Charles belongs to the Choctaw tribe and his wife belongs to the Blackfoot tribe. 21 years ago, they started a non-profit organization called The Red Road.
Charles belongs to the Choctaw tribe and his wife belongs to the Blackfoot tribe. 21 years ago, they started a non-profit organization called The Red Road. The Red Road exists to empower and share hope with Native American communities all over the country. He travels with his wife, Siouxsan, and their 7 children to do this incredible work.
A couple of years ago, Charles and his wife came up with a brilliant way to support the non-profit so they didn’t have to spend so much time fundraising. So, they started a cigar company! It’s called Atsiniki Cigars. Atsiniki means “Storyteller” in Choctaw. Their three cigars right now are named after three of their seven children: Nanaiya means Peace, Imaiya means Victory, and the Tashka means Warrior or Warrior Spirit.
Follow Charles on Instagram. Visit The Red Road and Atsiniki Cigars to learn more about what they do and how you can get involved. If you’re ever coming through Nashville, stop by Smoker’s Abbey to grab some Atsiniki cigars. Hit me up and maybe I’ll join you!
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