PRESS RELEASE: Bering Straits Native Corporation Endorses Senator Sullivan for Re-election

Bering Straits Native Corporation Endorses Senator Sullivan for Re-election

ANCHORAGE, AK – The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) has announced their endorsement of Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) for re-election, highlighting his effectiveness in the U.S. Senate and strong track record of advocating for the needs of Alaskans.

“We are proud to endorse U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan for reelection,” said BSNC President & CEO Gail R. Schubert. “He is effective and his proven track record of advocating for Alaskans is what our state needs. We are also grateful for his work resulting in the recent transfer of land at Cape Spencer/Port Clarence to BSNC as partial fulfillment of our ANCSA land entitlement as envisioned by the original BSNC Board of Directors.”

BACKGROUND:

Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) was formed in 1972 as the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) regional Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) for the Bering Strait region, which encompasses the majority of Alaska’s Seward Peninsula and the coastal lands of eastern Norton Sound. BSNC began with 6,333 original shareholders and owns and manages land selected by 17 village corporations.

BSNC joins a broad coalition of groups across Alaska and the United States who endorse Senator Dan Sullivan’s re-election. Recently, the Calista Corporation, United Fishermen of Alaska, Teamster Local 959, Alaska Support Industry Alliance, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, International Union of Operating Engineers, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, American Maritime Officers, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, and the Seafarers International Union have endorsed Sullivan.

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