The state-run “Made in Alaska” program provides a relatively easy way for makers to promote the Alaska authenticity of their goods. How about getting even more local? Alaska Native corporations have launched shareholder directories that allow members and nonmembers to look up and support businesses owned by other corporation shareholders or descendants.
Staff of the Seattle Kraken NHL franchise are taking part in a youth hockey academy as part of a partnership with Bristol Bay Native Corporation.
Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) and Bristol Bay Alaska Seafoods (BBAS) appointed Joel Peterson to serve as President of Bristol Wave Seafoods, a subsidiary of BBAS.
“I really encourage all Alaska Native corporations—for-profit, nonprofit, and tribes—to harness the power of media,” says BBNC’s Jason Metrokin. “People need to understand our history, our relevance, and the opportunities we provide, and advertising is a good way to do that.”
In the months leading up to the Census, government officials, advertising agencies, and tribal leaders worked together to create public outreach campaigns to encourage Alaska Native participation and ensure Alaska’s communities receive their fair share of federal funding.
Here is a sneak preview of an article featured in our annual Alaska Native special section, available in our upcoming September 2020 issue.
After a year of partnership and coordination, the State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles and Bristol Bay Native Corporation announced the first mobile DMV in Alaska.
All together Alaska Native regional corporations reported more than $10.5 billion in revenue last year—revenue that creates opportunities; protects their lands, culture, and resources; and provides investment opportunities for the entire state and, more importantly, their shareholders.