We acknowledge the sacredness of the lands and waters on which we live and work. As a co-operative, we acknowledge that we exist under the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Treaty, and humbly accept our responsibility to share and care for the lands and resources around the Great Lakes. The Dish With One Spoon Wampum is a peace agreement woven between Haudenosaunee Confederacy and allied nations after the Onkwehon:we strife. The wampum affirms the need for all of us to use the spoon to take only what we need, and the mutual responsibility to care for the health of the whole (the dish). We are grateful for the many teachings of the wampum that tells us that peace is possible, though the path to get there will be hard. We are all treaty people, and we are all responsible to ensure that the dish is kept healthy for future generations.