BSNC held its 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Saturday, Oct 2. Shareholders voted on the election of five board directors who will serve three-year terms. Drawings were held for shareholders who cast a proxy. Checks will be mailed to winners within 10 business days. The Annual Meeting video will be available for viewing within the MyBSNC portal on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Here is a recap of the meeting. Quyaana to all the shareholders who watched virtually or called in to listen.
Board Members Elected for three-year terms:
Edna R. “Becka” Baker
Stephan P. “Steve” Ivanoff
Lee M. Ryan
2021 Young Providers
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.
Pete Katongan of White Mountain honoring the late Peter Nanouk Jr.
Taylor Harvey of Unalakleet honoring the late Middy Johnson
2021 Elder of the Year Awardees
BSNC honored Elders selected by their respective village corporation in appreciation for their accomplishments in maintaining traditional lifestyles and the determination to share valuable knowledge with our youth in preserving the culture and heritage of the Bering Straits region. This year, BSNC recognized the following Elders:
Hubert Kokuluk with King Island Native Corporation
Franklin Paniptchuk Jr. with Shaktoolik Native Corporation
Clarence Gabriel “Tugutak” Tocktoo with Shishmaref Native Corporation
Gerald “Jerry” Trigg with Sitnasuak Native Corporation
Rita Hukill with Sitnasuak Native Corporation
Norman Mendelook Sr. with Teller Native Corporation
Edna Ahnangnatoguk with Teller Native Corporation
Ellen J. Richard with Wales Native Corporation
Thomas “Gowk” Brown Jr. with White Mountain Native Corporation
Harris Ivanoff Sr. (Kanuulaq) with Unalakleet Native Corporation