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Penobscot Nation man wins $40,000 in racial discrimination lawsuit
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Penobscot Nation man wins $40,000 in racial discrimination lawsuit (March 9, 2018)

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.

Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine
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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.

More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end
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More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end (September 27, 2016)

More than 100 tribes have gone to court to seek an accounting of their trust funds and trust assets and most of the cases have been settled.

Native artists chosen for National Endowment for the Arts award
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Native artists chosen for National Endowment for the Arts award (September 12, 2016)

Bryan Akipa (Sisseton Wahpeton), Clarissa Rizal (Tlingit) and Theresa Secord (Penobscot) are National Heritage Fellows.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maine won't let tribal treaty promises be printed in constitution
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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.

Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot
Opinion | Sports

Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot (April 24, 2015)

The Cleveland team states its nickname and its logo acknowledge and pay tribute to Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis of Maine and the history of the team.

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
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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
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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.

Town in Maine approves new name for road after controversy
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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.

Ed Rice: Honoring a true Cleveland Indian -- Louis Sockalexis
Opinion | Sports

Ed Rice: Honoring a true Cleveland Indian -- Louis Sockalexis (September 23, 2014)

Ed Rice discusses his talk in honor of Louis Sockalexis, a member of the Penobscot Nation who is considered the first Native American in major league baseball.

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:

Maine asserts jurisdiction over tribal waters in case against EPA
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Maine asserts jurisdiction over tribal waters in case against EPA (July 9, 2014)

State wants to determine standards for waters that run through reservations.

Maine tribes criticize state for pulling out of fishing agreement
Environment | Law

Maine tribes criticize state for pulling out of fishing agreement (February 19, 2014)

Tribal leaders are criticizing the state of Maine for abruptly pulling out of a fishing agreement.

Ed Rice: Cleveland team owes debt to Penobscot Nation
Opinion | Sports

Ed Rice: Cleveland team owes debt to Penobscot Nation (January 14, 2014)

Ed Rice, the author of Baseball’s First Indian, discusses the debt the Cleveland baseball team owes to the Penobscot Nation of Maine.

Column: Records help Maine tribal members trace ancestry
Opinion

Column: Records help Maine tribal members trace ancestry (November 4, 2013)

Columnist says records kept by Mormon Church can help people find their Indian ancestors.

DOJ sides with Penobscot Nation in river jurisdiction  lawsuit
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DOJ sides with Penobscot Nation in river jurisdiction lawsuit (August 22, 2013)

The Obama administration is siding with the Penobscot Nation in a lawsuit against the state of Maine.

Penobscot Nation aims for return of salmon with dam removal
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Penobscot Nation aims for return of salmon with dam removal (July 26, 2013)

The Penobscot Nation is hailing the removal of the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River in Maine.

Penobscot Nation sues state to clarify jurisdiction on waters
Environment | Law

Penobscot Nation sues state to clarify jurisdiction on waters (August 23, 2012)

The Penobscot Nation is suing the state of Maine to clarify jurisdiction over a 55-mile stretch of the Penobscot River. In court papers, the tribe says it has exercised "exclusive"...

Economist: Penobscot Nation aims for rebirth of namesake river
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Economist: Penobscot Nation aims for rebirth of namesake river (June 15, 2012)

"The Penobscot river takes its name from the Penobscot nation, the American-Indian tribe whose ancestral lands lie along its banks. It is the largest river in Maine and the second-largest...

Penobscot Nation welcomes start to $62M dam removal project
Environment

Penobscot Nation welcomes start to $62M dam removal project (June 12, 2012)

The Penobscot Nation of Maine welcomed the start of a $62 million dam removal project that will help restore fish runs to the Penobscot River. Butch Phillips, an elder, led...

Penobscot Nation hires economic development executive
Business

Penobscot Nation hires economic development executive (March 28, 2012)

The Penobscot Nation of Maine has hired a new executive for its economic development enterprise. Matthew Novick will help Penobscot Indian Nation Enterprises improve its federal contracting business and help...

Penobscot Nation  court still going strong after three decades
Law

Penobscot Nation court still going strong after three decades (March 8, 2012)

The Penobscot Nation of Maine has been operating its tribal court since December 13, 1979. The court has jurisdiction over misdemeanors, juvenile offenses, civil actions between tribal members, Indian child...

Opinion: 1755 proclamation  called for scalping of Penobcots
Opinion

Opinion: 1755 proclamation called for scalping of Penobcots (November 14, 2011)

"Four of my grandchildren have Loring and Francis and Mitchell ancestry from Indian Island, so I have quite enjoyed exploring their Penobscot roots. The inclusion of their Frank “Chief Big...

Maine apologizes to Penobscot Nation for   inspection on buses
Law

Maine apologizes to Penobscot Nation for inspection on buses (September 22, 2011)

Maine officials apologized to the Penobscot Nation for entering the reservation and conducting inspections of buses without notice. On September 10, the state Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit inspected nine buses...

MPBN: Penobscot  Nation upset about state inspection of buses
Law

MPBN: Penobscot Nation upset about state inspection of buses (September 15, 2011)

"For members of the Penobscot Indian Nation, few provisions of the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 are as sacred as the sections of the document that acknowledge the...

Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation against wind farm
Environment

Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation against wind farm (July 26, 2011)

Maine tribes say the state has failed to consult them about plans for a wind farm near sacred sites. The Penobscot Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and the...