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Pilgrim Hot Springs Celebrates First Harvest

In 2015 BSNC, the managing member of Unaatuq, LLC, was awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Innovation Grant for a geothermal greenhouse at Pilgrim Hot Springs. In September approximately 15 lbs. of lettuce, 10 lbs. of chard, 30 lbs. of assorted onions and a variety of potatoes, radishes, carrots, turnips and herbs were harvested […]

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DNR recognizes BSNC subsidiary for Reclamation at Rock Creek Mine

Contact: Matt Ganley BSNC Vice President of Media & External Affairs Mganley@beringstraits.com (907) 632-7197 The Alaska Department of Natural Resources awarded Alaska Gold Company (AGC), a subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC), the 2016 Reclamation Award at the Alaska Miners Association Annual Convention luncheon for reclamation activities at the Rock Creek Mine on Tuesday, […]

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Historical Spotlight: Ted Katcheak and the Seward Peninsula Reindeer

Reindeer husbandry was introduced to the Seward Peninsula via Port Clarence in 1892 by Sheldon Jackson, due to a severe decline in the Western Arctic Caribou herd population. Currently, there are approximately 21 reindeer herders and 20,000 reindeer in western Alaska. These herders belong to the Kawerak Reindeer Herders Association, which provides assistance in the […]

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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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Shareholder Spotlight: SGT. E5 Reuben Mixsooke

BSNC shareholder Reuben Mixsooke is a Vietnam War Veteran who was drafted to the 59th Ordnance Company in September 1964. He took basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. and later at Fort Campbell, Ky. As the war in Vietnam worsened, Mixsooke’s unit boarded troop ship U.S.S. Breckenridge and arrived in Vung Tau, Vietnam 21 days […]

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Descendant Esau Sinnock Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

BSNC descendant Esau Sinnok is helping get the word out on erosion caused by climate change. Originally from Shishmaref, Sinnok became involved in the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA), a program that inspires and trains rural and urban youth leaders to impact environmental issues. Since then, Sinnok has traveled around the world to advocate […]

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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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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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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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Introducing Board Director Ella Anagick

Ella Anagick was elected to BSNC’s Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on Oct. 3 in Nome. Anagick was born and raised in Unalakleet and is the daughter of Betty Anagick and the late Lowell Anagick. She attended Stanford University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. Anagick […]

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BSNC Conducts Open Enrollment Survey

This past August, the BSNC Board of Directors tasked staff to commission a preliminary survey to measure shareholder sentiment concerning open enrollment and their understanding of the effects of issuing corporate stock to those born after 1971.¹ The survey is only one step in a process that will have the Board of Directors and management […]

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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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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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BSNC Descendant/ Intern Willie Drake selected as a U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassador

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Bering Straits Native Corporation is proud to announce that BSNC Descendant/ Intern, Willie Drake, has been selected as a U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassador for the 2015-2017 Arctic Council Chairmanship. As an Arctic Youth Ambassador, Drake will help build awareness at home and abroad on how to sustain communities, cultures and the environment […]

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BSNC 2015 Annual Meeting Results

(Nome, Alaska) – BSNC held its 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Saturday, Oct. 3 in Nome, Alaska. Shareholders voted on the election of five board directors. Incumbents Neal W. Foster, Steve P. Ivanoff, Jason Evans and Lee Ryan were reelected and Ella A. Anagick was newly elected to the Board. Directors serve three-year terms. […]

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BSNC Young Providers Nomination Committee Announces Awardees

(Unalakleet, Alaska) –Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) has announced the awardees of its 2015 Young Providers Award as Heather Jackson of Shaktoolik and Nick Hanson of Unalakleet. 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. […]

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