Move Free is based out of Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine, unceded territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy.
We recognize and honor the current Tribes who comprise the Wabanaki Confederacy (the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Micmac peoples) as distinct, sovereign, legal and political entities with their own powers of self governance and self determination, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. We respect the traditional values of these Tribes and affirm their inherent sovereignty in this territory. We support their efforts for land and water protection and restoration, and for cultural healing and recovery. We pause in remembrance of the Tribes of the Wabanaki Confederacy whose lives and land were taken through genocidal strategies of colonial settlement of this land. We pay respect to elders both past and present, and we commit to the ongoing work of decolonization in Maine and beyond. This land acknowledgement is just the start of the conversation and our work at Move Free. We are continuing to educate ourselves and learn about the ways we can help decolonize the outdoors.
Native Land Map(Enter an address and this interactive map can identify traditional indigenous territories, native languages spoken in that area, and the treaties that apply to that land)