Global Community Initiatives
White supremacy and systemic racism in Vermont have made it difficult for BIPOC to advance economically, socially, and politically. This project proposes to fund access to land, indigenous culture revitalization, food sovereignty, regenerative land practices, and cooperative business development to heal the damage of the past and build racial equity.

Land we acquire through donation, discount, equitable leases, or fee simple purchase will be transferred to trained land stewards who will work with the land to restore it to health, build housing, create livelihoods, and be safe and supportive community space for BIPOC. Community and conservation land trusts will hold the land in perpetuity.  

Training provided through the project will foster regenerative practices in agroecology and forestry, will revitalize indigenous culture and language, and will provide cooperative business skills for entrepreneurs involved in the land-based community development. Whole communities will be formed to learn our way to a Just Transition.
OUR PROJECT TEAM
Abenaki Helping Abenaki (AHA)
Our mission is to build our community and ensure long-term sustainability; to protect our customs and traditions; and to revive our culture and celebrate our heritage while sharing it with those around us. N'dakinna (our homeland) is nestled among the lakes, rivers, and forests of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.  Our connection to this land is our birthright and obligation to advocate for our ancestral territory so that its uniqueness and beauty will be protected for the generations to come.
Center for Grassroots Organizing
Our purpose is to build grassroots organizing, education, training, direct action, and other efforts to help unite contemporary social movements into an effective mass movement. The Center is a place to apply our dedication to racial justice with boots on the ground, proactively sharing resources. A place for all of us to connect with the farming and agricultural community, to reconfigure our relationship with our unstable food systems in readiness for the impacts of climate change.
Kunsi Keya
Over the last 22 years, Kunsi Keya founders, leaders, and community have touched the lives of thousands of women and their families, providing a safe place where all can connect to native teachings through Sundance, the Inipi, and other ceremonies and activities. In particular, simply the existence of Women’s Sundance, its story and continuation despite many challenges, has provided an inspiring model for empowerment.