Kánaak Corporation, formally known as TriQuest Corporation, is a wholly owned Sealaska subsidiary, providing diversity procurement manufacturing solutions in the government and commercial contracting arenas. As an Alaska Native corporation, Sealaska is a minority business by federal law providing a diversity supply status for all of its majority-owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and partnerships.
Kánaak (kaw nock) means "people standing together" in the Tlingit language. Legend tells us of a Tlingit clan leader who entered a bay as salmon began to group. The salmon began to come out of the water in a frenzy, appearing as if they were standing on their tails together in the cove. "Kánaak!" said the leader. "Just as our people stand together, so do the salmon."
Ká = man ; naak = stand. The word expresses the uniting of companies Sealaska Corporation and Nypro Inc. standing together for the benefit of our customers. Kánaak Corporation embodies principles developed over millennia and speaks to trade and commerce for which the Tlingit have always been known.
Sealaska is a for-profit Alaska Native corporation representing more than 20,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian shareholders.