BBNC’s “Day in Our Bay” Special on ABC Alaska
Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is excited to announce that BBNC and “Day in Our Bay: Voices & Views from Bristol Bay” will be featured on ABC Alaska this Sunday, February 26, immediately following the Academy Awards.
The one-hour, commercial-free special program will provide background on BBNC and the “Day in Our Bay” project, and interviews with BBNC’s President and CEO Jason Metrokin, BBNC shareholders and project participants, as well as the film producer and a video mentor.
“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. More than 60 participants given video cameras by BBNC as part of a region-wide contest documented their lives and their feelings about their land 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 Metrokin. “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 project, visit www.dayinourbay.org.
Your Alaska Link, operated by Coastal Television, broadcasts statewide, with stations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. In Anchorage, Sunday’s special program may be viewed on Channel 13 KYUR. The program is expected to begin around 7 p.m.
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.