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Elva “Willie” Kanuak (Ahmasuk) Amidon was instrumental in the formation of the organization Alaskans on the Potomac, which was active in the early days of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Alaskans on the Potomac provided supportive services to Alaskans and Alaska Native people visiting Washington D.C. Amidon represented Alaska on a float at...

At BSNC, we have focused on growing shareholder programs and support. The last ten years represent a remarkable period of growth and performance for the Company. Fiscal year 2021 marks the 17th consecutive year that BSNC has achieved positive financial results. In the last decade alone, BSNC distributed $41.3 million in shareholder benefits, representing 84%...

The Dispersal of the 1918 Influenza Virus on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska: An Ethnohistoric Reconstruction Matt L. Ganley Bering Straits Foundation, Nome. and Anthropology Program. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska, USA Abstract: This paper considers the spread of the 19 l 8 influenza virus as it occurred among Inupiat communities on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula. Documented...

In the past decade, Inuit women revitalized the ancient art of traditional tattooing. The practice dates back at least 10,000 years and involves skin stitching or hand-poke/stickand-poke. Ethnographically, tattooing was practiced by all Inuit but was most common among women and would commemorate an achievement or reaching a certain milestone in life. During the influx...

This past spring, the Alaska Native Heritage Center celebrated its 20th Anniversary and honored BSNC shareholder Paul Tiulana, who was the original visionary for the Center. Opening its doors in 1999, the Alaska Native Heritage Center is a renowned cultural center and museum in Anchorage, Alaska where all people can come to expand their understanding...

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OFFICESWhere to find us?
BSNC is headquartered in Nome, has a business office in Anchorage and site locations and offices across the U.S.
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PO Box 1008. 110 Front Street, Suite 300, Nome, Alaska 99762
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