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Acknowledgements

Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity

A rainbow pride flag in the background. In the midground, a circular transgender pride flag. In the foreground, a clenched fist with various shades of brown for BIPOC.

Broken Top Farm believes that we all have a role in making this world a better place, every day, little by little. We have a platform of a business, we are a role model for some, and we are a public resource for goat knowledge. Having these platforms provides opportunity to do the important work, the hard work. Until its no longer hard work to stand up for what's right for all. We do not make these moral choices because any one group of people is superior. Rather, we hold these values because there are far too many groups of people being oppressed, silenced, murdered, and ignored.

We take responsibility to honor and value diversity.

We recognize the challenging steps towards justice and accept our responsibility in being equitable.

We offer inclusivity and accessibility with an open mind.

We support minority businesses.

We respect and consider a variety of cultures and religions.

We recognize the many inequalities and systematic put-downs that minority groups deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Improvement in all these areas is a life-long feat. We're here to promise that we will always try to do better.

 While we may never be able to see every perspective - all perspectives will be heard, respected, and sympathized with.

 

You are valued here.    You are welcome here.    You are supported here.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

A circular logo for the Klamath Tribe. On the outside is a pale yellow ring with the three Klamath tribes listed. Inside the circle are various wildlife and the shape of the tribal lands.

Broken Top Farm is rested among the homelands of the Klamath Tribes: the Klamath, the Modoc, and the Yahooskin-Paiute people.

The Klamath tribes resided on these lands long before we can imagine. They provided for the lands, and the lands provided to them.

In 1864, a treaty was signed with the United States government to allow fishing, hunting, and water rights to settlers. They surrendered nearly 22 million acres, leaving their tribes with only 1.5 million acres. Despite this tremendous reduction, the Klamath tribes became some of the wealthiest and most successful in the country.

In 1954, the federal government broke their treaty and passed the Klamath Termination Act. This removed all land rights, concessions, and protection from the federal government. Despite the tribes having an overwhelming vote against this. The purpose of this harmful act was simply to allow the federal government access to the abundant resources in the area.

In 1986, after many years of lobbying and perseverance, the Klamath tribes regained federal recognition and restoration. However, the Klamath tribe was not granted any physical lands back, only their recognition. They were the only tribe to have this condition. 

Today, the Klamath Tribes are one of nine sovereign, indigenous nations in Oregon. The mission of the Klamath Tribes is to protect, preserve and enhance the spiritual, cultural, and physical values and resources of the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin-Paiute people by maintaining the customs and heritage of their ancestors. They teach, “naanok ?ans naat sat’waYa naat ciiwapk diceew’a” - We help each other; We will live well.”

We respect the forceful sacrifices made by these people and many others.

 

We help each other.

We will live well.

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