Land Acknowledgment & Solidarity with Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Info

SubRosa is part of the Hub Community Center, in downtown Santa Cruz, CA which is the ancestral territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, land which was coercively taken from them by waves of colonizers. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.

Do you want to join SubRosa in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band?

-Contribute to The Humunya Foundation of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, a 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation under the Internal Revenue Code.  As such, donations made to the Humunya Foundation are tax deductable. The Humunya Foundation was created to fund raise, facilitate Tribal cultural activities and conduct outreach to the public.  More information

-Sign up for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust email list for more information and opportunities to get involved.

-Consider making a monthly donation to Amah Mutsun Land Trust to support the tribe's Indigenous stewardship and cultural relearning work. 

-Check out / to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. Actions include:  Sign the petition to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county.

And happening now! - Amah Mutsun Families COVID-19 Relief Fund (and see at fundraiser how money is well spent) - “This is a fundraiser to assist Amah Mutsun Tribal Band members during the COVID-19 crisis. Funds will be used for personal protective equipment (PPE), food, elder care, medical supplies and transportation, school-related supplies/technology for distance learning, rent assistance for those most in need.” (Text excerpt from fundraiser)

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This acknowledgement is not an end but is part of an ongoing process of engagement, with the legacy of colonialism, with critically examining and acting to challenge the ways this is still present systemically and how this impacts individuals, especially indigenous peoples, and the land in a variety of ways.

And here’s a land acknowledgment from the BIPOC Liberation Collective that is also resonate 

And more info... 

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