List of active separatist movements in North America

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This is a list of currently active separatist movements in North America. Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism. What is and is not considered an autonomist or secessionist movement is sometimes contentious. Entries on this list must meet three criteria:

  1. They are active movements with living, active members.
  2. They are seeking greater autonomy or self-determination for a geographic region (as opposed to personal autonomy).
  3. They are the citizen/peoples of the conflict area and not comes from other country.

Under each region listed is one or more of the following:

Canada Canada

Flag of Cascadia.svg British Columbia + Pacific Northwestern US

Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec (Main article: Quebec sovereignty movement)

Inuit Autonomist Movements:

Denmark Danish territories

For other movements in Denmark, see List of active separatist movements in Europe.

Greenland is geographically part of North America, but has been politically connected with Europe for a long time.

Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland

Mexico Mexico

Flag of the EZLN.svg Zapatista (Chiapas)

(As result of the dialog between the government and the EZLN support base, 5 small and remote regions of the Mexican southernmost state of Chiapas have established semi-autonomous self-governance, ruled under indigenous traditional councils that coexist alongside the official Mexican government, these regions are called Councils of Good Government)

Honduras Honduras and Nicaragua Nicaragua


United States United States

U.S. States[edit]

Flag of Alaska.svg Alaska

Pine Ridge Flag.svg Lakota Sioux (South Dakota and North Dakota)

Confederate National Flag since Mar 4 1865.svg The South

Flag of Texas.svg Texas

Flag of the Vermont Republic.svg Vermont

Flag of Cascadia.svg Cascadia (Washington + Oregon + the Canadian province of British Columbia)

United States United States Territories


Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico

France French Overseas Departments

Flag of Martinique.svg Martinique

United Kingdom United Kingdom overseas territories