These Abalone shells were returned by a student group who had collected them at a community garden over many years. When they started learning more about the Indigenous people whose land they are on and the history of the territory they decided to return more than 30 shells to @villages_of_lisjan through Sogorea Te’.
Abalone used to exist in abundance and were integral to many different Indigenous Lifeways. Now they are nearly gone. Returns like these bring them back into relation with their relatives and lift our spirits. ❤️
To rematriate any stolen, plundered, or otherwise misappropriated cultural items, artifacts, inheritances, trustfunds, houses, or land hit us up.
#rematriate #reflect #reciprocate #return #abaloneshells #sogoreatelandtrust #urbanindigenous #womenled #landtrust
Tule time 🌾
STLT crew gathering and bundling tule with the “Tule Lady,” traditional knowledge keeper Diana Almendariz, next step - a boat! ✨
#tuletime #traditionalgathering #culturalrevitalization #nativeland #cultivatingtradition #landback #rematriatetheland
Indigenous people are still here.
Include and center Indigenous voices in curricula.
Learn about your local Sacred Site struggle.
Learn about your local Indigenous led environmental struggle.
Change the names of parks, school, and other monuments to colonial violence and harm.
Take Action! Support your local Indigenous led land work today!
Hot tips from your favorite Indigenous women led land trust. Feel free to share! Check out our Rematriation Resource Guide to learn more.
#gobeyondacknowledgement #SupportIndigenousLed #sogoreatelandtrust #stillhere #urbanindigenous #womenled #landreturn #landback #rematriation #resources
“As we raise up our dreams we carry in our hearts the struggles of our Indigenous relatives around the world.“
Our co-founder Johnella LaRose collecting flowers for Jakeline Caal, a 7 year old Q’eqchi /Mayan relative whose life was lost in immigration custody while we building the arbor at Lisjan in 2018.
#jakeline #sayhername #honoringourancestors #lisjan #justiceforindigenouspeople #sogoreatelandtrust #rematriatetheland
❤️ Rematriate the Land ❤️
In honor of all of our mamas, in appreciation of matriarchs everywhere, and with wild hope for an Indigenous women led future returning us all to greater balance on this earth, we are delighted to reveal our gorgeous new Rematriate the Land art by the one and only Jackie Fawn.
For us Rematriation is about the return of Indigenous land and lifeways and mothers are essential to our work. We are founded by Indigenous moms. Indigenous moms are on the land and in the lead everyday. We knew we wanted to wanted to work with a Native mom for this collaboration and are so delighted with this beautiful offering. Thank you @jackiefawn and @fishbearstudios. And thank you to all our mamas, most especially Mother Earth. 🌎
Rematriate the Land! And do something nice for a mom this weekend!
(These posters will be popping up at upcoming Bay Area Indigenous events, watch our stories to snag one)
#happymothersday #matriarchylives #Rematriatetheland #nativeland #indigenousland #stolenland #sogoreatelandtrust #jackiefawn #nativeart #indigenousart #indigenouswomenled #landtrust #landreturn #returntoland
The Sogorea Te’s Land Team would like to invite you to come work with us this summer! We are looking for 4 fellows to participate in a knowledge share from June 6th-August 15th, with a commitment to 20hours a week. We would love to share with you and have you share with us! Let’s heal and reindigenize the land together!
“When I look at the seeds we’ve grown for three generations, I see seeds that come with stories and lineages resting in my hands. We take care of these seeds and plants, like grandparents, and in return these Rematriated seeds connect us together "
Victoria Montano In Conversation With Bernadette Zambrano on seed lineages.
Ya Nuunukne Spring Newsletter
Art by @creative_mudafukah
#rematraiteseeds #rematriateknowledge #rematriatetheland #seedsaving #seedlineages #sogoreatelandtrust #YaNuunukne #theytellastory