Dry Land Distillers respectfully acknowledge the land on which we operate and the lands on which our ingredients are grown are traditional and ancestral lands of many indigenous peoples, including, but not limited to, the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Ute Nations.
We acknowledge, with respect, that the Pima, Akimel O'odham and Tohono O'odham were among the indigenous peoples who were the original stewards of the land on which our White Sonora Wheat and Prickly Pear Cactus are grown and harvested. The lands where Antero Wheat are grown once housed, nourished and were protected by those of the Cheyenne, Arapahoe and Ute Nations and peoples.
Our team is honored to directly support Native Seeds Search, a non-profit that seeks to conserve and promote the arid-adapted crop diversity of the Southwest in support of sustainable farming and food security.
The organization works diligently to find, protect and preserve the seeds of the people of the Greater Southwest so that these arid adapted crops may benefit all peoples and nourish a changing world.
These goals are directly compatible with our mission at Dry Land Distillers. Over the next few years we will work to create opportunities for Native growers to plant culturally important varieties of wheat, corn, cactus or other grains to create commercially viable crops that can be used by bakers, chefs, distillers and brewers. We believe this can create economic opportunities for Native communities, while being a catalyst to help reestablish culturally important grains that might otherwise be forgotten.
We acknowledge this is only a small action, and it will take time to drive significant change - but we must start somewhere. We hope each of you will join us in your own way. If you enjoy Dry Land spirits and want to help, donate to or become a member of Native Seed Search.
Thank you for making our home a more equitable and safe place for all people.