Tax Season is a great time to learn about Shuumi Land Tax
The Shuumi Land Tax is a voluntary annual contribution that non-Indigenous people living on the Confederated Villages of Lisjan’s territory can make to support the critical work of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust.
Our Shuumi Land Tax calculator offers suggested contributions based on your relationship to the land you are on.
We offer Institutional Shuumi Land Tax for businesses, churches, schools, and foundations.
Institutions own or rent large amounts of land and use a proportionate amount of local resources. This is an opportunity to enter into a restorative relationship with the local Indigenous community. Find out more about Institutional Shuumi here.
Foundations and philanthropic institutions are also engaging with Shuumi and the histories of the land they are on. This article about Institutional Shuumi and Philanthropy from Justice Funders shares some of the important steps foundations are taking to transform philanthropy.
If you already give Shuumi another way to support is to share about it with others. Talk about it with your family, friends, and neighbors. Organize your reading group to learn more about the land you are on and commit to a monthly or annual Shuumi Land Tax contribution. If you work with any major Institutions, encourage them to think about how to contribute to Indigenous led land work. If you are hosting an event, put out some Shuumi postcards.
We do not have Shuumi Lawn Signs at this time, but we do have other materials including postcards and stickers. if you would like to help spread the word please contact us at info (at) rematriatetheland.org
Shuumi In The News
Native Land Taxes: Roadmap to Reparations The Guardian
Indigenous Solidarity Tax Resource Guide
Are you a part of a group interested in learning more about starting a land tax in your area?
This is a Resource Guide for Indigenous Solidarity Funding Projects compiled by the Indigenous Solidarity Network and representatives from Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, Real Rent Duwamish, and the Manna-hatta Fund.