United Tribes of Bristol Bay (UTBB) is a tribally chartered consortium in the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska and acts as political subdivision of its member tribal governments. UTBB’s mission is to protect the lands and waters that support the traditional way of life of the indigenous people of Bristol Bay by advocating against unsustainable, large-scale hard rock mines like the Pebble Project.
United Tribes of Bristol Bay has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2018.
A salmon stream in Bristol Bay, AK, shows the abundance of wild sockeye salmon that have sustained the people of our region since time immemorial. Photo courtesy of UTBB staff.
$10,000 - To elevate the voices of local indigenous people in opposing the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska. Grassroots fund