Dan Cheyette

Meet the Team: Dan Cheyette

In this segment of our continuing series Meet the Team, we meet and talk to Dan Cheyette. Dan is BBNC’s Associate General Counsel. Q:   Where are you from? I grew up in New York, a town called Manhasset on Long Island, about 30 minutes from Manhattan. It was a typical U.S. suburb. I was born [...]

BBNC Shareholders of the Year: Karen Evanoff (Student), Pete Abraham (Elder) and Fawn Silas (Citizen)

2014 BBNC Honorees

BBNC’s Honorees of 2014 were presented their awards at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held on October 4 in Anchorage. Nominations for Shareholders of the Year were received from individuals and organizations under the following criteria: BBNC Elder Award will recognize an Elder who has devoted his or her life toward the betterment of Alaska [...]

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Meet the Team: Carol Wren

As we continue our series of Meet the Team, we’d like to introduce Carol Wren, BBNC’s Shareholder Development Manager. Carol started working at BBNC in May and works one-on-one with BBNC’s shareholders, spouses and descendants, assisting with job placement, resume building, and a whole lot more. Here is what she had to say: Q:   Where [...]

Chinik Village Spotlight

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 [...]

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 [...]