Soje is the only Native American tribally owned-and-operated hemp cigarette brand in the United States.
Our name comes from the Ioway name for “smoke”: Soje (pronounced Soje). Our cigarettes allow for a longer draw or pull, which allows our customers to enjoy our good smoke longer than traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Our land is one of our most valuable and sacred resources.
Soje approaches its cultivation of hemp and other herbs used in our blends the same way we approach daily life. We give thanks for the land we’ve been charged to be over. Being good stewards of our land means we utilize our soil and its ecosystem to tend to our crops in such a way that we make it richer instead of stripping it of its contents by the time we reap our harvest.
Tribal Values of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska People
at Soje is to offer the world’s first Native American hemp cigarette made with native american smoking herbs, 100% natural materials, and a guarantee that 100% of our revenues go directly back to native american communities so that we can achieve our mission.
All while holding true to our 3 core values:
To support Native American communities
To honor the land through regenerative farming practices
To only use natural materials in everything we produce
Aside from our vision and mission, our customers are the heart of our brand.
We know that our loyal customers seek us out because they are looking for something they want, but can’t find with the level of integrity we provide. Soje intentionally creates a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. In fact, our hemp cigarettes are often used to aid in tobacco cessation specifically. Whether you are looking for the ritual of smoking a joint without the legal ramifications, seeking the benefits of CBD without the mental high that comes along with imbibing THC-rich products, or are quitting tobacco cigarettes and need a healthier alternative, you are sure to enjoy our products.
Regenerative farming allows food growers to create an ideal subterranean home for soil microbes that, in turn, deliver nutrients to plants, improve soil function (including fertility and water infiltration) and increase the nutrient density of the food they produce—at far less cost than conventional farming practices. Due to climate change, regenerative farming has become far more important as we begin to see how changing our agriculture can help us save our soils and our environment. Prior to regenerative agriculture and pre-colonization, regenerative farming was a way of life that native people used for millennia. One of the ways we stop climate change in its tracks is through regenerative farming (also called regenerative agriculture), which is why it is reemerging as a farming practice.
Regenerative farming, also called regenerative agriculture, is a practice used to increase biodiversity and carbon in our soils. This type of farming varies depending upon the ecosystem in which it is being practiced. For instance, tropical ecosystems require different regenerative practices than prairie regions. Nonetheless, regenerative farming can be broken down into three general applications:
- No-till farming - growing crops with minimal soil disturbance.
- Regenerative grazing - a practice where livestock graze in pastures for a set amount of time. After such time, they are moved to a different pasture to graze. This results in no need for tilling and an increased diversity of plant, animal and microbial life, all of which benefit the soil, and hence, our planet.
- Agroforestry - is the intentional land-management system where the integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal farming systems are used to create environmental, economic, and social benefits. This system allows for biological inter-species interactions that benefit the entire ecosystem.