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Meet the Team: Sara Peterson

Sara Peterson works in the legal department here at Bristol Bay Native Corporation as Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. In an interview with Sara, we learned about her educational and career paths that lead her to where she is today, who inspires her, and what her job duties consist of [...]


Six Word Story Contest

Bristol Bay Six Word Story Contest A lot can be said in only six words. An entire story told in just 5 seconds. In order to create a compelling story using only six words, text must be chosen carefully and intentionally, each word serving a purpose. Luckily, when you’re passionate about a theme, it’s easier [...]


BBNC Welcomes Four Shareholders to the Corporate Team

BBNC is pleased to welcome  four shareholders to our corporate team. We are happy to introduce Mishelle Johnson, Jacque Mills, Denise Coopchiak, and Russell Phelps. You may recognize Mishelle Johnson greeting you when visiting or calling the BBNC office—as Receptionist, she’s often the first person you’ll talk to at BBNC. Mishelle is a BBNC shareholder [...]

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2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Recap

Bristol Bay Native Corporation would like to thank all of the shareholders who participated in the annual meeting process in person or by proxy. We would also like to thank those who tuned in to the annual meeting webcast online, which will be available for shareholders to view online soon. The community of Naknek was [...]

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Meet the Candidate: Peter Andrew Jr.

Peter Andrew Jr. has served as a BBNC director since 2006. He serves as chair of the Finance Committee and sits on the Legal & Policy, Compensation, Government Services Operations, Executive, and Strategic Planning Committees. Along with serving as a BBNC director, Peter is president of the Nushagak Cooperative board of directors and serves on [...]

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Meet the Candidate: Jeffrey L. Elbie Jr.

Jeff Elbie Jr. is a lifelong commercial fisherman who began fishing at a very young age as a set netter then as a drift deckhand. In 2013, he obtained his own Bristol Bay Fisheries Drift Permit. When he isn’t commercial fishing, Jeff serves as a Senior Patrol Officer/Field Training Officer and Crime Scene Team Member [...]

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Meet the Candidate: Melvin C. Brown

Melvin Brown is a family man with a continuous yearning to enrich his Native way of life. He has grown up throughout Alaska attending school, making lifelong friends, commercial fishing, and spending quality time with his family and community. Melvin has served as a BBNC Director from 1984 to 1990 and from 2006 to present. [...]


Help #BristolBayFishFirst Go Viral!

Next week, President Obama will be visiting Alaska for the State Department-sponsored conference on the Arctic. While the focus of his trip will be on climate change, we want to be sure that a Fish First priority in Bristol Bay is still of great importance to his administration. President Obama has been a great ally [...]

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Meet the Candidate: Shawn Aspelund

You may recognize Shawn Aspelund from seeing him around Naknek, at a previous BBNC shareholder informational meeting, or even a local career fair. As Chair of Shareholder and Corporate Relations committee, Shawn gets to oversee a part of BBNC that he is very passionate about: shareholder relations and development. In some of his previous positions [...]

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Meet the Corporate Summer Interns

One of Bristol Bay Native Corporation’s goals is to promote improved employment and educational opportunities for BBNC shareholders. Our Shareholder Development department has placed 29 interns this summer throughout BBNC and its companies. During these internships, interns experience a professional work atmosphere, gain on-the-job experience, and have the opportunity to apply and acquire knowledge that [...]