Founder & Atsiniki Himself
Throughout his life, Charles Robinson has shared truths about his Choctaw Native American heritage to preserve the history of his culture. While visiting his wife's Blackfoot tribe in Alberta, Canada, Charles was gifted with the ceremonial name Atsiniki, meaning Storyteller. Years later, Charles was speaking of tobacco’s significance within his culture — an offering or gift, a shared breath showing respect for another’s point of view, the smoke rising like prayers to the Creator. The telling of his story revealed a friend’s shared reverence for tobacco, rooted in Cuban and Nicaraguan cigar culture. Common ground led to deeper friendships and the collaborative creation of Atsiniki Cigars.