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Controversy and Jurisdictional Disputes Regarding Elvers

The controversy over regulating the Passamaquoddy fisheries is part of a larger problem that arises under the Maine Implementation Act. The question is whether the state of Maine has jurisdiction to limit subsistence practices in open waters.

Wabanaki Legal News

The Wabanaki Legal News is published by Pine Tree Legal Assistance - focusing on news of special interest to Native Americans in Maine. 

What to Do if You are Denied Entry to Canada Because of a Past Criminal Conviction

This document is for U.S. citizens only. It is not meant to be legal advice. For more help with this issue, tribal members may call PTLA Native American Unit at: 1-877-213-5630.  

Update: Penobscot Nation v. Mills

Update: Penobscot Nation v. Mills Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016 By Ethan Plaut, Esq.

New Rules Allow Tribal Members to Gather Plants on National Park Land

New Rules Allow Tribal Members to Gather Plants on National Park Land Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016 By James Mitchell, Esq.  

A Criminal History Can Keep You from Crossing the Border

A Criminal History Can Keep You from Crossing the Border But it May Be Possible to Enter Canada if you Apply for “Rehabilitation” Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016 By James Mitchell, Esq.  

New Protections for Religious Rights of Native Prisoners

Native spiritual gatherings in prison are essential to the survival of tribal communities. Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2009 edition by Paul Thibeault (opinion)

FRANCIS V: Maine Law Court Says Tribe Had Exclusive Jurisdiction

by Paul Thibeault, Esq. Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2009 edition

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