Young Providers

Young Providers Award

BSNC seeks nominations for its 2017 Young Providers Award. The 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.

This award recognizes a young person who perpetuates Alaska Native culture and a positive lifestyle not by measure of academic or financial success, but by serving as positive examples and providing for their community in one or more of the following ways:

• He/she cares for family through subsistence activities, Elder care, or mentoring of young people in traditional activities and values or education.
• He/she is involved in activities that benefit the community such as suicide prevention programs, youth sports, and community well-being and health.

The deadline is July 19, 2017. Nominations will be accepted from family members, tribal and corporation board members, school teachers and administrators, and other community members. Forms are available on this page and through your Village Corporation or tribal office. Forms are also available by calling BSNC at (907) 443-5252.

Young Providers Nomination Form

Completed forms should be mailed to:

Young Providers Award
P.O. Box 1008
110 Front Street, Suite 300
Nome, Alaska 99762

Faxed to: 907.443.2985
Emailed to:


Sierra Tucker, Nome
Christian “Agragiiq” Apassingok, Gambell


Heather Jackson, Shaktoolik
Nick Hanson, Unalakleet


Tinisha Dan, Stebbins
Jaylen Gologergen, Nome


Thomas B. Pootoogoouk, Shishmaref
Jalen R. Katchatag, Unalakleet