The owners of both Orca Bay and Odyssey bring a common vision and business philosophy as well. Sealaska Corporation acquired a majority interest in Odyssey earlier this year. Tokusui Corporation of America is the long-time owner of Orca Bay. Both Sealaska and Tokusui share a foundation built on honesty, community and respect and those core beliefs will continue to guide the new combined enterprise.
(pictured right - Nora Dauenhauer featured on the cover of the 2014 Sealaska Annual Report, along with Lejon Robertson, Jr. Images by Todd Antioquia)
In 2014, Sealaska looked to Nora and a young descendant, Lejon Robertson, to represent Sealaska’s financial success and remaining “On The Path”. “As we looked at how we represent our financial performance for 2014, we went back to a core Native value called Haa Shuká,”...read more
“I haven’t been more than two weeks in the same spot,” Sealaska intern Mitch Haldane says with a laugh. “A lot of times my duffle bag doesn’t leave my trunk.” 24-year-old Haldane has spent the summer collecting water quality samples for Sealaska Environmental Services (SES). His internship took him from Adak, Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands to several sites throughout Washington State. The data from the samples he’s collected will be used by SES’s clients to help protect the environment,...read more
Q: What did you do at SHI? Sierra: The research I did this summer will be used for an upcoming museum exhibit that will give visitors a large touch-screen map, where they can see the historical travels and migration patterns of our ancestors and how those relate to the naming of places and tie into Tlingit myths and legends. Later, this will be turned into a software program that can be used by teachers across the state.
Averie: It is called “Knowing Your Place,”...read more
Along with professional experience in Sealaska’s offices and businesses, the program helps interns reconnect with their Alaska Native roots. They hiked to the Mendenhall Glacier, sang Tlingit songs in Hoonah and ate traditional Native foods. The week in Southeast Alaska gave the interns a chance to be immersed in the land, language and culture of the...read more
Sealaska’s internship program offers shareholders and descendants a summer of professional experience. Interns work in departments such as accounting, environmental, natural resources, corporate communications, software development and cultural non-profit. Interns are offered competitive compensation, travel expenses and a housing stipend.">Share 0 Comments
It’s 60 degrees, and the misty rain feels like someone is constantly flicking water on my face. The Mendenhall Glacier and Thunder Mountain loom across the Mendenhall River. Seeing the snow in summer makes the water I’m about to step in look colder than it is. These may not be ideal conditions to stand-up paddleboard, but I struggle onto the floating board with the help of Anthony Mallott, Sealaska’s CEO. He and his wife Mandy are hosting all the Sealaska interns for an evening at his...read more
Our businesses continue to drive our growth at Sealaska in 2017 and we are on track to achieve our short-term financial goal that net income from our businesses will cover our costs and our non-business investments in community and culture related activities.
This goal was the primary financial goal within our 2012 strategic plan. In our plan, our target was to be profitable before 7i and investment income by the end of 2017.
We have passed the halfway point of 2017 and we expect...read more
Sealaska partners with TRAYLS through the efforts of Bob Girt. Bob is a former Sealaska engineer, who now focuses on bringing awareness to potential careers in the timber industry. Girt says TRAYLS students were in Kake for the month of June and Prince of Wales for the remainder of the 2017 summer. The program provides hands on training for a variety of forestry skills.