Land Acknowledgement and History

  • We honor this land and its original inhabitants from time immemorial. Signers of the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, they were removed from their homelands to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. Their descendants live on as Grand Ronde Tribal members today, carrying on the traditions and cultures of their ancestors. (This wording has been pre-approved by the Grand Ronde Tribal Council.)

You can read more here:

https://www.grandronde.org/history-culture/history/our-story/

  • We acknowledge our business exists in what was formerly a thriving Black community of Portland from the early 1900s until the 1960s, destroyed by institutionally sanctioned racism. You can read and watch more about the history of North Albina here:

https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/albina-portland-1870/