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 [...]

BBNC Prism Award 2013

BBNC named Corporate Marketer of the Year

On Thursday, October 24, 2013, The American Marketing Association (AMA) Alaska Chapter awarded Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) the Prism Award for Corporate Marketer of the Year. The Corporate Marketer of the Year award is given to a nominated business or organization that embraces and practices marketing excellence and supports the marketing field. This is the second year [...]

Capture Kindness

Capturing Kindness Project

We know that good deeds happen throughout the Bristol Bay region on a regular basis, but when Dillingham resident Patty Luckhurst posted a picture from the Fish for Kids program to our Facebook page, and we were notified of Fred Anderson’s volunteer work to organize the Fisherman’s Send Off and potluck in Naknek this summer, we were [...]

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Meet the Team: Faith Andrew

Faith Andrew is BBNC’s Village Resource Specialist based in New Stuyahok. Faith started her position earlier this year and has been a huge asset to the BBNC team and to our shareholders living in the region. We asked Faith a few questions, here is what she had to say: Q: Where are you from? I [...]

Greta L. Goto

BBNC Education Foundation announces new executive director

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation board has announced the hire of BBNC shareholder Greta L. Goto to fill the position of executive director. After over 13 years, executive director Luanne Pelagio is retiring this fall. Goto will begin her new position on September 9 and will work alongside Pelagio during a transition period. [...]

Apayo mural

BBNC shareholder Apayo Moore paints first mural in Anchorage

In July, Dillingham artist and BBNC shareholder Apayo Moore finished painting her first mural in Anchorage, an 8×100-foot mural at the new Covenant House, commissioned by Bristol Bay Native Corporation. The Covenant House opened the doors to it’s new teen shelter earlier this month. The mural features some of Apayo’s favorite subjects, including beluga and [...]