MOUNTAIN Smokes Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
We would like to acknowledge that The Hempshire Group, Inc., and its operational facilities of MOUNTAIN Smokes, is located on the traditional territory, and current and ancestral lands and homes of The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an historic Palm Springs based federally recognized Native American Tribe with more than 500 members. The Tribe is steward to more than 31,500 acres of ancestral land. The cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage as well as portions of unincorporated Riverside County, CA span across the boundaries of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation.
We recognize, honor and pay respect to these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and water on which we are now present. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold ourselves and our corporate partners more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples. We honor the Agua Caliente and other Indigenous caretakers of these lands and waters, the elders who lived here before, the Indigenous today, and the generations to come. We invite all who read this to learn more about the Agua Caliente at https://www.aguacaliente.org/.
Our company's operations and facilities in Orange County, CA are located on the homelands of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples who, in the face of on-going settler colonialism, continue to claim their place and act as stewards of their ancestral lands as they have for the past 8,000 years. Our recognition is an expression of our gratitude, respect, and appreciation and is intended to honor the indigenous peoples who have been living and working on and preserving this land from time immemorial.
The Hempshire Group, Inc. acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, and we respectfully honor and recognize the original and current caretakers of this land, water, and air: the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples and all of their ancestors and descendants, past, present, and future. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on these homelands, and promise to do our best to promote education and respect for our Indigenous peoples, without whom we would not have the opportunities we have today.