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2019 Photo Contest Winners

BSNC Thanks everyone who submitted photos for our seventh annual Photo contest! The grand prize winner is Taylor Booth, who submitted a photo of Asaaluk Irelan holding her daughter Dally out on the tundra. Read more for the winners of the other categories.   Alaska Native Dance 1st David Octuck “Ribbon Dance” 2nd Lean Boardway […]

Historical Spotlight: The Alaska Native Heritage Centet Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Honors BSNC Shareholder Paul Tiulana

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 […]

A Message From The President & CEO

This Summer’s unusually warm weather has delivered some of the state’s hottest days on record. As a result, ocean temperatures have also risen and have had a noticeable impact on migratory birds and marine mammals in our Region. Many of us are feeling the effects of climate change. Food security for Our People remains an […]

BSNC Young Providers Committee Announces 2019 Awardees

BSNC Announces 2019 Young Providers Awardees   (Anchorage, AK) – BSNC has announced the awardees of its 2019 Young Providers Award as Adelaine “Addy” Ahmasuk of Nome honoring Lela Kiana Oman, and Trevor Savetilik of Shaktoolik honoring Jacob Ahwinona. The Young Providers Award honors young people from the BSNC region who contribute on a daily […]

2018 Annual Meeting Prize Winners


BSNC announces 2018 Young Providers Awardees

BSNC has announced the awardees of its 2018 Young Providers Award as Summer Sagoonick of Unalakleet honoring Irene Katchatag and Edgar Kuzuguk of Shishmaref honoring Clarence Trigg. 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. […]

Pilgrim Hot Springs: What’s Going On?

As the managing partner of Unaatuq, LLC, BSNC thanks the residents of Nome and the surrounding communities, as well as the visitors to our region for their support of new activities at Pilgrim Hot Springs this year. There has been a great deal of effort put into collecting debris and general clean-up of the property. […]

BSNC Shareholder Selected as an AFN Keynote Speaker

BSNC shareholder Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle was selected by the Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors to deliver the convention keynote address with Emil Notti. Alvanna-Stimpfle and Notti will speak on the first day of the three-day meeting taking place Oct. 20-22, 2016 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. “Our generation is to inherit our […]

Autumn 2016

A Message from the President & CEO

As Summer comes to a close, I hope that everyone who was able to engage in our traditional subsistence activities had success this past Spring and Summer in harvesting fish, picking berries, and hunting walrus, seals, oogruks, moose and caribou. It was very rewarding to see our youth continue to provide our elders with a […]

Guide to BSNC’s 2016 Annual Report

UNDERSTANDING BSNC’S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BSNC recently released its 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report includes an independent auditor’s report, which includes financial statements that detail the company’s performance. Independent auditor RSM US LLP audited the financial statements and issued opinions as to BSNC’s conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. The consolidated financial statements are accompanied […]

BSNC’s 2016 Internship Program a Success

BSNC hired six interns for its 2016 summer internship program. This year, BSNC partnered with several other Alaska Native organizations for additional workshops and networking opportunities. The interns practiced their budgeting skills at a “Financial Reality Fair” organized by Calista, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and Alyeska Pipeline and networked with other interns at an […]

BSDC: Brevig Mission Housing Project

Bering Straits Development Company (BSDC) has completed the construction of five highly energy-efficient and element resilient homes in Brevig Mission. Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority partnered with BSDC and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center to construct the homes utilizing the “Integrated Truss” design model. The homes achieved a rare 6-Star energy efficiency rating and […]

BSNC Young Providers Nomination Committee announces 2016 awardees

(Nome, Alaska) – Bering Straits Native Corporation has announced the awardees for the 2016 Young Providers Award as Sierra Tucker of Nome and Christian “Agragiiq” Apassingok of Gambell. 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 […]

Inuit Services to Place Mooring Systems, buoys, in Port Clarence

As a step toward improving marine safety in the Bering Strait region, Inuit Services, a Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) subsidiary, will be placing four commercial mooring systems in Port Clarence, the only deep water port of refuge in the American Arctic. Placement of the systems will occur in July of 2016, and the moorings […]

Spring/Summer 2016

A Message from the President & CEO

This Spring brought an unusually early arrival of warm weather and the corresponding return of migratory waterfowl to our Region. It’s the time for Spring hunting of waterfowl, seals and other marine mammals, and king crab harvesting! Because of warmer weather, the formation and thickness of sea ice decreased this past winter and limited access […]

BSNC Announces Support to In-Region Nonprofits

Contact: Matt Ganley BSNC Vice President of Media & External Affairs (907) 632-7197 (Nome, Alaska) – The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors announced a major $150,000 contribution to the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC), as well as $10,000 donations to each of the Bering Sea Women’s Group (BSWG) and […]

Kevin Ivanoff Promoted to Vice President, IT

Contact: Matt Ganley BSNC Vice President of Media & External Affairs (907) 632-7197 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) today announced the promotion of Kevin Ivanoff to Vice President of Information Technology (IT). Ivanoff formerly served as BSNC’s Senior Director of IT. In his new role, Ivanoff will guide the overall technology direction […]

BSNC Shareholders Recognized at AFN

BSNC congratulates shareholders Dr. Barb (QasuGlana) Amarok, Carol Huntington and Dr. Nora Nagaruk Aiyuu who each received Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) President’s awards. Dr. Barb “Qasuglana” Amarok received the Eileen Panigeo MacLean Education award for helping to improve educational opportunities for Alaska Native people. Carol Huntington received the Hannah Paul Solomon “Women of Courage” […]

BSNC Shareholders, Descendants Selected as U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors

BSNC is proud to announce that Samuel Tocktoo, a shareholder from Shishmaref, and descendants Willie Drake of Anchorage, Esau Sinnok of Shishmaref, and Grace Ongtowasruk of Teller, were selected to be U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors for the 2015-2017 Arctic Council Chairmanship. Jannelle Trowbridge of Nome is also participating in the Arctic Youth Ambassador Program. The […]

Winter/Spring 2016

A Message from the President & CEO

As the year 2016 starts off, I would like to take the opportunity to thank BSNC’s shareholders for their continued support for and involvement in their corporation. Fiscal year 2015 was the 11th consecutive year that BSNC experienced financial growth. We now have more than 1,300 employees working across the globe for BSNC and its […]