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Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Maine lawmakers won't back fishing agreements with tribes (05/15)
The state continues to assert jurisdiction over tribal fishing activities and attempts to resolve the impasse have been at a standstill.

Filed Under: Law | National
Bill allows Maine tribes to follow VAWA jurisdiction provisions (05/12)
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamauquoddy Tribe want to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.

Filed Under: Education
Organizer changes mind on mascot after hearing from tribes (05/06)
The Penobscot. Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac tribes are united in their opposition to the Skowhegan Indians.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Tribes fought English settlers in bloody King Philip's War (05/01)
King Philip’s traditional hunting and farming ground was declining, and his young men were restless and uncertain about the future. King Philip justifiably feared poverty for his people.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Top Maine official opposes bill for fishing agreements with tribes (04/29)
The head of the Department of Marine Resources says that tribal members must comply with state laws.

Filed Under: Opinion
Carter Cates: Maine governor doesn't want to hear from tribes (04/28)
The governor’s actions these past few days seem abrupt, like those of an angry child so quick to take away something that was given.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Commission takes on truth and reconciliation in Maine (04/24)
Imagine living in a nation where extermination of your race and culture has been official government policy — a country where vestiges of those policies linger.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Maine governor fails to treat sovereign tribes as equals (04/23)
There is a lot of work to be done to build a relationship of mutual trust, and the state has a responsibility to meet the tribes at least halfway.

Filed Under: Opinion
Donna Loring: Being Native in Maine means living with racism (04/21)
When other minorities rally and complain they get attention and usually manage to change things. Not so in Maine.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Three tribes in Maine are latest to express interest in marijuana (03/16)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are actively discussing the matter.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Penobscot Nation fights state to regain control of river (03/16)
Since 1818, the heart of the Nation’s reservation has been the islands in the river north from Indian Island, their town 15 miles upriver from Bangor.

Filed Under: Education
Maulian Smith: Indian people are not your mascots or costumes (03/10)
Native indigenous people are not mascots. We are real living and breathing humans that are still in the modern world.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes in Maine face opposition to jurisdiction over non-Indians (02/24)
Attorney General Janet Mills claims the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 does not apply to tribes in the state.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Ex-employee of Passamaquoddy Tribe admits to drug charge (11/21)
A pharmacy technician stole prescription pain medicine and shredded documents to conceal the theft.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Passamaquoddy Tribe won't talk with tidal power developers (10/31)
The tribe says the $125 million project will destroy a lucrative elver fishery.

Filed Under: Law
Ex-employee sentenced for stealing from Passamaquoddy Tribe (10/28)
Charles Fourcloud, 59, admitted he stole $20,000 when he worked as the tribe's finance director.

Filed Under: National
Town in Maine approves new name for road after controversy (10/08)
The road will be known as Micmac Drive, a name supported by the Aroostook Band of Micmacs.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Town sends wrong message with street after R-word (09/24)
Writer praises leaders of the Penobscot Nation for asking a town on Maine to get rid of a street named after an offensive slur.

Filed Under: Politics
Voters of Passamaquoddy Tribe choose three brothers for council (09/04)
Billy Nicholas won the chief's spot and his brother, Leslie, was elected vice chief. The third brother, Alex, won a seat on the council.

Filed Under: Law
Vice chief from Passamaquoddy Tribe arrested for drunk driving (09/03)
Clayton Sockabasin, who is running for re-election, was arrested June 4 after he failed a breathalyzer test.

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