Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) was formed as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) in 1972. BSNC became the regional Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) for the Bering Strait region, which encompasses the majority of the Seward Peninsula and the coastal lands of eastern Norton Sound. This is one of the most culturally diverse regions in the state. Three distinct Native languages are spoken: Siberian Yupik, Central Yup’ik, and Iñupiaq.

BSNC began with 6,333 original shareholders. Today, BSNC owns and manages nearly two million acres of subsurface land selected by 17 village corporations. BSNC is headquartered in Nome, Alaska. Regional operations include:

  • Real estate management
  • Development
  • Tourism
  • Construction
  • Mining services
  • Sales of rock and aggregate

Additionally, BSNC has an office in Anchorage. This office oversees government contract work under SBA 8(a), HUBZone and small business programs. Anchorage operations also include:

  • Construction
  • Support services
  • Shareholder services.

Bering Straits Native Corporation is based in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, and is an AEC member since September 2014.


USA, Legacy Member