Çaca is the Terran Shield and Community Conservation Co-Director for the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust (NEFOC). He is an Afro-Indigenous territorial scholar-practitioner and student of planetary science, political geoecology, and the arts. Therein, he brings a unique lens to conservation work. He is primarily invested in stimulating and uplifting an infrastructure that supports a rich and imaginative solidarity between lifeways, and honoring the varied traditions of relating sustainably to the world around us through non-industrial agroecology, agriculture, silviculture, aquaculture, etc. that have been historically side-lined by imperialist design. Under the title of the Terran Shield, he is defending a space in which a regional and national community of land stewarding (water-singing, earth-building, and fire-wielding, air-breathing) practitioners of all creeds may collectively prepare and secure a place for independence and resiliency in a time of wicked cultural extraction, neglectful and uneasy political leadership, and well-funded environmental destruction.
He is actively applying Black, Creole, Indigenous and radical cosmologies in this role, intent on delivering a series of practical cultural “mechanisms” and organizational strategies useful in re-uniting and re-turning health with fragmented communities- both human and non-human. Whether developing cultural respect easements, evaluating rainmaking ceremonies, supporting grassroots activism, or drafting plans for transition, He is foremost committed to the freedom of present and future BIPOC children to grow, learn, love, laugh, and migrate as (and when) necessary, without the terrors and losses known to his ancestors.