The Wabanaki is the technical term for all four federally recognized tribes residing in the state of Maine; Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Mi'kmaq Nations. Oftentimes all four tribes come together to fight for indigenous rights in Maine as an alliance and we share customs and languages as well as family. You can learn more about the Wabanaki Alliance here https://wabanakialliance.com
#LANDBACK: The landback movement encourages the return of indigenous lands to tribal governance, you can learn more here https://landback.org
#MMIWG2S: A movement to raise awareness about murdered and missing indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people, you can learn more here https://nativejustice.org/programs/mmiwg2s
#MNIWICONI #WATERISLIFE: A movement started by indigenous peoples worldwide to protect the Earth's water from the big oil industry, you can learn more here https://www.waterislifemovement.com
#SAVEICWA #SAVETHEICWA: A movement started to save the Indian Child Welfare act, a law enacted years ago to ensure Native foster children and adoptees are placed in Native homes, or homes that are chosen by the governing tribe, you can learn more here https://www.nicwa.org
#TRIBALSOVEREIGNTY: The rights for all nations on Turtle Island to govern themselves as independent nations from Canada and the United States.
Turtle Island is the more modern term used by many indigenous peoples of North America to refer to all of North America.
The American Indian Movement (AIM) is one of the earliest grassroots movements of indigenous peoples across turtle island to bring awareness to indigenous issues such as systemic poverty, racism, discrimination, police brutality and other issues affecting indigenous peoples across Turtle Island, you can learn more here https://www.aimovement.org
"Two Spirit" is the more modern term adopted by many tribes to describe people born with both masculine and feminine energy. Each tribe has their own definition of who two spirit people are and this term is specific to indigenous peoples. Learn more here https://www.youtube.com/embed/A4lBibGzUnE"