Dishgamu Humboldt Community Land Trust
Dishgamu Humboldt Community Land Trust is an Indigenous led land trust organized under the Wiyot Tribe based in the Humboldt Bay Area in Northern California. Through land return, Dishgamu seeks to return public and private land within the unceded ancestral territory to the Wiyot Tribe. Dishgamu Humboldt calls on Native and non-native peoples to heal intergenerational trauma through the protection, preservation cultural and environmental restoration of Wiyot Land.
Dishgamu also seeks to 1) prioritize Wiyot people in affordable housing to allow Wiyot people to remain in their homelands, 2) protect and Environmentally, Culturally, and Ceremonially restore land, 3) take action against climate through deep green building practices and cultural, ceremonial, and environmental restoration of green spaces. 4) Develop and train local people through our projects to produce living wage jobs in our area and to bring best practices in construction, energy production, building materials, and housing design to Humboldt County.
We aim to restore Wiyot people to their rightful place in relationship with their ancestral land. Wiyot language and ceremony are an active, thriving part of the cultural landscape, where Wiyot place names are restored recognized and where intertribal Indigenous communities have affordable housing, living wage jobs. Dishgamu Humboldt is centered in Jaroujiji (Eureka, CA), the ancestral homeland of the Wiyot Tribe, now known as the Humboldt Bay area. Dishgamu Humboldt literally means Love Humboldt in Soulutluk, Wiyot Language.