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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. […]

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BSNC Shareholder Selected as an AFN Keynote Speaker

BSNC shareholder Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle was selected by the Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors to deliver the convention keynote address with Emil Notti. Alvanna-Stimpfle and Notti will speak on the first day of the three-day meeting taking place Oct. 20-22, 2016 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. “Our generation is to inherit our […]

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Autumn 2016

A Message from the President & CEO

As Summer comes to a close, I hope that everyone who was able to engage in our traditional subsistence activities had success this past Spring and Summer in harvesting fish, picking berries, and hunting walrus, seals, oogruks, moose and caribou. It was very rewarding to see our youth continue to provide our elders with a […]

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Guide to BSNC’s 2016 Annual Report

UNDERSTANDING BSNC’S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BSNC recently released its 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report includes an independent auditor’s report, which includes financial statements that detail the company’s performance. Independent auditor RSM US LLP audited the financial statements and issued opinions as to BSNC’s conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. The consolidated financial statements are accompanied […]

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BSNC’s 2016 Internship Program a Success

BSNC hired six interns for its 2016 summer internship program. This year, BSNC partnered with several other Alaska Native organizations for additional workshops and networking opportunities. The interns practiced their budgeting skills at a “Financial Reality Fair” organized by Calista, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and Alyeska Pipeline and networked with other interns at an […]

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BSDC: Brevig Mission Housing Project

Bering Straits Development Company (BSDC) has completed the construction of five highly energy-efficient and element resilient homes in Brevig Mission. Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority partnered with BSDC and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center to construct the homes utilizing the “Integrated Truss” design model. The homes achieved a rare 6-Star energy efficiency rating and […]

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BSNC Young Providers Nomination Committee announces 2016 awardees

(Nome, Alaska) – Bering Straits Native Corporation has announced the awardees for the 2016 Young Providers Award as Sierra Tucker of Nome and Christian “Agragiiq” Apassingok of Gambell. 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 […]

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Inuit Services to Place Mooring Systems, buoys, in Port Clarence

As a step toward improving marine safety in the Bering Strait region, Inuit Services, a Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) subsidiary, will be placing four commercial mooring systems in Port Clarence, the only deep water port of refuge in the American Arctic. Placement of the systems will occur in July of 2016, and the moorings […]

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Spring/Summer 2016

A Message from the President & CEO

This Spring brought an unusually early arrival of warm weather and the corresponding return of migratory waterfowl to our Region. It’s the time for Spring hunting of waterfowl, seals and other marine mammals, and king crab harvesting! Because of warmer weather, the formation and thickness of sea ice decreased this past winter and limited access […]

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BSNC Announces Support to In-Region Nonprofits

Contact: Matt Ganley BSNC Vice President of Media & External Affairs Mganley@beringstraits.com (907) 632-7197 (Nome, Alaska) – The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors announced a major $150,000 contribution to the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC), as well as $10,000 donations to each of the Bering Sea Women’s Group (BSWG) and […]

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Kevin Ivanoff Promoted to Vice President, IT

Contact: Matt Ganley BSNC Vice President of Media & External Affairs (907) 632-7197 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) today announced the promotion of Kevin Ivanoff to Vice President of Information Technology (IT). Ivanoff formerly served as BSNC’s Senior Director of IT. In his new role, Ivanoff will guide the overall technology direction […]

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BSNC Shareholders Recognized at AFN

BSNC congratulates shareholders Dr. Barb (QasuGlana) Amarok, Carol Huntington and Dr. Nora Nagaruk Aiyuu who each received Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) President’s awards. Dr. Barb “Qasuglana” Amarok received the Eileen Panigeo MacLean Education award for helping to improve educational opportunities for Alaska Native people. Carol Huntington received the Hannah Paul Solomon “Women of Courage” […]

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BSNC Shareholders, Descendants Selected as U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors

BSNC is proud to announce that Samuel Tocktoo, a shareholder from Shishmaref, and descendants Willie Drake of Anchorage, Esau Sinnok of Shishmaref, and Grace Ongtowasruk of Teller, were selected to be U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors for the 2015-2017 Arctic Council Chairmanship. Jannelle Trowbridge of Nome is also participating in the Arctic Youth Ambassador Program. The […]

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Winter/Spring 2016

A Message from the President & CEO

As the year 2016 starts off, I would like to take the opportunity to thank BSNC’s shareholders for their continued support for and involvement in their corporation. Fiscal year 2015 was the 11th consecutive year that BSNC experienced financial growth. We now have more than 1,300 employees working across the globe for BSNC and its […]

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Unused Fuel will be Donated to Local Tribal Organizations

BSNC Subsidiary Awarded Contract to Decommission Fuel Tanks

Eagle Eye Electric LLC (Eagle Eye), a Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) subsidiary, was awarded a contract by the Alaska Army National Guard to drain and close diesel fuel tanks in multiple Alaska communities. Unused fuel will be donated to local tribal organizations. Eagle Eye will filter the diesel fuel for water and sediment prior […]

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BSNC Subsidiary Awarded 7-Year Contract for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

BSNC subsidiary Global Precision Systems, LLC (GPS) won a contract to operate the El Paso Service Processing Center in Texas over a 7-year period for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Duties at the site include employing detention officers, transportation officers and food service staff to operate the Center. The Center houses approximately 700 detainees. […]

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BSNC Employee is America’s Best Santa

Paul Kudla, a resident of Nome and truck driver for Stampede Ventures Inc., a BSNC subsidiary, competed on TruTv’s show “Santas in the Barn.” In the holiday-themed reality show, 10 diverse Santas competed in hilarious challenges that ranged from chimney climbing and sleigh stuffing to Christmas caroling and building gingerbread houses on ice. Over the […]

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BSF receives $20,000 donation from the Thomas and Cindy Massie Foundation

BSNC and BSF sincerely thank shareholder Cindy (Towarak) Massie and her husband Thomas for their generous $20,000 donation to the Bering Straits Foundation. Cindy’s parents are the late Clarence and Guerie Towarak of Unalakleet. Cindy and Tom also made a generous $15,000 donation in 2007. Cindy stated, “Being from the Bering Strait region, I know […]

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BSNC and the State of Alaska to receive property at Port Clarence

H.R. 4188 Passes Congress

Contact: Matt Ganley, BSNC Vice President, Media and External Affairs (907) 344-7212 mganley@beringstraits.com The United States Congress passed legislation on Feb. 1, 2016 which included language that authorized the transfer of Port Clarence to BSNC, the State of Alaska and the U.S. Coast Guard. President Obama signed the legislation into law on Feb. 8. The […]

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BSNC CFO Appointed to AEDC Board

BSNC Chief Financial Officer Laura Edmondson was appointed to the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) Board of Directors on Dec. 2. Her term begins on Jan. 1, 2016 and runs through 2017. AEDC is a nonprofit corporation that was established in 1987 to encourage growth and diversity in the Anchorage economy, promote a favorable business […]

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