Fund for late Passamaquoddy leader moves forward

The memorial fund for Chief Melvin Francis, the late governor of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, has been granted tax-exempt status.

Francis died on January 12 when his pickup truck collided with an oil truck. He was on tribal business at the time.

The fund has appointed a board of directors to start raising money for small projects. A web site is in the works.

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Chief Francis memorial fund granted tax-exempt status (The Bangor Daily News 5/8)

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