Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) was formed as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) in 1972. BSNC became the regional Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) for the Bering Strait region, which encompasses the majority of the Seward Peninsula and the coastal lands of eastern Norton Sound. This is one of the most culturally diverse regions in the state. Three distinct Native languages are spoken: Siberian Yupik, Central Yup’ik, and Iñupiaq.
BSNC began with 6,333 original shareholders. Today, BSNC owns and manages nearly two million acres of subsurface land selected by 17 village corporations. BSNC is headquartered in Nome, Alaska. Regional operations include:
- Real estate management
- Mining services
- Sales of rock and aggregate
Additionally, BSNC has an office in Anchorage. This office oversees government contract work under SBA 8(a), HUBZone and small business programs. Anchorage operations also include:
- Support services
- Shareholder services.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of Our People through economic development while protecting our land and preserving our culture and heritage.
On the edge of tomorrow we cast our vision to the future. We strive to empower Our People as leaders in the development and protection of the Arctic region.
Our values arise from the culture of Our People. We honor our commitments. We empower one another. We respect diversity. We lead with responsibility.