Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 3, 2021

  Alaska Vaccine UpdateMarch 3, 2021 More people are now eligible to be vaccinatedAs of today, March 3, more people now meet criteria to be vaccinated. Vaccine supply remains limited, meaning we are not able to vaccinate everyone at this time. More appointments will be added as they are available, with many being added on Thursday.Continue reading “Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 3, 2021”

March 4, 2021 BBNA Natural Resources Tribal Teleconference

The Natural Resources will be hosting a teleconference next Thursday, March 4th at 10:00 am to connect with tribes and residents to talk about subsistence and any environmental concerns.    Since we are not able to travel and connect with the people of Bristol Bay, we wanted to bring everyone together and host a teleconference.  We will haveContinue reading “March 4, 2021 BBNA Natural Resources Tribal Teleconference”

Federal Subsistence Board Call for Wildlife Proposals

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is accepting proposals through May 24, 2021 to change Federal regulations for the subsistence harvest of wildlife on Federal public lands for the July 1, 2022–June 30, 2024 regulatory years. The Board will consider proposals to change Federal subsistence hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, methods of harvest, and customary and traditionalContinue reading “Federal Subsistence Board Call for Wildlife Proposals”

BBNA Natural Resources Scholarship 2021

The Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA) is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for Bristol Bay Tribal Members who are planning or currently enrolled in a natural resource field. This grant is currently funded through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Subsistence Grant. Deadline: June 30, 2021, 4:30 p.m. AKST Award: $2,000.00 Purpose: The BBNA NaturalContinue reading “BBNA Natural Resources Scholarship 2021”

Mulchatna caribou

Increased Prevalence of Bacteria, Brucella, Found in Mulchatna Caribou(Dillingham) – Caribou and reindeer, especially in northern Alaska, are known to be infected with a bacteria, Brucella suis biovar 4, that causes a disease known as rangiferine brucellosis. Thesebacteria are mainly spread amongst caribou from contact with birthing fluids during calving.Exposure to contaminated parts such asContinue reading “Mulchatna caribou”

Alaska Board of Game and Board of Fisheries Postpone Regulatory Meetings to 2021/2022 Cycle

Alaska Board of Game and Board of FisheriesPostpone Regulatory Meetings to 2021/2022 CycleThe Alaska Board of Game and Board of Fisheries met January 21 and 25, respectively, to discuss rescheduling the 2020/2021 regulatory board meetings due to the impacts by the COVID-19 pandemic. Both boards postponed the regularly scheduled board meetings to the 2021/2022 meeting cycle,Continue reading “Alaska Board of Game and Board of Fisheries Postpone Regulatory Meetings to 2021/2022 Cycle”

Alaska Fuel Price Report: Current Community Conditions

From the State of Alaska: Alaska Fuel Price Report: Current Community Conditions andhow you can access heating fuel and gasoline prices from the State of Alaska’s CommunityDatabase Online. Since 2005, the Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA) has conducted over 30surveys to obtain heating fuel and gasoline prices from 100 selected communities around thestate.Continue reading “Alaska Fuel Price Report: Current Community Conditions”

Bristol Bay CEDS 2021 Public Comment Period

The BBNA Economic Development Program is announcing a 30-day public comment period ending on February 26, 2021 at 4:30pm for the Draft 2021 Update of Bristol Bay Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy also known as the CEDS. This is your chance to weigh in on your regional planning process. If you have questions, comments, or editsContinue reading “Bristol Bay CEDS 2021 Public Comment Period”

BBNA Child Development Department -Accepting sealed bids for two 2004 20 seat school busses

The Bristol Bay Native Association Child Development Department is now accepting sealed bids for two 2004 20 seat micro bird school busses, one is located in Dillingham and the other in Togiak. Vehicle information is listed below. The minimum bid for each bus is $2,500 Each bid must be submitted individually and placed in aContinue reading “BBNA Child Development Department -Accepting sealed bids for two 2004 20 seat school busses”

Bristol Bay Oral History Study

Bristol Bay Oral History Study https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/alaska/socioeconomics/bristol-bay-oral-history-study During the summers of 2017 and 2018, researchers from NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center visited several communities in Bristol Bay to conduct oral history interviews with women who participate in the region’s commercial and subsistence set net salmon fisheries. Visit the Story Map: A Way of Life  to hear the storiesContinue reading “Bristol Bay Oral History Study”