Before Bristol Bay Book - Page 28

In Bristol Bay , a vision for preserving Native place names began to take shape . The late Harvey Samuelsen was an Alaska Native leader who always advocated for the people of Bristol Bay . He spoke passionately about the land and wanted to preserve place names while Elders could pass them on .

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Bristol Bay Online! is a program of the BBNC Land Department. It is designed to collect, preserve and increase accessibility to Native place names information for the people of Bristol Bay. is the public-facing website for the program. It features an interactive map showing place names, their locations, meanings, and variations. Audio files were added so people can hear the proper pronunciation. 26 | Ann Fienup-Riordan, Elia Ishnook, Palescovia Johnson, Gust Tunguing, Francisca Demoski, and Katherine Tunguing. | 27