We recognize and acknowledge the privilege to establish our company on land that belonged to traditional Eastern Algonquin, Lenape, Weckquaesgeeks, Wappinger, and Canarsee Peoples.
We honor the Munsee Peoples language used to describe the land, known as Manhattan, which translates to ‘gather bow’; a historic island where Indiginous Peoples gathered hickory wood ideal for bows.
We are aware that in 1625, the Island of Manhattan was acquired by Dutch colonists through a negotiation with Seyseys, the chief of the Canarsee Peoples, for tradable goods worth 60 gold pennies, approximately $24.
Today, many of the descendants of Lenape Peoples live in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Ontario, and New Jersey, a result of relocation by the United States Government and the British Crown.
We pay our respect to the Elders of the Lenape Peoples.