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Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine
Environment | Law | National
Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change
Business | Environment | National
Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change (May 16, 2017)
The tribe's 98,000-acre forestry project in Maine was the top generator of carbon credits in 2016.

Maliseet man and wife lose children in tragic accident in New York
National
Maliseet man and wife lose children in tragic accident in New York (December 21, 2016)
The two girls, ages 2 and 1, died after a radiator burst in their home in New York City.

Donna Loring: Maine's mistreament of tribes goes back centuries
Opinion
Donna Loring: Maine's mistreament of tribes goes back centuries (September 12, 2016)
We as Wabanki Tribes in Maine live behind a White Curtain of poverty, bigotry and isolation from the rest of Indian Country.

Passamaquoddy Tribe is no longer interested in growing marijuana
Business | Law | National
Passamaquoddy Tribe is no longer interested in growing marijuana (August 3, 2016)
The Maine tribe was working with a cannabis development company whose executives have landed in legal trouble in South Dakota.

Soldiers from Passamaquoddy Tribe finally recognized for service in World War I
National
Soldiers from Passamaquoddy Tribe finally recognized for service in World War I (July 19, 2016)
The families of tribal members who were wounded or died during the war were presented with medals and eagle feathers.

Editorial: Reopen settlement to improve tribal relations in Maine
Opinion
Editorial: Reopen settlement to improve tribal relations in Maine (June 22, 2016)
Maine’s tribes need a relationship with the state just as the state can’t ignore the 8,000 tribal members who live here.

Penobscot Nation seeks a new start in rocky dealings with state
National | Politics
Penobscot Nation seeks a new start in rocky dealings with state (June 20, 2016)
The tribe will no longer participate in the Maine Legislature and has appointed a government relations ambassador to work with the state.

Former Passamaquoddy Tribe employee sentenced to probation
Law
Former Passamaquoddy Tribe employee sentenced to probation (April 20, 2016)
Stephen E. Crawford, 68, admitted he took more than $25,000 while serving as the tribe's environmental director.

Penobscot Nation files notice of appeal in river ownership dispute
Environment | Law
Penobscot Nation files notice of appeal in river ownership dispute (April 19, 2016)
A federal judge said the reservation includes the islands that lie within the Penobscot River but rejected the tribe's claim to ownership of the water itself.

Aroostook Band of Micmacs combats threat to native ash trees
Arts & Entertainment | Environment
Aroostook Band of Micmacs combats threat to native ash trees (March 16, 2016)
The Maine tribe has enlisted youth in an effort to prevent an invasive species from devastating an important part of its culture.

Operator of Passamaquoddy Tribe wastewater plant sentenced
Environment | Health | Law
Operator of Passamaquoddy Tribe wastewater plant sentenced (January 28, 2016)
The tribe helped investigate the incident in which an estimated 96,000 gallons of raw sewage were released into the ground in a residential neighborhood.

Janet Mills: Penobscot Nation started fight over river ownership
Law | Opinion
Janet Mills: Penobscot Nation started fight over river ownership (January 19, 2016)
There are some unfortunate myths and mistruths being spread about the Penobscot River and about the recent ruling of Judge George Singal in the United States District Court.

Donna Loring: Murder of Passamaquoddy elder deserves investigation
Law | Opinion
Donna Loring: Murder of Passamaquoddy elder deserves investigation (January 4, 2016)
November 14, 2015, marked the Fiftieth Anniversary of the beating death of Peter Francis a Passamaquoddy elder and World War II Veteran.

Penobscot Nation loses big decision in river ownership dispute
Environment | Law
Penobscot Nation loses big decision in river ownership dispute (December 17, 2015)
A federal judge determined that the reservation includes the islands within the Penobscot River but that the tribe does not own the river itself.

Mark Trahant: Who will be the Barack Obama of Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Who will be the Barack Obama of Indian Country? (November 23, 2015)
At least 73 American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians serve in 17 state legislatures. This is important for a couple of reasons.

Donna Loring: Native youth are changing lives with their music
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Opinion
Donna Loring: Native youth are changing lives with their music (November 23, 2015)
We do have star power in our communities and in my humble opinion these songs are good enough to be on the national charts.

Former employee of Passamaquoddy Tribe pleads to theft
Law
Former employee of Passamaquoddy Tribe pleads to theft (November 16, 2015)
Stephen E. Crawford admitted he took about $25,000 while serving as the tribe's environmental director.

Penobscot Nation battles state over rights to namesake river
Environment | Law
Penobscot Nation battles state over rights to namesake river (October 15, 2015)
A portion of the Penobscot River runs through the reservation but the state claims it does not belong to the tribe.

Passamaquoddy Tribe suspends chief and restores vice chief
Law | Politics
Passamaquoddy Tribe suspends chief and restores vice chief (October 14, 2015)
The council took action against Chief Fred Moore III after he suspended Vice Chief Vera Francis. Now she's in charge of the tribe.

Heather Denkmire: State tries to take river from Penobscot Nation
Environment | Opinion
Heather Denkmire: State tries to take river from Penobscot Nation (October 1, 2015)
The white people are still breaking treaties and still trying to steal from the Indians.

EPA proposal aims to streamline recognition of tribal authority
Environment | Law | National | Politics
EPA proposal aims to streamline recognition of tribal authority (September 24, 2015)
Tribes across the nation are supporting a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule that makes it easier for them to regulate water quality on their reservations.

First treaty after Declaration of Independence was with tribes
Canada | Law | National
First treaty after Declaration of Independence was with tribes (September 14, 2015)
Despite the significance of the Treaty of Watertown of 1776, the United States did not acknowledge the existence of the tribal signatories for more than 200 years.

Passamaquoddy Tribe takes a step toward marijuana cultivation
Business | Law | National
Passamaquoddy Tribe takes a step toward marijuana cultivation (September 1, 2015)
A letter of intent was signed with a company that is helping the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota develop marijuana.

Elder of Passamaquoddy Tribe who started recall was arrested
Law | Politics
Elder of Passamaquoddy Tribe who started recall was arrested (August 6, 2015)
Mary Creighton, 72, was hauled off to jail by tribal police after she started recalls against two top leaders.

Maine tribes denied seat at table in law enforcement matters
Law | National | Politics
Maine tribes denied seat at table in law enforcement matters (August 4, 2015)
The state is home to five federally recognized tribes but officials and politicians sometimes act as if they don't exist.

Maulian Smith: An ugly war over a racist school mascot in Maine
Education | Opinion
Maulian Smith: An ugly war over a racist school mascot in Maine (June 22, 2015)
Skowhegan stands alone with 'Indian' as their school mascot.

Maine won't let tribal treaty promises be printed in constitution
Law | National | Politics
Maine won't let tribal treaty promises be printed in constitution (June 19, 2015)
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.

Maine tribes assert sovereignty and sever relationship with state
Law | National | Politics
Maine tribes assert sovereignty and sever relationship with state (May 28, 2015)
The Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe said their efforts to work with the state have failed.

Donna Loring: Politicians circle the wagons around Maine tribes
Opinion
Donna Loring: Politicians circle the wagons around Maine tribes (May 27, 2015)
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.

Maine tribes hold rally after withdrawing from state Legislature
National | Politics
Maine tribes hold rally after withdrawing from state Legislature (May 26, 2015)
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe said their attempts to work with the state have been futile.

Maine lawmakers won't back fishing agreements with tribes
Environment | Law | Politics
Maine lawmakers won't back fishing agreements with tribes (May 15, 2015)
The state continues to assert jurisdiction over tribal fishing activities and attempts to resolve the impasse have been at a standstill.

Bill allows Maine tribes to follow VAWA jurisdiction provisions
Law | National
Bill allows Maine tribes to follow VAWA jurisdiction provisions (May 12, 2015)
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamauquoddy Tribe want to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.

Organizer changes mind on mascot after hearing from tribes
Education
Organizer changes mind on mascot after hearing from tribes (May 6, 2015)
The Penobscot. Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac tribes are united in their opposition to the Skowhegan Indians.

Column: Tribes fought English settlers in bloody King Philip's War
Opinion
Column: Tribes fought English settlers in bloody King Philip's War (May 1, 2015)
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.

Top Maine official opposes bill for fishing agreements with tribes
Environment | Law
Top Maine official opposes bill for fishing agreements with tribes (April 29, 2015)
The head of the Department of Marine Resources says that tribal members must comply with state laws.

Carter Cates: Maine governor doesn't want to hear from tribes
Opinion
Carter Cates: Maine governor doesn't want to hear from tribes (April 28, 2015)
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.

Column: Commission takes on truth and reconciliation in Maine
Opinion
Column: Commission takes on truth and reconciliation in Maine (April 24, 2015)
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.

Editorial: Maine governor fails to treat sovereign tribes as equals
Opinion
Editorial: Maine governor fails to treat sovereign tribes as equals (April 23, 2015)
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.

Donna Loring: Being Native in Maine means living with racism
Opinion
Donna Loring: Being Native in Maine means living with racism (April 21, 2015)
When other minorities rally and complain they get attention and usually manage to change things. Not so in Maine.

Three tribes in Maine are latest to express interest in marijuana
Business | Law | National
Three tribes in Maine are latest to express interest in marijuana (March 16, 2015)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are actively discussing the matter.

Opinion: Penobscot Nation fights state to regain control of river
Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Penobscot Nation fights state to regain control of river (March 16, 2015)
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.

Maulian Smith: Indian people are not your mascots or costumes
Education
Maulian Smith: Indian people are not your mascots or costumes (March 10, 2015)
Native indigenous people are not mascots. We are real living and breathing humans that are still in the modern world.

Tribes in Maine face opposition to jurisdiction over non-Indians
Law | National
Tribes in Maine face opposition to jurisdiction over non-Indians (February 24, 2015)
Attorney General Janet Mills claims the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 does not apply to tribes in the state.

Ex-employee of Passamaquoddy Tribe admits to drug charge
Health | Law
Ex-employee of Passamaquoddy Tribe admits to drug charge (November 21, 2014)
A pharmacy technician stole prescription pain medicine and shredded documents to conceal the theft.

Passamaquoddy Tribe won't talk with tidal power developers
National | Politics
Passamaquoddy Tribe won't talk with tidal power developers (October 31, 2014)
The tribe says the $125 million project will destroy a lucrative elver fishery.

Ex-employee sentenced for stealing from Passamaquoddy Tribe
Law
Ex-employee sentenced for stealing from Passamaquoddy Tribe (October 28, 2014)
Charles Fourcloud, 59, admitted he stole $20,000 when he worked as the tribe's finance director.

Town in Maine approves new name for road after controversy
National
Town in Maine approves new name for road after controversy (October 8, 2014)
The road will be known as Micmac Drive, a name supported by the Aroostook Band of Micmacs.

Opinion: Town sends wrong message with street after R-word
Opinion
Opinion: Town sends wrong message with street after R-word (September 24, 2014)
Writer praises leaders of the Penobscot Nation for asking a town on Maine to get rid of a street named after an offensive slur.

Voters of Passamaquoddy Tribe choose three brothers for council
Politics
Voters of Passamaquoddy Tribe choose three brothers for council (September 4, 2014)
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.

Vice chief from Passamaquoddy Tribe arrested for drunk driving
Law
Vice chief from Passamaquoddy Tribe arrested for drunk driving (September 3, 2014)
Clayton Sockabasin, who is running for re-election, was arrested June 4 after he failed a breathalyzer test.

Three brothers on the ballot for Passamaquoddy Tribe election
Politics
Three brothers on the ballot for Passamaquoddy Tribe election (August 27, 2014)
Billy Nicholas is running for chief and brother Leslie is running for vice chief. Another brother, Alex, is seeking a seat on the council.

Mark Chavaree: Penobscot Nation fights to save namesake river
Environment | Opinion
Mark Chavaree: Penobscot Nation fights to save namesake river (August 20, 2014)
Mark Chavaree, a member of the Penobscot Nation, explains why the tribe is defending its right to the Penobscot River:

Secretary Jewell to visit Indian schools in Maine and Minnesota
Education
Secretary Jewell to visit Indian schools in Maine and Minnesota (August 15, 2014)
Obama administration officials will visit a school in Maine that is due to be replaced and another one in Minnesota that needs federal funds.

Unsettled: Passamaquoddy Tribe awaits constitutional reform
National
Unsettled: Passamaquoddy Tribe awaits constitutional reform (July 28, 2014)
The Portland Press Herald wraps up its Unsettled series with a story about the need for a joint constitution for the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Unsettled: BIA questions Passamaquoddy forest management
Law | National | Trust
Unsettled: BIA questions Passamaquoddy forest management (July 25, 2014)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about questionable forest management practices within the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township.

Unsettled Ch. 26: Passamaquoddy dealings cloaked in secrecy
Business | Law | National
Unsettled Ch. 26: Passamaquoddy dealings cloaked in secrecy (July 24, 2014)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about business deals involving leaders of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township.

Unsettled: Free speech costs dearly at Passamaquoddy Tribe
Law | National | Politics
Unsettled: Free speech costs dearly at Passamaquoddy Tribe (July 23, 2014)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about accountability and law issues within the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Unsettled: Questions linger on Passamaquoddy leadership
Law | National
Unsettled: Questions linger on Passamaquoddy leadership (July 22, 2014)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about new leadership of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township.

Unsettled Ch. 23: Passamaquoddy leader indicted for stealing
National | Politics
Unsettled Ch. 23: Passamaquoddy leader indicted for stealing (July 21, 2014)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story bout the corruption indictment of Bobby Newell, a former leader of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township.

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