BBNC Statement on Passing of Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) President and CEO Jason Metrokin released the following statement today regarding the passing of Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr.

The BBNC Board of Directors and leadership are saddened by Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr.’s tragic passing. We extend our deepest condolences to Congresswoman Mary Peltola, their children, and their families.

Eugene was a devoted husband and father, a treasured friend, and a passionate servant both in his years of federal service and local leadership.

Our prayers and sympathies are with Congresswoman Peltola and their family during this heartbreaking time.”

Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Anchorage, AK

ANCSA Regional Association mourns the loss of Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr.

The ANCSA Regional Association and its Board of Directors extends our deepest sympathies to Congresswoman Mary Peltola and her family upon the loss of Eugene Peltola Jr., “Buzzy”.

Buzzy was a beloved husband, father, and friend to so many, making an impact on everyone he met. He lived a life of service, dedicated to Alaska Native people and his home of Bethel through his decades-long career in federal service and his years of local government and Alaska Native corporation leadership.

Our hearts go out to Congresswoman Peltola, their children, and their family for this tragic loss.

ANCSA Regional Association (ARA)

Anchorage, AK

SB 21

I’d like to address last weeks Op-ed by Senator James Kaufman.

It’s a third of a page of word salad, with liquid cow manure dressing, promoting his proposed SB 21, which is supposedly everything, but describing nothing.

SB 21 is a whole lot of voodoo theater, without a single hint of what it costs to attend the show about projected unfunded legislative programs, that Kaufman is still hiding.

Me thinks, he can’t find the rabbit to pull out of the hat.

Let me give you a few more unfunded legislate dreams coming up in the session. I’m not arguing the merits of whether they’re good or bad … but like Kaufman’s SB 21 … SHOW ME THE MONEY, BESIDES OUR PFD.

1. $10 Billion in state gas line that Enstar Electric says needs a $8 billion State Grant. (Ohh, that’s also 8 years straight of the last of the PFD funding left to steal.)

2. A permanent increase to Base Student Allocation from Union School Teacher Senator Jesse Bjorkman, cause huge one time allocations aren’t enough, as long as there’s a Billion a year to steal.


The last three are also from Republicans. Just like the Democrats, nobody ever hints at where the funding is coming from.

You should know by now that the funding is coming from the theft of the PFD, which is hugely disproportionate to the lower and middle income tax brackets.

Remember the rich never tax themselves, at least without a suitcase full of loopholes.

Willy Keppel

Quinhagak, AK

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