For more than 100 years, Native children in Maine were removed from their homes by state authorities and placed with White families in an attempt to erase their indigenous identity.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.
A new documentary shows how one state is confronting Native American child removal.
A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.
Jason Brown, a jeweler and citizen of the Penobscot Nation, had to put up with being called 'Big Indian' and even hearing the n-word at work.
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is apologizing after asking customers to 'Hunt for the Indian' and secure discounts in Skowhegan, Maine.
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.
The tribe's 98,000-acre forestry project in Maine was the top generator of carbon credits in 2016.
The two girls, ages 2 and 1, died after a radiator burst in their home in New York City.
We as Wabanki Tribes in Maine live behind a White Curtain of poverty, bigotry and isolation from the rest of Indian Country.
The Maine tribe was working with a cannabis development company whose executives have landed in legal trouble in South Dakota.
The families of tribal members who were wounded or died during the war were presented with medals and eagle feathers.
Maine’s tribes need a relationship with the state just as the state can’t ignore the 8,000 tribal members who live here.
The tribe will no longer participate in the Maine Legislature and has appointed a government relations ambassador to work with the state.
Stephen E. Crawford, 68, admitted he took more than $25,000 while serving as the tribe's environmental director.
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.
The Maine tribe has enlisted youth in an effort to prevent an invasive species from devastating an important part of its culture.
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.
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.
November 14, 2015, marked the Fiftieth Anniversary of the beating death of Peter Francis a Passamaquoddy elder and World War II Veteran.
A federal judge determined that the reservation includes the islands within the Penobscot River but that the tribe does not own the river itself.
At least 73 American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians serve in 17 state legislatures. This is important for a couple of reasons.
We do have star power in our communities and in my humble opinion these songs are good enough to be on the national charts.
Stephen E. Crawford admitted he took about $25,000 while serving as the tribe's environmental director.
A portion of the Penobscot River runs through the reservation but the state claims it does not belong to the tribe.
The council took action against Chief Fred Moore III after he suspended Vice Chief Vera Francis. Now she's in charge of the tribe.
The white people are still breaking treaties and still trying to steal from the Indians.
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.
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.
A letter of intent was signed with a company that is helping the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota develop marijuana.
Mary Creighton, 72, was hauled off to jail by tribal police after she started recalls against two top leaders.
The state is home to five federally recognized tribes but officials and politicians sometimes act as if they don't exist.
Skowhegan stands alone with 'Indian' as their school mascot.
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.
The Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe said their efforts to work with the state have failed.
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.
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe said their attempts to work with the state have been futile.
The state continues to assert jurisdiction over tribal fishing activities and attempts to resolve the impasse have been at a standstill.
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamauquoddy Tribe want to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.
The Penobscot. Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac tribes are united in their opposition to the Skowhegan Indians.
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.
The head of the Department of Marine Resources says that tribal members must comply with state laws.
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.
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.
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.
When other minorities rally and complain they get attention and usually manage to change things. Not so in Maine.
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are actively discussing the matter.
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.
Native indigenous people are not mascots. We are real living and breathing humans that are still in the modern world.
Attorney General Janet Mills claims the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 does not apply to tribes in the state.
A pharmacy technician stole prescription pain medicine and shredded documents to conceal the theft.
The tribe says the $125 million project will destroy a lucrative elver fishery.
Charles Fourcloud, 59, admitted he stole $20,000 when he worked as the tribe's finance director.
The road will be known as Micmac Drive, a name supported by the Aroostook Band of Micmacs.
Writer praises leaders of the Penobscot Nation for asking a town on Maine to get rid of a street named after an offensive slur.
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.
Clayton Sockabasin, who is running for re-election, was arrested June 4 after he failed a breathalyzer test.
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, a member of the Penobscot Nation, explains why the tribe is defending its right to the Penobscot River: