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Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Maulian Smith: An ugly war over a racist school mascot in Maine (06/22)
Skowhegan stands alone with 'Indian' as their school mascot.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Maine won't let tribal treaty promises be printed in constitution (06/19)
A section of the Maine Constitution that requires the state to comply with pre-existing treaty and other duties does not appear in any of the printed versions of the document.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Maine tribes assert sovereignty and sever relationship with state (05/28)
The Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe said their efforts to work with the state have failed.

Filed Under: Opinion
Donna Loring: Politicians circle the wagons around Maine tribes (05/27)
Despite the horrific treatment we Indians have endured from the white majority culture over centuries of genocidal policies, we have never lost our love for this land or this country.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Maine tribes hold rally after withdrawing from state Legislature (05/26)
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe said their attempts to work with the state have been futile.

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.

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