List of active separatist movements in North America

List of active separatist movements in North America

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This is a list of currently active separatist movements in North America and Europe. 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[edit]

Flag of Cascadia.svg British Columbia + Pacific Northwestern US

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


Inuit Autonomist Movements:

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

Denmark Danish territories[edit]

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[edit]

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)

Nicaragua Nicaragua[edit]


United States United States[edit]

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 Vermont Republic.svg Vermont

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

Southwestern United States

United States United States Territories[edit]

See List of active separatist movements in Oceania for other separatist and autonomously movements in other United States Territories outside North America e.g Guam or Hawaii

Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico

France French Overseas Departments[edit]

Flag of Martinique.svg Martinique

Saint Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis[edit]

United Kingdom United Kingdom overseas territories[edit]

For movements in the United Kingdom and its other dependencies in Europe, see the List of active separatist movements in Europe.

See also[edit]


  1. Jump up^ “Curiouser and Curiouser”CBS News. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
  2. Jump up^ Vt. Independence Party to meet in MontpelierWCAX-TV News, September 12, 2012.
  3. Jump up^ Vermont Independence Party convention, Seven Days newspaper, September 2012.

External links[edit]


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