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BBNC’s “Day in Our Bay” Screening at Film Festivals

Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is pleased to announce that “Day in Our Bay: Voices & Views from Bristol Bay” has been accepted for screening at the Alaska Forum on the Environment 2012 Film Festival being held at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. “Day in Our Bay,” along with other films selected, will be screened in conference room Tikahtnu C, located on the second floor of the convention center from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. “Day in Our Bay” will also be screened at the Skagway Arts Council’s 4th Annual Winter Weekend Film Festival being held Feb. 17-19 in Skagway, Alaska.

“Day in Our Bay” is a 15 minute movie compiled of video footage taken by BBNC shareholders living throughout 12 communities in the Bristol Bay region on October 15, 2011. Over 60 participants were given video cameras by BBNC, and with the help of professional videographers, were able to share their voices, views and values through their videos.

“This project provided a unique opportunity for BBNC shareholders living in the region to share their voices and values with the world,” said Jason Metrokin, President and CEO of BBNC. “We are a region that is facing the potential of monumental change, so it’s never been more important for Alaskans and people worldwide to get a better understanding of who we are and where we’re from.”

“Day in Our Bay” premiered at the Anchorage International Film Festival on December 2, 2011. This story is told from an insider’s perspective, creating a unique glimpse of life in Bristol Bay; a place where generations of Native peoples have flourished though traditional use of their land and what it provides. BBNC shareholders were able to capture their values – subsistence hunting and fishing, traditional foods, arts and crafts, and native dancing – on film and share them with the rest of the world, and their future generations.

For more information on the Day in Our Bay contest, visit www.dayinourbay.org.

About BBNC: BBNC is one of 13 Alaska Native Regional Corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. The corporation is diversified with investment and business holdings in a stock portfolio and petroleum distribution, construction, government services and oilfield and industrial services.

The corporation has over 9,000 Eskimo, Aleut, and Athabascan shareholders with ancestral ties to the Bristol Bay region. More information can be found at www.bbnc.net.

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