In this webinar, we will hear about the work of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust to facilitate the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people. We will also learn about the Shuumi Land Tax, an inspiring new model for redistributing wealth to Indigenous communities.
Giving Shuumi: Philanthropy’s Role in Redistributing Wealth & Supporting the Return of Indigenous Land
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As our society experiences a long overdue racial awakening, the philanthropic sector is simultaneously beginning to reckon with its role in reinforcing a racist economic system that has violently extracted wealth, land and power from Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities.
Over the past year, philanthropy has made considerable progress in moving financial resources to communities who have been most harmed by systemic racism. Yet it is clear that we have only scratched the surface of our sector’s moral obligation to dismantle the overlapping systems of oppression that our communities experience on a daily basis. Furthermore, we know that in order to truly move toward healing and repair, we must support the return of land stolen from Indigenous communities along with the revitalization of cultures and languages that have been lost as a result of centuries of land theft and attempted genocide.
In response to last summer’s racial justice uprisings, Justice Funders curated a series of blog posts and webinars on Dismantling White Supremacy and Anti-Blackness. This year, we are building on this work to invite the philanthropic community to support Indigenous-led and governed efforts that are building the cultural, political and economic power of Indigenous communities to have self-determination and create a vibrant future for generations to come.
This webinar is part of a larger conversation that we kicked off earlier this spring, inviting philanthropy to consider its role in the redistribution of wealth and the return of Indigenous land. Following the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to join an interactive workshop for foundation staff and trustees to work through the nuts and bolts of paying institutional Shuumi. We strongly encourage your participation in a follow up webinar in November, in which we will discuss philanthropy’s role in the movement for land rematriation.
Philanthropy has an important role to play in repairing our broken relationships with each other and the land we live on. Join us to be part of a growing movement to honor the communities whose land we occupy and to support the work of rematriation, cultural and language revitalization, and land restoration, all of which are necessary for actualizing our vision of a Just Transition to regenerative economies.
- Corrina Gould, Sogorea Te’ Land Trust
- Melissa Nelson, The Cultural Conservancy
- Kat Gilje, Ceres Trust
- Maria Nakae, Justice Funders