First Light is a bridge between conservation organizations and Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Mi’kmaq 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.

The two graphics below set the scene for our work: one shows Native land loss, the other, the gain in conservation landholdings and the tremendous potential for reconciliation on currently conserved land.

Want to learn more about First Light? You can hear from First Light Delegation and Commission members. Then explore our website, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions, comments, or ideas.