About Us

Meeting with US State Dept, 2018

Who We Are

Striving for East Turkistan's Independence

Formed in 2017, the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) is a international movement striving for the restoration of East Turkistan's independence as an open, pluralistic Republic guaranteeing Human Rights and Freedoms for all. The original East Turkistan National Awakening Movement was established in 1921.

Who We Are

Our Mission & Vision

ETNAM is a nonviolent international political and human rights organization that seeks to restore the independence of East Turkistan in order to safeguard the freedoms and human rights of East Turkistan’s people. We promote and protect their fundamental rights and freedoms, and we strive to uphold the national interests of the Uyghur nation, and all other peoples of East Turkistan (Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tatars, & others), both within East Turkistan and abroad. Democracy, Human Rights, and Independence for East Turkistan and its people are our objectives, and our main goal is to establish unity, democratic values, and compassion among our people, so that we can restore our Republic of East Turkistan in accordance with international laws.

From its very inception ETNAM emerged as an active force with clear aims and objectives. It also served as a catalyst to bring out certain reforms and changes within the East Turkistan / Uyghur community so as to enhance the development of truly democratic society. ETNAM therefore, sees itself as an instrument. Being a nonviolent political and human rights movement, activities of ETNAM is not restricted just to its members, as it also receives the active support of all East Turkistanis (Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, and Tatars) and their supporters– young and old, men and women, intellectuals, business-owners , religious scholars and lay.

The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement, Inc. (“ETNAM”), is a DC nonprofit corporation. Its E.I. Number is 83-0890186. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has ruled that ETNAM is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Charitable donations to ETNAM are tax-deductible to donors to the extent permitted under section 170 of the Code.