Shoemaker Minnetonka issued an apology to the Native assemblage for profiting disconnected the culture.
"We profoundly and meaningfully apologize for having benefited from selling Native-inspired designs without straight honoring Native civilization oregon communities," said David Miller, CEO of Minnetonka.
The company, which is known for its moccasins, said it's committed to taking a "more progressive and nationalist stance successful supporting Native communities."
Miller, who reiterated that Minnetonka is not Native-owned, elaborate 5 commitments the institution is making to Native American communities.
He said the institution is making a concerted effort to enlistee Native American workers. Miller added that the company's marque connection volition alteration to supply greater transparency to the Native American influence. Minnetonka volition besides beryllium collaborating with Native designers portion gathering concern relationships with Native-owned companies. Lastly, Miller said helium is committed to contributing wealth to Native American causes.
"We volition proceed to determination guardant successful a mode that acknowledges and honors the Native American culture, design, and radical who person influenced our marque and business," Miller said.