Multicultural Land Acquisition and Retention Project

Across the country, Indian nations struggle to retain possession and control of land that is the basis of their culture, economy and way of life. African-Americans are losing land at such a fast rate that there may be no black-owned land left by the year 2000. Latinos have been displaced and often have unclear title to their holdings. Appalachians and others have historically lived in poverty on land they own while enormous profits have been removed from under them in the form of natural resources. Farm-workers own none of the land they work so hard and productively. Low and moderate income people are blocked from acquiring safe and affordable housing by the difficulties of acquiring land for housing.

The RDLN Multicultural Land Acquisition and Retention Project provides a forum for groups struggling separately on land issues to understand each other's struggles, join together in working for just land ownership and policies in the U.S., and sponsor joint projects.

Statement of Land
Challenge to Churches
People's Book of Land