Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) was formed in 1972 as the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act regional Alaska Native Corporation for the Bering Strait region, which encompasses the majority of Alaska’s Seward Peninsula and the coastal lands of eastern Norton Sound. This region is perhaps the most culturally diverse area in the state with three Native languages spoken: Siberian Yupik, Central Yup’ik, and Inupiaq. BSNC began with 6,333 original shareholders and owns and manages nearly two million acres of subsurface land selected by 17 village corporations.
BSNC is headquartered in Nome, Alaska. Regional operations include real estate management, development, tourism, construction, mining services and sales of rock and aggregate. BSNC also has an office in Anchorage, which oversees government contract work under SBA 8(a), HubZone and small business programs. Anchorage operations also include construction, support services and shareholder services.