bank of the Nushagak River that flows into Bristol Bay. You can travel to Koliganek by taking regular or…Read More

Village Spotlight: The Chigniks

This month’s Village Spotlight features the three Chignik communities, located approximately 400 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Pacific Ocean side of the Alaska Peninsula, about 200 miles past Kodiak Island before reaching the Aleutian Islands. The villages of Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, and Chignik Lake are closely intertwined, not only in proximity to each other…Read More