Category Archives: Shareholder News

BSNC Announces 2018 Elder Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors has voted to declare a 2018 special Elder dividend distribution of $1,000, an increase of $250 more than the 2017 special Elder distribution. This special distribution will be paid to original BSNC shareholders who are 65 years of age or older on Nov. 5, 2018, the […]

BSNC Announces 2018 Shareholder Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors has declared a record-high dividend of $5.00 per share to be issued in December, an increase of $1.25 per share more than the 2017 shareholder dividend. The average BSNC shareholder who owns 100 shares of stock will receive $500. The total 2018 distribution will be approximately […]

Chinese Research Vessel Visits our Region

This Summer starting in mid-July, the Chinese icebreaking research vessel XUE LONG will travel through the Bering Strait conducting research in close proximity to several of our communities. It is expected that Nome and Little Diomede will have good views of the research vessel as it traverses the Strait. This will be the vessel’s sixth […]

Statement to Shareholders Regarding El Paso Contract

Dear BSNC Shareholders, Some of you may know that one of our subsidiaries, Global Precision Systems LLC (GPS), has a contract to provide detention, transportation and meal services at the El Paso Processing Center located in Texas. Our duty at the Center is to ensure the security, safety, health and welfare of individuals placed at […]

BSNC Shareholder Presents Proclamation Honoring Sami Reindeer Herders

On March 16, 2016, the Alaska State Legislature recognized the 122nd anniversary of the arrival of the Sami reindeer herders and their families from Scandinavia with an honorary proclamation for their humanitarian endeavors. In 1894 and 1898, Sami were recruited by the U.S. government with assistance from Sheldon Jackson reindeer herders to teach reindeer husbandry […]

NAPLP Accepting Applications for 2018 Program

The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is accepting applications for the 2018 Program. The summer semester for this full scholarship program, offered to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students, will take place June 4 to July 27, 2018 at the George Washington University. The NAPLP program involves rigorous coursework in applied politics, […]

BSNC Honors 2017 Elders of the Year

BSNC HONORS ELDERS SELECTED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE VILLAGE CORPORATIONS FOR 2017 In appreciation for all your accomplishments in maintaining our traditional lifestyle and the determination to share your valuable knowledge with our youth in preserving our culture and heritage of the Bering Straits Region. COUNCIL NATIVE CORPORATION Ruth Bernhardt GOLOVIN NATIVE CORPORATION Robert S. Amarok […]

2017 Annual Meeting Results

BSNC held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Nome, Alaska. Shareholders voted on the election of five board directors. Incumbents Henry Ivanoff Sr., Robert K. Evans, Roy C. Ashenfelter and Homer E. Hoogendorn were reelected and Deborah Atuk was newly elected to the Board. Directors serve three-year terms. Drawings were […]

BSNC Young Providers Nomination Committee Announces 2017 Awardees

Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) has announced the awardees of it 2017 Young Providers Award as Fisher Dill of Unalakleet and Corey Ningeulook of Shishmaref. The Young Providers Award honors young people from the BSNC region who contribute on a daily basis to the health and well-being of their families, communities and culture. The BSNC […]

BSNC Announces 2017 Shareholder Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors has declared a record-high dividend of $3.75 per share to be issued in December. The average BSNC shareholder who owns 100 shares of stock will receive $375. The total 2017 distribution will be approximately $2.4 million to BSNC’s shareholders of record. Since 1972, BSNC has distributed […]

BSNC Declares Special Elders’ Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors voted on Aug. 10 to declare a one-time 2017 special Elder dividend distribution of $750, an increase of $250 more than the 2016 special Elder distribution. This special distribution will be paid to original BSNC shareholders who are 65 years of age or older on Nov. […]

Larry Pederson Promoted to VP of Nome Operations, Lands

BSNC shareholder Larry Pederson was promoted to Vice President of Nome Operations and Lands. Peterson formerly served as Vice President of Lands and Resources. In his new role, Pederson is responsible for the corporate and subsidiary operations in Nome. Pederson assumed many of the responsibilities of Jerald Brown, former Vice President of Nome Operations. Brown […]

BSNC mourns passing of Jack Carpenter, former President and CEO

Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) will remember Jack Carpenter, former President and CEO of BSNC, as a friend and tireless advocate of the Corporation. Jack passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Jack was hired in 1990 as BSNC’s Chief Operating Officer, was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1991 and was again promoted to […]

BSNC congratulates shareholder Robyn Emery

BSNC congratulates shareholder Robyn Emery, who will start the University of Washington’s Pathology / Molecular Medicine Ph.D. program next fall. She plans to focus on infectious disease research. She encourages other young people in their pursuit of higher education, “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it! The opportunities are out there, you […]

2016 Annual Meeting Results

BSNC held its 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Anchorage, Alaska. Shareholders voted on the election of five board directors. Incumbents Gail R. Schubert, Louis Green, Eugene Asicksik and Tim Towarak were reelected and Charles Fagerstrom was newly elected to the Board. Directors serve three-year terms. Drawings were held for door […]

Ivory Ban – What Does it Mean?

On July 6, 2016, a near-total ban on commercial trade in African elephant ivory went into effect in the United States. This federal ban only applies to elephant ivory but a few states, including California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York and Washington, have passed laws that include walrus, mammoth and mastodon ivory. Under these laws, […]

BSNC Board of Directors Announces 2016 Shareholder Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $3.50 per share to be issued in December. The average BSNC shareholder who owns 100 shares of stock will receive $350. The total distribution will be approximately $2.2 million to BSNC’s shareholders of record. “This is a record high dividend and […]

BSNC Declares Special Elders’ Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors voted on Aug. 11 to declare a one-time special Elder dividend of $500. This special dividend will be paid to original BSNC shareholders who were 65 years of age or older on Nov. 10, 2016, the date of record. Checks will be mailed on or by […]

BSNC Honors Young Providers and Elders at the 2016 Annual Meeting

BSNC awarded Sierra Tucker of Nome and Christian “Agragiiq” Apassingok of Gambell with the 2016 Young Providers Award at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Oct. 1. The Young Providers Award honors young people from the BSNC region who contribute on a daily basis to the health and well-being of their families, communities and […]

Pilgrim Hot Springs: What’s Going On?

As the managing partner of Unaatuq, LLC, BSNC thanks the residents of Nome and the surrounding communities, as well as the visitors to our region for their support of new activities at Pilgrim Hot Springs this year. There has been a great deal of effort put into collecting debris and general clean-up of the property. […]