King Salmon Derby on the Nushagak

Benefiting the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation

Neqa Derby is the signature fundraising event to benefit the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation, whose mission is to provide higher education and vocational training scholarships to Bristol Bay Native Corporation shareholders and support for cultural heritage activities in the Bristol Bay Region.

Each year, BBNC Education Foundation supports more than 250 students to pursue their educational and vocational training goals. Graduates are now in a wide range of careers that serve the Bristol Bay region.  In addition, the Foundation provides grant funds to Bristol Bay communities to preserve traditional cultural practices through activities like cultural camps and school-based programs.

BBNC Education Foundation hosted its second King Salmon Derby on the Nushagak River near Dillingham, Alaska on Friday to Sunday, June 21-23, 2019. Neqa Derby, which is open to the public, featured three days of healthy competition and awarded three cash prizes, an individual trophy, and a lodge trophy.  

We look forward to the third annual Neqa Derby in late June 2020!

Congratulations to all the Neqa Derby 2019 winners.

Quyana to all of our generous sponsors.

For additional details about Neqa Derby, see the 2019 Rules & Regulations.

2019 Press Release.



One Derby Ticket for all days: $100

A limit of 150 tickets will be sold.

More info

Derby tickets will become available in Spring 2020. They may be purchased by contacting BBNCEF at or by calling 907-278-3602. Sign up for our email list to get notifications.