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Alaska Congressman Don Young announced that nearly $7 million in child care funding has been awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services to multiple Alaska Native organizations.


Update from APD

APD Chief Justin Doll has released a report on criminal activity in the first half of 2020. “Overall, we are seeing downward trends in many crime categories. We have been working hand in hand with our state and federal law enforcement partners, the municipal prosecutor, and the District Attorney’s office to ensure that we are getting the most out of the additional resources the community has given APD over the last few years.”

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Alaska Business Magazine September 2020 Cover

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Spreading the Word

September 2020

When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.