About us

Ka·kin Group of Companies,

wholly owned by Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi ‘it (First Nation), is committed to nurturing the prosperity and sustainability for the Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi ‘it community and its members. The envisioned prosperity encompasses self-determined well-being, involving positive economic, financial, social, and cultural outcomes.

Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it has tasked Ka·kin with supporting Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it First Nation with economic sustainability. This is to be delivered through the enhanced participation in regional economies, alignment with key Alliance Partners for increased capacity and competency, creating new ownership opportunities within various operational entities, and engaging in developmental activities that align with the long-term vision and values of both the organization and the Nation.

The establishment of Ka·kin Group of Companies marks a significant milestone in the economic development journey for Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi Nation. With a firm commitment towards responsible stewardship and strategic decision making, we seek to chart a path towards self-sufficiency and prosperity that honours Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi ‘it people’s culture and values for generations to come.

Through diversified business ventures, job creation, and partnerships in key sectors, Ka·kin Lands and Resource Development Corporation, seeks to empower our community, foster socio-economic independence, and build a legacy of prosperity that honours Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi tradition and values.

Ka·kin symbolizes more than a name

it embodies a fundamental spirit deeply ingrained in the Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi Nation Teachings.

Known for its lifelong loyalty and dedication to the pack’s well being, Ka·kin safeguards the vulnerable, nurtures the young, and respects the wisdom of the elderly.

Former Nasukin (Chief) Mary Mahseelah highlighted Ka·kin’s spiritual significance, respected by medicine, men and warriors.

The logo, depicting Ka·kin (Wolf) amid forests and mountains, signifies its symbiotic bond with the Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi ‘it ancestral lands.

It illustrates Ka·kin (Wolf) as a guardian and steward of the land, drawing vitality from nature. This imagery resonates with the community, symbolizing their respect of the land and commitment to its preservation.  

The story behind the Wolf

The story behind our organization’s name and logo, Ka·kin meaning “wolf” in Ktunaxa, is a story of deep connection to tradition, culture, and land.

The Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi Chief and Council (2016) sought a name resonating with community essence, leading to Ka·kin embodying strength, loyalty, and guardianship. 

Former Nasukin (Chief) Mary Mahseelah emphasized Ka·kin’s significance as a symbol of protection and guidance, highly esteemed by the akanunik people.

Corporate Governance

Ka·kin Group of Companies is privately and wholly owned by Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi ‘it. Ka·kin is governed by an independent Board of Directors along with the CEO and Executive Leadership team.