Who's Land Am I Living On?
Finding out what people originally inhabited any given area can be more difficult than you might imagine. Tribal boundries might overlap or change over time. The best way to learn about your local tribal history is to contact the tribes in your area. Below we have provided a few resources for starting the research on your own.
|Wikimedia: Maps of Native American tribal territories|
A collection of maps of various tribal terratories...
|Native American Tribes of the Unites States and Canada|
This site provides a list of all the federal and state recognized tribes in the Unites States and Canada. Contact information for each tribe is provided.
Maintained by Lisa Mitten, this site links to pages that have either been set up by the nations themselves, or are pages devoted to a particular nation.
- Download the Honor Tax Form.
- Send the form along with your tax payment to:
The Wiyot Tribe
1000 Wiyot Dr.
Loleta, CA. 95551
We have no events coming up but some suggested times of year to pay your tax are:
These are some suggestions but you can pay your tax any time.
“I Participate in the Wiyot Honor Tax as a way of direct reparation to the People on whose land I now live.”
-Paul Pitino (Arcata Resident)
Former Arcata City Council Member
“As a member of a neighoring Tribal Nation, I have a cultural obligation to acknowledge Wiyot homeland and pay respect to the Wiyot People for living on their traditional territories. The Honor Tax provides a way to fulfill my responsibilities as a Yurok person.”-Christopher Peters (Yurok/Pohlik-lah)
President, Seventh Generation Fund
“The Honor Tax is small compensation for the grief and loss the Wiyot people have suffered. We feel honored by the
graciousness with which they accept our presence here today and by this opportunity to contribute.”
-Dana Silvernale (Blue Lake Resident)
County Council Chair, Green Party of Humboldt County
“Our organization pays the tax because we have a commitment to justice and to honoring the sovereignty of native peoples and nations.”
-Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap (Eureka Resident) Director, Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County