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Penobscot Tribe

7/10/2018

article Assault, disorderly conduct charges dismissed against Penobscot chief
(Maine) -- Misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges against Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis Sr. were dismissed Tuesday by the Penobscot County District...

5/12/2018

article UMaine, Penobscot Nation sign cultural heritage agreement
(Maine) -- The University of Maine and the Penobscot Nation have signed an agreement to help preserve the tribe's cultural heritage. WABI-TV reports officials from...

5/8/2018

article Penobscot chief, sons plead not guilty in parking lot fracas
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Nation chief and his two adult sons have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of assault and disorderly conduct stemming from a January...

5/4/2018

article UMaine, Penobscot tribe to sign pact about tribal resources
(Maine) -- The University of Maine says it's signing a memorandum of understanding with an American Indian tribe to help steward the tribe's heritage and history.

4/26/2018

article Penobscot Nation Holds Its First Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
(Maine) -- For the first time, the Penobscot Nation has hosted a political forum featuring candidates for governor. About 150 people from the Penobscot Nation, as well...

4/25/2018

article Penobscot Nation hosts first ever gubernatorial forum
(Maine) -- A first of it's kind event on Indian Island Wednesday night as officials from the Penobscot Tribe held a gubernatorial forum.

4/11/2018

article Penobscot Nation Leaders Charged With Assault
(Maine) -- The elected chief of the Penobscot Nation, his two adult sons, and a tribal council member have all been charged with assault, following an altercation that...

9/27/2017

article Native Groups Back Tribe's 1st Circ. Bid To Redo River Row [sub req]
(Maine) -- Two tribal rights organizations have added their support to bids by the federal government and the Penobscot Indian Nation for a First Circuit review of a...

8/7/2017

article Termination or Extermination for Penobscot Indian Nation?
(Maine) -- On June 30, a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that severs the Penobscot Indian Nation from the waters of the Penobscot River, a ruling that...

7/10/2017

article Penobscot Nation, allies protest federal ruling on river rights
(Maine) -- A little more than a week after a federal appeals court ruled that the Penobscot Indian Reservation includes Indian Island and all the islands north of it but...

7/9/2017

article Penobscot Leaders Say They Won't Give Up Penobscot River
(Maine) -- Penobscot elders vowed at a rally Sunday to continue to fight a court ruling that affirms the State of Maine as the regulatory body with sole authority over...
article River Rally Held at Bangor Waterfront
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Nation sued the state of Maine, claiming the river is part of its reservation, and the tribe should be able to charge people with violating...

7/2/2017

article Appeals panel rules against a Maine tribe in suit over river rights
(Maine) -- A federal appeals court has ruled against an American Indian tribe in a lawsuit over the rights to a river that bears the tribe's name. The Penobscot...
article Penobscots lose appeal over policing river
(Maine) -- A federal appeals court on Friday rejected arguments made by the Penobscot Indian Nation in a dispute over whether wardens for the state or the tribe have the...

6/30/2017

article Appeals Panel Rules Against Tribe in Suit Over River Rights
(Maine) -- A federal appeals court has ruled against an American Indian tribe in a lawsuit over the rights to a river that bears the tribe's name. The Penobscot...

1/11/2017

article Penobscot Nation Plans to Distill Vodka, Sell it to Casinos
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Indian Nation has obtained federal permits to process, bottle and ship its own line of vodka that it plans to market to tribal casinos...

1/7/2017

article Penobscot Nation vodka plan draws tribal criticism
(Maine) -- In Maine, a plan by the Penobscot Nation to launch its own line of vodka that it then intends to sell to tribal casinos in other states has reportedly drawn...

1/6/2017

article Maine tribe’s plan to sell vodka to casinos fuels conflict on Indian Island
(Maine) -- The corporate arm of the Penobscot Indian Nation plans to launch its own line of vodka to sell primarily to tribal casinos in other states, an idea the nation...

12/12/2016

article Penobscot Nation cheers EPA ruling
(Maine) -- In what the Penobscot Nation sees as a major step forward in protecting its fishing rights, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final...

11/30/2016

article Skowhegan man charged with harassing former Penobscot Indian Nation chief
(Maine) -- A local man told law enforcement that he was drinking alcohol when he made “vulgar and insulting” phone calls to the former chief of the Penobscot...

11/29/2016

article Skowhegan Man Summonsed for Harassing Calls to Former Penobscot Chief
(Maine) -- A Skowhegan man has been charged with making harassing phone calls to a former Chief of the Penobscot Nation. Authorities say Bryan Aubrey, 43, admitted he...

11/28/2016

article Skowhegan man charged with harassing former Penobscot chief by phone
(Maine) -- A former chief of the Penobscot Nation said Monday that he hopes it will be a learning experience for a man who police have charged with making racist phone...

11/11/2016

article Former Penobscot Nation chief reports racially charged calls
(Maine) -- A Solon man who is the former chief of the Penobscot Nation reportedly was harassed by phone days after Donald Trump’s election as president, a report...

9/23/2016

article Penobscot Nation tribal member, immigrant advocate join MCF board
(Maine) -- The Maine Community Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life for Mainers, elected two new board members, one a Penobscot National tribal member...

9/18/2016

article Yavapai Apache Nation celebrates Native American Week
(Arizona) -- Native American Week is celebrated in September each year by the Yavapai-Apache Nation. Each September, the Nation celebrates Native American Week with a...

8/7/2016

article ‘A small group of tribal artists set out to save their art form, and they did’
(Maine) -- Soon after winning a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in late June, Penobscot basketmaker Theresa Secord of Waterville...

6/22/2016

article After 150 Years Penobscot Nation Cuts Ties with the Legislature
(Maine) -- A year ago, the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe pulled their tribal representatives from the Maine Legislature in protest of being marginalized...

6/21/2016

article Opinion: It’s time for tribes, Maine to renegotiate terms of tribal sovereignty, state authority
(Maine) -- Tribal-state relations suffered a major setback last year when representatives of the Penobscot Nation and Passamaquoddy Tribe walked out of the state...

6/20/2016

article Penobscots vacate seat in Maine Legislature
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Nation is formally vacating a seat the tribe has held in the Maine Legislature for more than 150 years and, instead, plans to select an...

6/14/2016

article Hundreds celebrate completion of Penobscot restoration project
(Maine) -- Pat Keliher still remembers an early morning phone call during which a professional colleague outlined a bold idea that could help transform the Penobscot...

4/29/2016

article State appeals ruling over whether tribe owns water in Penobscot
(Maine) -- The state is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that found the Penobscot Indian Nation’s reservation includes the islands on the main stem of the...

4/19/2016

article Penobscots to Appeal Judge's Ruling Limiting River Jurisdiction
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Nation and the U.S. government will appeal a federal judge's decision limiting the tribe's right to oversee the Penobscot River waters...

4/18/2016

article Penobscot Nation appeals decision over whether it owns water in river
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Indian Nation and the U.S. Department of Justice are appealing a Maine federal judge’s ruling that found the tribe’s reservation...

3/7/2016

article Penobscots can’t just move on from chemicals that poisoned their river
(Maine) -- In December, the U.S. District Court in Portland ruled on the case Penobscot Nation v. Mills. The court ruled that the Penobscot River between Medway and...

2/18/2016

article Maine Tribe Can't Change River Rights Ruling
(Maine) -- A Maine federal judge refused Thursday to amend his ruling on the Penobscot Nation's fishing rights and reservation boundaries, despite the tribe and...

1/19/2016

article COLUMN: After lawsuit, it’s time to move on, keep working for healthy Penobscot River
(Maine) -- 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...

1/5/2016

article For the Penobscot Nation, the water in the river is the blood in their veins
(Maine) -- Over the past six years, the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, or MITSC, has studied and articulated the effects of the implementation of the Settlement...

12/18/2015

article Federal judge gives split ruling in Penobscot Nation lawsuit against state
(Maine) -- All sides are finding something to praise in a federal judge's ruling on Wednesday in a legal dispute between the Penobscot Nation and the state over the...

12/17/2015

article Penobscot chief: Tribe has ‘mixed feelings’ about river ruling
(Maine) -- Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis said Thursday that the tribe has “mixed feelings” about a federal judge’s ruling that its reservation...
article Penobscot Tribe Could Appeal Ruling in River Jurisdiction Suit
(Maine) -- Leaders of the Penobscot Nation and their attorneys are weighing possible next steps after a federal judge issued a split decision in a lawsuit over...

12/16/2015

article Judge rules against Penobscot Nation in lawsuit over river rights
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Indian reservation includes the islands on the main stem of the Penobscot River but not the water itself, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S....
article Judge rules Penobscot Nation reservation does not include river’s waters
(Maine) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Penobscot Nation’s reservation ends at the shoreline of tribal islands, siding with the state in a...
article Judge: Penobscot Reservation Does Not Include River's Waters, But Tribe Has Fishing Rights
(Maine) -- A federal judge has delivered a closely watched decision in a lawsuit defining the boundaries of the Penobscot Indian Reservation and the tribe's...
article Tribes, State Extend Lake Superior Fishing Agreement
(Wisconsin) -- Two northern Wisconsin tribes and the state are extending their current Lake Superior fishing agreement for the time being. A 10-year agreement expired...

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