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Solidarity Funding for Indigenous Sovereignty - Shared screen with speaker view
Z!, They, Louisville (Cherokee and Shawnee land)
55:13
Hey y’all!
Z!, They, Louisville (Cherokee and Shawnee land)
55:28
Feel free to also message me in the chat if you have tech questions.
Z!, They, Louisville (Cherokee and Shawnee land)
56:09
I’ll be muting folks who aren’t speaking. If you want to say something you can use the unmute button in the lower left hand corner of the screen
Z!, They, Louisville (Cherokee and Shawnee land)
58:02
https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-SURJ
Z!, They, Louisville (Cherokee and Shawnee land)
58:06
Closed captioning
Adrienne Kerr
01:15:34
Bravo!
K Nicole Wires
01:20:11
https://sogoreate-landtrust.com/
Roger Drew
01:21:23
Ty for sharing the link
Roger Drew
01:21:46
Here are the links for all the projects:
Roger Drew
01:21:49
For more information about the participants visit them at: Manna-hatta fund mannahattafund.org Sogorea Te Land Trust sogoreate-landtrust.com Real Rent Duwamish realrentduwamish.org
Liz Adhikari
01:29:08
So powerful Ariel! Love the framing of we're given chance to repair the relationship
Dylan Cooke
01:37:44
That’s amazing!!
Liz Adhikari
01:38:19
So great Cheyanna!
Griffen Jeffries
01:41:35
Are you thinking about doing a project like this? If so, what are key questions and/or stuck points that are coming up for you? What are the questions underneath the stuck points?If you are not thinking about doing a project like this, how are you in or not in relationship with the indigenous people that are where you are? Are you doing anything on a concrete level to shift resources to indigenous people where you are? If yes, what? If no, how might you imagine beginning to do so? What are key questions and/or stuck points that are coming up for you? What are the questions underneath the stuck points?
mario Galvan
01:52:33
Mario Galvan mario@zsc.org
Micky Huihui
01:52:45
Mahalo Tyler!!!
mario Galvan
01:53:48
Is anyone familiar with this kind of work on an international level?
Indy SURJ
01:54:25
Could anyone elaborate on the financial/transactional as
Indy SURJ
01:54:41
*aspect to the projects?
Louise Dunlap
01:54:48
brenda—I don’t see your name in the chat list, but I m at changewrite@earthlink.net if you want to get in touch. your neighbor, Louise
Dylan Cooke
01:55:16
@ Indy SURJ, can you say more about what you mean?
Indy SURJ
01:55:43
Do we need to be a 501c3? Do our partners? Is this workable with more than one accountability partner?
Brel Froebe
01:57:43
Ariel mentioned that the Shuumi Land tax wasn't asked for \. Liz and LIberty mentioned that the first step is about building relationships with local tribes. I'm wondering if presenters would be willing to talk in a little more detail of how the projects started, were there any challenges in the beginning, how was trust built, etc.?
Roger Drew
01:58:02
@Mario: Are you thinking of a specific international context? And also I am reminded that an Indigenous woman leader told me all Indigenous work is international—between Nations
Vero Vergara
01:58:46
seconding Indy SURJ’s questions- what mechanisms did you have to build? what/who were elements of technical assistance you had to tap into?
Abby Nelson
01:59:56
really good point Cheyenna! Charity vs gift.
Renee Athay
02:00:36
Agreed—rethinking howe we “value” this offering…solidarity not charity.
Jackson Reed
02:00:44
I've had good experiences giving gifts.
Liz Adhikari
02:01:12
Appreciating "solidarity not charity"
Abby Nelson
02:01:30
Me too! appreciating that language!
Karen Segar
02:01:31
I'm wondering what knowledge/resources are necessary to establish a land trust, and what the implications for managing the land are for that sort of legal structure.
Brel Froebe
02:02:17
Do presenters have any knowledge about starting a project like this with a federally recognized tribe? it seems like the 3 presenters are all working with non-recognized tribes/projects. would there be any differences structurally if you are not working with a 501c3, but instead a sovereign nation?
Liz Adhikari
02:02:23
Ariel should go first!
Shayne Case
02:02:50
My name is Shayne and I am an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. I currently live and work in Portland, OR and travel back to my family tribal land several times a year to bring money and resources. I have a project named Toki Amanwani that aims to connect youth with medicine making and putting the medicine in the hands of the community. I notice that all three of these organizations are in urban settings. In my community, there are not a lot of people to “help”. My question is, how do I get financial resources funneled into more rural projects where there isn’t enough people to “show up” and help? Thank you.
Kenji Tomari
02:04:09
@Shayne that’s a good point.
Dylan Cooke
02:04:55
@Karen, I think that this webinar won’t address how to think about establishing a land trust. The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an Indigenous-led land trust that you could reach out to to ask if they have capacity to talk through their process.
Dylan Cooke
02:05:29
@Shayne, that’s a really good question
Roger Drew
02:08:26
@Shayne~ Its def true there is the concentration of resources more in urban & suburban areas more than rural areas. One idea Z! mentioned was maybe a rural-urban partnership opportunity.
Andrea Reany
02:08:34
@Shayne thanks for your question. I am also in a rural area in Ohio and it presents different challenges for resource transfer.
Cheyenna Weber
02:09:11
@shayne Yeah, we’re betting on density with NYC for sure. I’m also connected to a Native group in West Virginia where I grew up that shares your problem. For them, I’ve been seeking to connect them to folks I know back there with wealth or access to resources. Limited success so far. Another idea might be to team up with other groups in a region so that you all can share the burden of the labor and distribute what you raise.
mackenzie
02:09:19
Question from Toronto, Canada maybe specifically for Cheyanna... What was the process of selecting the org that is receiving the $. In Toronto, there are many different groups of Indigenous people that have historical ties to the area and also similar to Shane’s point above, there are many Indigenous folks in Toronto who are from different places so it makes less sense to do a land trust with one specific tribe. Wondering about the process of selection and accountability for that process.
Margot Seigle
02:10:40
yes also thinking from rural perspective!
Lucy Waechter Webb
02:10:46
following rural questions too....would love to hear more from folks
Liz Adhikari
02:11:00
I'm super interested in your question Shayne, and thinking through how something like this would work in Rural areas too.
Cheyenna Weber
02:13:32
It could be a map like this: http://www.soulfirefarm.org/get-involved/reparations/
K Nicole Wires
02:13:39
Shane -- I wonder if an effort to reach urban folks from rural areas might be effective. Doing political education for people who are currently in rural areas but benefitted from colonization in their personal or family histories in rural areas to encourage contributions this way
Shayne Case
02:13:43
I would love that, Liberty!
Kenji Tomari
02:13:48
re: searching your zip code, ICYMI map of indigenous lands
Kenji Tomari
02:13:50
https://native-land.ca/
Roger Drew
02:15:03
@Shayne - U might be able to add ur project to that map
Cheyenna Weber
02:15:32
This is also a regional Indigenous-Black project that could be a path other places https://nefoclandtrust.org/
Renee Athay
02:15:42
I have lived in CO, NM and UT—often no formal addresses for folks on res…Rural Utah Project is supporting a new GPS addressing drop—local folks putting up these GPS “addresses” so people can vote—but also may be a tech use for forming ways for people to donate—such remoteness creates extra challenges.
danielle west
02:16:38
Thinking on relationship to place, curious if the three programs are targeting contributions from resident-settlers or also from visitors/tourist-settlers?Marinating on intersection of strategies around Indigenous Land Tax, Real Rent, reparative gifts and potentials for decolonial tourist tax, etc. Have the panelists had any conversations around differences and parallels there?Thinking of this question about so-called Seattle/Oakland/NYC, and about recent increases in anti-colonial resistance in Borikén (Puerto Rico) and Hawai’i.
Brel Froebe
02:22:37
I'm in Nooksack Lummi Territory, is anyone else in that region?my contact info is brel.alexandre@gmail.com
Z!, They, Louisville (Cherokee and Shawnee land)
02:25:07
You can contact us with any questions or comments to keep in touch at anticolonialsolidarity@gmail.com
Cara Silverberg
02:25:08
I’m in Nipmuc and Abenaki traditional territory. Anyone in this region, please email me - I’d love to stay connected! cara.m.silverberg@gmail.com.
Z!, They, Louisville (Cherokee and Shawnee land)
02:25:29
We will send a follow up e-mail with the recording to everyone who registered.
Louise Dunlap
02:25:33
arefolks familiar with Eduard Villaneuva’s book Decolonizing Wealth?
Z!, They, Louisville (Cherokee and Shawnee land)
02:25:41
Thanks everyone!!!
Kenji Tomari
02:25:43
Thank you all so much!!
Bridget Brehen/NISGUA
02:25:49
Thank you everyone!
Roger Drew
02:26:16
Thx everyone!
Micky Huihui
02:26:28
MAHALO NUI LOA E NĀ HOA!!! So grateful for your mana and time ~ aloha nui <3
Z!, They, Louisville (Cherokee and Shawnee land)
02:26:29
You can contact us with any questions or comments to keep in touch at anticolonialsolidarity@gmail.com
Laura Shadley
02:26:38
Thank you all for showing up and doing the work. I'm from the Klamath Nation, living on Creek Territory
Liz Adhikari
02:26:40
Thank you to everyone for joining the conversation!!
Roger Drew
02:26:40
💗🌸
Cheyenna Weber
02:26:45
@louise yes that’s a helpful book. He has also started a fund to move money to Native folks on his decolonizing wealth website I think, called Liberated Capital