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2018 Annual Meeting Prize Winners

$1,000 Early Bird Winners JANICE M KNOWLTON MARGARET M ACOMAN NOREEN MOUNTAIN CARRIE J KOENIG MAGGIE KOWCHEE RICKY OUTWATER MOLLY V MOON JERRY D KOWCHEE SR LISA M SOOKIAYAK MIKE T WILLOYA STEVEN N KIMOKTOAK ROY O WALLUK JR CHRISTINE AMAKTOOLIK CAMILLAS J LOCKWOOD CARRIE A TAKAK SHANTA M ESPARZA KATIE L ELLANNA ROBIN ROCK […]

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2018 Annual Meeting Results

BSNC held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Anchorage, Alaska. The sole resolution to establish the BSNC Beringia Settlement Trust was approved by shareholders with 93 percent voting in favor of the resolution. The BSNC Board of Directors has authorized a $12 million transfer into the Settlement Trust. Future dividends, […]

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BSNC Announces 2018 Elder Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors has voted to declare a 2018 special Elder dividend distribution of $1,000, an increase of $250 more than the 2017 special Elder distribution. This special distribution will be paid to original BSNC shareholders who are 65 years of age or older on Nov. 5, 2018, the […]

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BSNC Announces 2018 Shareholder Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors has declared a record-high dividend of $5.00 per share to be issued in December, an increase of $1.25 per share more than the 2017 shareholder dividend. The average BSNC shareholder who owns 100 shares of stock will receive $500. The total 2018 distribution will be approximately […]

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Chinese Research Vessel Visits our Region

This Summer starting in mid-July, the Chinese icebreaking research vessel XUE LONG will travel through the Bering Strait conducting research in close proximity to several of our communities. It is expected that Nome and Little Diomede will have good views of the research vessel as it traverses the Strait. This will be the vessel’s sixth […]

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Statement to Shareholders Regarding El Paso Contract

Dear BSNC Shareholders, Some of you may know that one of our subsidiaries, Global Precision Systems LLC (GPS), has a contract to provide detention, transportation and meal services at the El Paso Processing Center located in Texas. Our duty at the Center is to ensure the security, safety, health and welfare of individuals placed at […]

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Spring 2018

A Message from the President & CEO

I am excited to share with you news about an opportunity that the new tax law created for BSNC and other Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) to enhance the benefits we provide to our shareholders and descendants. ANCs have been authorized to create “Settlement Trusts” since the 1980s, and several regional corporations have already created these […]

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BSNC Shareholder Presents Proclamation Honoring Sami Reindeer Herders

On March 16, 2016, the Alaska State Legislature recognized the 122nd anniversary of the arrival of the Sami reindeer herders and their families from Scandinavia with an honorary proclamation for their humanitarian endeavors. In 1894 and 1898, Sami were recruited by the U.S. government with assistance from Sheldon Jackson reindeer herders to teach reindeer husbandry […]

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NAPLP Accepting Applications for 2018 Program

The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is accepting applications for the 2018 Program. The summer semester for this full scholarship program, offered to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students, will take place June 4 to July 27, 2018 at the George Washington University. The NAPLP program involves rigorous coursework in applied politics, […]

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BSNC’s Vice President and General Counsel Appointed to Permanent Fund Corporation Board

Governor Bill Walker announced today that he has appointed BSNC Vice President and General Counsel Craig Richards to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees. Richards provides general legal counsel to BSNC and its affiliated companies and oversees legal compliance and risk management. Richards has more than 16 years of legal experience, including as […]

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Autumn 2017

A Message from the President & CEO

I hope everyone had a successful summer fishing, hunting, and harvesting berries and greens in preparation for winter. The summer flew by and as we head into the winter months, we will be able to enjoy the fruits of our labors. Our Region is blessed to have many subsistence resources close to our villages, and […]

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2017 Annual Meeting Results

BSNC held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Nome, Alaska. Shareholders voted on the election of five board directors. Incumbents Henry Ivanoff Sr., Robert K. Evans, Roy C. Ashenfelter and Homer E. Hoogendorn were reelected and Deborah Atuk was newly elected to the Board. Directors serve three-year terms. Drawings were […]

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BSNC Young Providers Nomination Committee Announces 2017 Awardees

Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) has announced the awardees of it 2017 Young Providers Award as Fisher Dill of Unalakleet and Corey Ningeulook of Shishmaref. 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. The BSNC […]

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BSNC Announces 2017 Shareholder Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors has declared a record-high dividend of $3.75 per share to be issued in December. The average BSNC shareholder who owns 100 shares of stock will receive $375. The total 2017 distribution will be approximately $2.4 million to BSNC’s shareholders of record. Since 1972, BSNC has distributed […]

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BSNC Declares Special Elders’ Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors voted on Aug. 10 to declare a one-time 2017 special Elder dividend distribution of $750, an increase of $250 more than the 2016 special Elder distribution. This special distribution will be paid to original BSNC shareholders who are 65 years of age or older on Nov. […]

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Summer 2017

A Message from the President & CEO

Summer is a beautiful time of year in the Bering Strait region. Ice and snow have given way in the warmer weather to open tundra and flowing waters. I have enjoyed reading the posts on social media of our Spring subsistence activities, including the harvests of abundant amounts of herring roe on seaweed, migratory bird […]

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Larry Pederson Promoted to VP of Nome Operations, Lands

BSNC shareholder Larry Pederson was promoted to Vice President of Nome Operations and Lands. Peterson formerly served as Vice President of Lands and Resources. In his new role, Pederson is responsible for the corporate and subsidiary operations in Nome. Pederson assumed many of the responsibilities of Jerald Brown, former Vice President of Nome Operations. Brown […]

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BSNC mourns passing of Jack Carpenter, former President and CEO

Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) will remember Jack Carpenter, former President and CEO of BSNC, as a friend and tireless advocate of the Corporation. Jack passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Jack was hired in 1990 as BSNC’s Chief Operating Officer, was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1991 and was again promoted to […]

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BSNC congratulates shareholder Robyn Emery

BSNC congratulates shareholder Robyn Emery, who will start the University of Washington’s Pathology / Molecular Medicine Ph.D. program next fall. She plans to focus on infectious disease research. She encourages other young people in their pursuit of higher education, “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it! The opportunities are out there, you […]

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Winter 2017

A Message from the President & CEO

I hope that everyone had a wonderful winter filled with seasonal outdoor activities with your loved ones and friends. Daylight is starting to return and many are already preparing for the return of spring hunting of migratory waterfowl, seals, other marine mammals and king crab harvesting! For thousands of years, the people of our region […]

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