Eastern Woodlands Rematriation Collective

At A Glance


Alivia Moore


New York, New York

Primary Issue Area:

  • Environmental Health
  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Food
  • Land & Water

Active since:


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Our Purpose

Eastern Woodlands Rematriation (EWR) is boldly reclaiming the right to food and relationship to the earth for indigenous peoples. We initiate and help sustain existing community-led food and medicine projects across tribal communities in the Northeast. EWR prioritizes collective leadership and is led entirely by indigenous womxn and two-spirits. From our initial formation, we intentionally decentralize power to raise up folx as experts in their respective communities. Our collective decision-making, community organizing, and collective cultivation practices align with matriarchal principles of earth-centered stewardship. We are restoring polycultural food systems and local fisheries, assuring transmission of traditional medicine and foodways while reengaging spiritual foundations of our livelihoods. We embrace agroecology and anti-oppression/anti-violence frameworks as a pathway to food sovereignty and the rebuilding of indigenous agro-economies.