Skip to comments.CEO of Minnetonka Moccasins apologizes for profiting from Native American culture
Posted on 10/13/2021 7:45:54 PM PDT by simpson96
The CEO of Minnetonka Moccasins issued an apology for profiting off of Native American culture.
The company is pledging to do more to support tribal communities and timed its Monday apology to coincide with Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day.
“We deeply and meaningfully apologize for having benefited from selling Native-inspired designs without directly honoring Native culture or communities,” said Minnetonka CEO David Miller in a statement posted to the company's website. “While Minnetonka has evolved beyond our original product set, moccasins remain a core part of our brand, and in 2020 we began to step up our commitment to the culture to which we owe so much.”
The company said it has hired Adrienne Benjamin, who is a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, as a reconciliation adviser.
"We have been listening to and learning from voices in the Native community to live up to and expand upon the action plan we originally developed in fall of 2020," read the company's statement. "We are grateful to our Native American advisors, who continually provide valuable insight and counsel on our plans and the specifics of its execution."
"We will continue to move forward in a manner that acknowledges and honors the Native American culture, design, and people who have influenced our brand and business. This journey will remain important to our company forever," Miller said.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
"Courtesy of Minnetonka Moccasin's Facebook page. From left: Jori Miller Sherer, president; Adrienne Benjamin, reconciliation advisor; and David Miller, CEO."
This is not the world I want to live in. A spirit of insanity has spread across the land.
The insanity only picks up speed... God, help us.
Nose rings are cultural appropriation too. Cancel the fat chick.
Guess no more canoes.
I would not be at all surprised if the very young looking president inherited or otherwise took over the company from Daddy retiring or passing on, then the indoctrination and wokism went forward full-tilt.
So now, no non-Chinese can manufacture “Chinese food”, hmm?
Remember when corporate officers promoted their companies in positive ways? The incessant whining and negativity have become so tedious.
I salute your exploring spirit, Christopher Columbus! You weren’t a perfect man, but neither was/is any other human being in this fallen world full of sinners (including Native Americans).
Or serve it….this country is losing its mind catering to these mentally ill individuals.
This idiocy needs to stop.
The state of Minnesota apologizes for having an indian name in ..3..2..1
I know a lot of Indians and aint any of them stupid like this guy
As does INDIANA, ILLINOIS and who knows how many more.
What came first, won ton or ravioli?
that got me to thinking so I googled it...lol... just as I thought ..... Where are Minnetonka products manufactured? Minnetonka Moccasin manufactures in the Dominican Republic and China.
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the Dominican Republic
Where are Minnetonka products manufactured? Minnetonka Moccasin manufactures in the Dominican Republic and China.
Oh, brother. My wife was born and raised on the Crow Agency and is appalled by this kind of condescending crap.
Are you trying to start an international incident? Good God man!!
Reconciliation advisor?? What in the world is that?
I’m certain this CEO is hopeful that his newfound concern over what native tribes may have called ‘shoes’ in the past, coupled with his public repenting, will result in positive PR and increased sales.
I am doubtful that will be the result.
Nothing pleased me more than when my buddy Jerry made Chief in the USN, and I could say “How Chief” and he would say ‘How’
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