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Update: Penobscot Nation v. Mills

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

FRANCIS V: Maine Law Court Says Tribe Had Exclusive Jurisdiction

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

Honoring, Helping Native Veterans

According to Penobscot Tribal Elder Charles N. Shay, Maine is the first state in the country to recognize June 21st as Native American Veterans Day. There are currently 831 Native American Veterans living in Maine. In honor of Native American Veterans Day, here are some resources that we hope you find helpful.

Truth and Reconciliation

Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2012 What is a Truth and Reconciliation Commission? A TRC is a group of people chosen to investigate a problem and make suggestions about how to make the problem better.  This TRC is focusing on what happened to Wabanaki people involved with the Maine child welfare system.

Indian Child Welfare Act

Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2011 What is the Indian Child Welfare Act?

US Acts on UN Rights of Indigenous Peoples Declaration

Wabanaki Legal News, Summer 2011 In September 2007 the United Nations passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It covers 46 issues important to Native people, including: Self-determination, or the right of a people to decide their political status and government Culture and language Education and health Housing, land,...

Tribal Sovereignty

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 1998   By Mark A. Chavaree, Esq.

Limited Results from Tribal-State Work Group

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2009 by Paul Thibeault

Micmacs Lose Critical Federal Case On Tribal Sovereignty

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2009 by Paul Thibeault

Maine Supreme Court Decides Francis IV

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2008 by Paul Thibeault, Esq. & Michael Guare, Esq.