First Light

First Light is a bridge between conservation organizations and Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac Communities who seek to expand Wabanaki stewardship of land.

We aspire to reciprocity: our goal is to expand Wabanaki access and stewardship of land for prosperity and to create a stronger conservation movement that includes and reflects Indigenous expertise and perspective. All will benefit from this, and it all begins with the land.

Watch this video recording of Peter Forbes speaking about our work to learn more:

Map of Indigenous land loss on turtle island from 1774-1930, made by Ranjani Chakraborty.

Map of conserved land gain over time from 1869-2020, made by Victor Temprano.