Law & Disorder

Oakland’s Mayor-Elect Sheng Thao; Plus, rematriating Ohlone land w/ the Shuumi Land Tax

First, we speak with Sheng Thao who has been declared Oakland’s next mayor following a long ranked-choice voting process that eliminated all other candidates. She will be Oakland’s first Hmong mayor and the first Hmong mayor of any major US city; and at 37-years old Sheng Thao will be the youngest mayor of Oakland in about 75 years.

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Then, on Ohlone land we explore the Shuumi Land Tax with Araceli Nuñez Lee, program coordinator with the Sagorea Te Land Trust. Araceli is an undocumented resident on Ohlone land where she’s lived for about 20 years. Today, the Ohlone community in the East Bay has no land base. They are not federally recognized and have been politically and economically marginalized. The Sogorea Te’ Land Trust cultivates rematriation.
Sogorea Te’ calls on us all to heal and transform the legacies of colonization, genocide, and patriarchy and to do the work our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.

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