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Assault, disorderly conduct charges dismissed against Penobscot chief

Misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges against Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis Sr. were dismissed Tuesday by the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office for lack of evidence, according to a dismissal form filed at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

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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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