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 date of record. Checks will be mailed on or by Dec. 31, 2018. Since 1972, BSNC has distributed a total of $2.8 million in Elder dividends.
“BSNC is honored to be able to give back to the Elders of our region who pass on cultural knowledge and contribute so much to our communities,” said BSNC Board Chairman Henry Ivanoff. “BSNC thanks each and every one of you.”