Sogorea Te Land Trust and Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the San Francisco Bay Area

Keywords: Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Land Trust, Native Food Pathways, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, TEK, Food Justice, Land Access, Sacred Site Protection

Abstract

Indigenous food sovereignty is about much more than consumption choices, food access, and tradi­tional knowledge; it is fundamentally about access to land for sacred ceremony and traditional prac­tice. This article will highlight an innovative case study in indigenous land “rematriation” (returning the land to its original stewards and inhabitants) on the occupied lands of the Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone peoples, also known as Oakland or the East San Francisco Bay Area of California, through a partnership with Sogorea Te Land Trust, an urban indigenous women-led land trust, and Planting Justice, a food-justice nonprofit based in Oakland.

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Author Biographies

K. Nicole Wires, Planting Justice

Permaculture Designer

Johnella LaRose, Sogorea Te’ Land Trust

2501 Harrison St.; Oakland, CA 94612 USA

Published
2019-11-22
How to Cite
Wires, K. N., & LaRose, J. (2019). Sogorea Te Land Trust and Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the San Francisco Bay Area. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(B), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2019.09B.003