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.
  3. They are the citizen/peoples of the conflict area and do not come from other countries.

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


Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta

Flag of Cascadia.svgBritish Columbia + Pacific Northwestern US

  • Proposed state: Cascadia

Newfoundland Tricolour.svg Newfoundland and Labrador

Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia

Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec

Secessionist movements
Autonomist movements

Flag of Vancouver Island.svg Vancouver Island

Inuit Autonomist Movements:


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

Greenland is geographically part of North America, but is politically connected to Europe.

Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland


Flag of the EZLN.svg Zapatista (Chiapas)


Flag of Miskito - Minahan.svg Mosquito

United States[edit]


Flag of Alaska.svg Alaska

Flag of California.svg California

Flag of Cascadia.svg Cascadia (including Washington, Oregon, and the Canadian province of British Columbia)

Confederate Rebel Flag.svg Confederate States of America

Flag of Hawaii.svg Hawaii[5]

Flag of New Hampshire.svg New Hampshire

  • Proposed state: New Hampshire
  • Pressure groups: Foundation for New Hampshire Independence,[6] New Hampshire Liberty Party[7]

Flag of Texas.svg Texas

Flag of the Vermont Republic.svg Vermont


Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico

French Overseas Departments[edit]

Snake Flag of Martinique.svg Martinique

Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]


Trinidad and Tobago[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Curiouser and Curiouser". CBS News. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
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  5. ^ Hawaii is not geographically in the continent of North America, but is politically part of it.
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  9. ^ Vt. Independence Party to meet in Montpelier, WCAX-TV News, September 12, 2012.
  10. ^ Vermont Independence Party convention, Seven Days newspaper, September 2012.