With more than 1,500 employees working on projects across the U.S. and globe, BSNC employees play an important role in helping BSNC fulfill its mission to improve the quality of life of our people through economic development while protecting our land and preserving our culture and heritage.
Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) was formed in 1972 as the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional corporation for the Bering Straits and Norton Sound region. The corporation actively pursues responsible development of resources and other business opportunities. Through its subsidiaries, BSNC serves the federal government and commercial customers.
The corporation is headquartered in the historic city of Nome, Alaska, operates a business office in Anchorage, Alaska, and operates site locations in Alaska, across the United States and internationally.
The BSNC region is located in Northwest Alaska and is home to three culturally distinct people: Inupiat, Siberian Yupik and Central Yup’ik. BSNC is owned by more than 7,600 Alaska Native shareholders. BSNC owns and manages the subsurface estate of the region’s 17 village corporations (approximately 2 million acres), as well as the surface and subsurface estates of an additional 145,000 acres. – less