Rick Baird

Meet the Team: Rick Baird

Joining the BBNC family in May 2013, Rick Baird brings a wide range of knowledge, experience and skills to the Human Resources department. Rick, a shareholder spouse, also teaches courses at Alaska Pacific University. We asked Rick some questions to get to know him a little better; here is what he had to say: Q:   Where are [...]

Grace Mulipola and Nellie Phillips helping Alaskans register to vote

Voter Registration Deadline: July 20!

Bristol Bay Native Corporation encourages each Alaskan to exercise his or her right to vote. Are you registered to vote? The deadline to register to vote, update your voter information, or change party affiliation in time for the August 19 primary election is July 20, 2014! BBNC Shareholders and employees Nellie Phillips and Grace Mulipola are trained [...]

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Village Spotlight: Nondalton

Our Village Spotlight this month features the village of Nondalton, located on the west shore of Six Mile Lake in the Lake and Peninsula Borough, roughly 200 miles southwest of Anchorage. The population in Nondalton was around 170 in 2012, and currently has about 120 BBNC shareholders that live there. Nondalton is a Tanaina Athabascan [...]

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Murkowski and Begich visit Bristol Bay

Last week, Bristol Bay residents had visits from both Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Mark Begich. On May 29 and 30, Murkowski held community meetings in Dillingham, Togiak and New Stuyahok. On May 31, Begich was in Dillingham to open the Democratic Party’s first campaign office in Bristol Bay. In Dillingham on May 29, over [...]


Village Spotlight: Togiak

  The Bristol Bay region is filled with 30 unique villages, spread across 40 million acres of beautiful land and water. Each village has a story to tell, and in this new blog series, we will feature each village in the region, highlighting some of the traditions each village has to share. Our first Village [...]

Katie John (photo courtesy of Chris Arend, Ahtna, Inc.)

Katie John Subsistence Case

Bristol Bay Native Corporation is pleased the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion earlier today declining to hear the State of Alaska’s appeal of the Katie John subsistence case. This is a victory for all Alaska Native people who have been fighting to preserve their subsistence hunting and fishing rights since Statehood. Today’s decision from [...]

Upcoming Deadline Reminders

Here are some key dates to keep in mind. Click on the title to find out more information. March 31 – Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Application Deadline April 4 at 5:00 p.m. – BBNC Education Foundation Higher Ed/Voc Ed Application Deadline (ALL materials must be RECEIVED by the Education Foundation by 5 p.m.) Questions? Contact [...]

Aliy Zirkle receiving BBNC's Fish First Award in Nome on March 16 from BBNC CEO Jason Metrokin.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation’s Fish First Award – Iditarod 2014

Update: As a Lead Dog Sponsor of the 2014 Iditarod, Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) presented the first ever BBNC Fish First Award to Aliy Zirkle, the first musher to reach the Galena checkpoint. BBNC’s Fish First award consists of 25 pounds of Bristol Bay salmon filets, $1,000, and a commemorative jacket and hat. To [...]

Nellie Phillips Blog

Meet the Team: Nellie Phillips

  Nellie Phillips is BBNC’s Records Supervisor. She is a shareholder that joined the BBNC team in July 2012 as a Legal Assistant. We asked Nellie a few questions, here is what she had to say: Q: Where are you from? I am from Anchorage, Alaska. My family is from Perryville, AK. Q: What do [...]


Bristol Bay region mourns passing of revered Elder Annie Cungauyar Blue

Annie Cungauyar Blue passed away peacefully at her home in Togiak on November 4, 2013, she was 97 years old. Born on February 21, 1916, in Qissagyaaq, a remote camp on the Togiak River in Bristol Bay, Alaska, Annie Blue was thoroughly educated in the traditional ways of Yup’ik life, learning from her Elders how [...]