Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban, Indigenous, women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Through the practices of rematriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration, Sogorea Te’ Land Trust calls on Native and Non-Native peoples to heal and transform the legacies of colonization, genocide, and patriarchy, and to do the work the ancestors and future generations are calling us to do. Sogorea Te’ Land Trust envisions a Bay Area in which Ohlone language and ceremony are an active, thriving part of the cultural landscape, where Ohlone place names and history are known and recognized, and where intertribal Indigenous communities have affordable housing, social services, cultural centers, and land to live, work, and pray on. This work is supported in part by “Shuumi Land Tax,” a voluntary contribution given by guests in the territory to recognize the benefits received from the legacy of colonization.
Sogorea Te’ is centered in Huchuin, the ancestral homeland of Chochenyo-speaking Lisjan Ohlone people, now known as the East Bay.