After five years of conversation and collaboration, Mugworts land and cabins have officially been returned to the stewardship of the Indigenous women led Sogorea Te’ Land Trust!
Mugworts started as a healing and wealth redistribution project, establishing a sliding scale, Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (QTBIPOC) centered retreat space to support social justice movement building. This project was created with the intention of moving it out of speculative land ownership into collective care of a land trust. Our members were connected to Sogorea Te’ Land Trust through years of community collaboration and worked in partnership to establish agreements, share space, and shape our collective priorities.
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women led community organization returning land to Indigenous hands in the greater Bay Area. The project and land is located in the ancestral territory of the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo people of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the Kashia Pomo. As an Indigenous led organization based in Confederated Villages of Lisjan Nation territory, Sogorea Te’ engaged protocol by reaching out to both tribal groups to share our collaboration in their territory and extend an invitation for participation in the project if desired. We have connected with some tribal members around this and the invitation to
participate and access the space remains open if capacity or interest ever arises.
The land is now held in trust by Sogorea Te. Mugworts continues as a QTBIPOC community project, continuing its own purpose and moving towards sustainability. The collective launched an artist and activist residency earlier this year, inviting value-aligned projects to nominate a resident for a paid retreat at the space. Sogorea Te’ Land Trust staff participate, have access to the space and are members of the organizing committee.
Read about the Mugworts Cabin Project!
Contribute to the Mugworts QTBIPOC Artist and Activist residency
Support the Sogorea Te Rematriate the Land Fund.