BBNC Welcomes New Shareholder Employees

As BBNC’s corporate office continues to grow, we are happy to welcome two new shareholder employees to our staff! We are excited to welcome Casey Sifsof and Sonya Stewart to BBNC, who both started in their new roles this month. BBNC shareholder Casey Sifsof was born and raised in Dillingham and recently joined the BBNC [...]

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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 [...]


BBNC Shareholder Dividend Information

On Friday, May 29, 2015, the BBNC Board of Directors declared a June 2015 dividend of $8.10 per share. If you have 100 shares, this means you will receive $810.00. The June dividend will be paid on Friday, June 5, 2015. On this date, shareholders who receive direct deposit will see dividends posted to their [...]

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Meet the Team: Ryan York

Continuing our series of Meet the Team Q&As, we learn a little about Ryan York. Ryan is BBNC’s Vice President of Finance. Q:   Where are you from? I was born and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I came to Alaska to hunt and fish, and my wife and I decided to move here only a [...]

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Meet the Team: Angela Peacock

In this segment of BBNC’s Meet the Team Q&As, we get to learn more about Angela Peacock, the Program Manager for the BBNC Education Foundation. Q:   Where are you from? I grew up in Bristol Bay, living in Twin Hills, Aleknagik, Togiak, Manokotak and Dillingham. I graduated in Eagle River at Chugiak High School. Q:   What [...]

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Remembering Harvey Samuelsen

With President Obama’s recent decision to withdraw Bristol Bay’s North Aleutian Basin from consideration for future oil and gas leases, Bristol Bay Native Corporation remembers one of our founding leaders, the late Harold ‘Harvey’ Samuelsen, who spent his life advocating on behalf of Bristol Bay’s people and its fisheries. Please read about Harvey below from [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]