We, the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, an Indigenous, women-led organization write this statement in solidarity with our Black relatives and in support of the movement for Black Liberation, and against police brutality.
We are co-founded and led by the original stewards of the land we live on, and are made up of an inter-tribal community of urban Indigenous people in the territory of Huichin/Oakland.
We live in a country founded on genocide and slavery, built on stolen land, and stolen lives. We share the grief of displacement from our ancestral lands, the theft of our languages and cultures, the loss of our children, and the intergenerational trauma caused by extractive companies and governments.
Black and Indigenous peoples share a deep wound from these foundational violations. In resistance to these atrocities, Sogorea Te’ calls on us all to heal from the legacies of colonialism and genocide, to remember different ways of living, and to do the work that our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do…
Black life is sacred. Protect Black life. Protect the sacred.
Support Black-led and Black-focused projects.
Support Black Businesses.