The Honor Tax Project
is a way of recognizing and respecting the sovereignty of Native Nations, and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
This is a "tax" out of respect for Native Sovereignty - rather than a gift or donation. We all live on traditional Native homelands. The Humboldt Bay region is part of traditional Wiyot Territory, but if you do not live in Wiyot territory you can initiate an Honor Tax in your community!
The Honor Tax was not in any way initiated by the Wiyot Nation, although they have formally agreed via their Tribal Council to accept the Honor Tax. The Honor Tax was initiated by individuals, organizations and businesses who want to actively recognize the sovereignty of the Wiyot tribe and their right to their traditional land.
The Honor Tax is a voluntary annual tax paid directly to the Wiyot Nation by people who are on their traditional territories. The amount is decided by the individual.
The Honor Tax Project is a collaboration between Democracy Unlimited and Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development.