Wiyot Tribe Dishgamu Humboldt Community Land Trust

David Cobb

Brown Bag Lunch Online Presentation with David Cobb

Monday, December 11, 2023 - 11:00am

Brown Bag Lunch Online Presentation with David Cobb: Dishgamu Humboldt is a cutting-edge new community land trust that is operated by the Wiyot Tribe. Learn about Dishgamu Humboldt's activities, and how to collaborate with it. The Wiyot Tribe works with community, capital, and government partners to return land for affordable housing, that includes building new housing and rehabilitating other properties to address the region’s dual crises of housing and climate change. The Tribe also uses its projects to create local living-wage jobs and green building training programs that empower the community. The Tribe also works on environmental and cultural restoration by prioritizing projects that protect and restore land with ecological, cultural, or ceremonial significance in collaboration with Wiyot Tribal Departments.

David Cobb is a “people’s lawyer” who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office, and been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He serves as advancement manager for the Wiyot Tribe’s Dishgamu Community Land Trust and is co-coordinator of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network. David ran for attorney general of Texas in 2002, pledging to revoke the charters of corporations that routinely violate the law. In 2004 he was the Green Party nominee for president, and his demands for recounts in multiple states helped to launch the election integrity movement that ended electronic (black box) voting systems. He co-founded Move To Amend, and co-authored a proposed constitutional amendment to abolish the doctrine of “corporate personhood.” In 2016 he served as campaign manager for the Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka presidential campaign.

The Wiyot Tribe is a federally-recognized sovereign nation. Its mission is to exercise tribal rights and promote its common welfare, to establish the supreme law of the Tribe, to provide for and protect its sovereign right to exercise self-government pursuant to its own laws, to protect and develop its lands and resources, and to promote and safeguard its aboriginal rights as Wiyot people. Dishgamu Humboldt is a department of the Wiyot Tribal government.

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