By Maria Girouard – Penobscot historian.
Panawapskewi (“Penobscot people”) are the indigenous people of this territory, and have nurtured a relationship with and maintained a presence on the Penobscot River for thousands of years. We are an ancient riverine people who have survived enormous losses as a result of colonization – displacement of our ancestors, destruction of our fisheries, degradation of the Water, deforestation of traditional hunting grounds, and disruption in our traditional form of governance.
A Colonial […]
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In its plan prepared by Eaton-Peabody consulting group, the Somerset Economic Development Council lists, “pursue East-West Highway” as one of its 14 regional priorities.
Stop the East-West Corridor and Defending Water for Life are calling on Somerset County residents to write letters in local papers, as well as step forward to inform the SEDC about the facts available about the Corridor, and share their opinions.
SEDC, along with all of the federally designated economic development zones in […]
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A tremendous showing for community and tribal sovereignty, and water protection
Augusta – Over a hundred Maine citizens and representatives from dozens of organizations joined forces at the State House’s Hall of Flags for the third annual Rally of Unity. The overarching theme for this year’s rally was protection of our water resources and respect for community and tribal sovereignty. Featured speakers included Shenna Bellows, former candidate for U.S. Senate and former Maine Senator Troy Jackson.
Other speakers shared the […]
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By JENNIFER MITCHELL | DEC 11, 2014 | Maine Public Broadcasting Network Link to original article and radio broadcast.
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Gene and Mary Margaret Ripley hold bags of carrots produced on their farm […]
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | by Angie Schmitt and Payton Chung | Streetsblog USA
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This is the first post in a three-part series on the Indiana Toll Road and the use of private finance to build and maintain highways. Part two takes a closer look at how Australian firm Macquarie manages its infrastructure assets. Continue reading The Indiana Toll Road and the Dark Side of Privately Financed Highways
July 21, 2014
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For Immediate Release: Monday, July 21, 2014 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531
AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage signed a memorandum of agreement today with Premier David Alward of New Brunswick to encourage economic development and support job creation between Maine and the Canadian Province.
The agreement, also referred to as a Memorandum of Understanding, is designed to strengthen relations between the two regions by working together to create […]
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The indigenous peoples who have lived in what is now called “Maine” for over 10,000 years, are under attack by the State of Maine. The fishing rights of the Passamaquoddy and the Penobscots, and agreements recognizing the tribes as sovereign nations, are being attacked or denied by lawmakers in the Maine State Legislature, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho. This is what genocide looks like today.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the land […]
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