bristol bay native corporation
an 8a corporation


"Land is the gift of our ancestors and the guarantee of our right to continue our subsistence lifestyle. Land is the heart of our culture. Without land, we are nothing." – Harvey Samuelsen 1926 – 2004.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is a responsible Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of "Enriching Our Native Way of Life." Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), BBNC works to ensure the continuation of the life and culture of its over 9,000 shareholders-the Eskimo, Indian, and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay region.

ANCSA offered an alternative to the Indian reservation system in the Lower 48. When ANCSA was signed into law on December 18, 1971, it required each of the 12 newly formed regions to create a for-profit corporation. Bristol Bay Native Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and became entitled to receive approximately three million acres of land, primarily subsurface estate. Roughly 5,400 Alaska Natives with ties to the Bristol Bay region received 100 shares of stock in BBNC.

Our foundation is based on our land and our shareholders. BBNC’s founders took their knowledge of the land and culture and built BBNC into a diversified corporation with more than $1.7 billion in annual revenue. This revenue has been shared with over 10,000 shareholders, who have received more than $70 million in dividends since our inception. BBNC has and continues to be a major contributor to Alaska’s economy.

STS is a subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, an Alaska native Corporation with operations in government services, construction, industrial services, and tourism.

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