Our Cooperative community recognizes and acknowledges that the land Open Harvest occupies is the ancestral home and contemporary territory of the Ponca, Pawnee, Santee Sioux, Winnebago, Omaha, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Otoe-Missouria people. We honor the resiliency of these tribal nations, both past and present. As well as the historical contexts that continue to affect the Indigenous people. The displacement and atrocities to the first stewards of this sacred land have not been forgotten. Open Harvest is furthering this commitment by working with the people to offer services and space within our establishment to promote traditional foods and assist in building healthier stronger communities. We recognize the land is the traditional territory and home to these nations long before written history. The land and community will continue to carry their stories. We humbly take on this tradition as a sign of respect for the indigenous peoples, traditional territories, and plight for the preservation of the culture.