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Flotilla on Penobscot River to Support Tribal Territory and Rights

On May 23, 2015, people converged on the Penobscot River in Bangor to show their support of the Penobscot Nation’s rights over its ancestral territory- the waters of the Penobscot River. The State of Maine issued a letter to the tribe in 2012, redefining the Penobscot’s territory to NOT include the River itself, a direct departure from historical treaties and previous interpretation of treaties and the Land Claims Settlement Act of 1980 by the State of Maine.

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Congress Members Support Penobscot v. Maine in Unprecedented Court Filing

Link to Original Article Rep. Tom Cole: “Some people act as though a treaty signed a hundred or so years ago doesn’t exist – yes, it does as long as the […]

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Will legislators take mining ‘jobs’ bait this time around?

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Op-Ed in the BDN by Dennis Chinoy | May 6, 2015

Contributed photo A screenshot from the website of Aroostook Resources, a firm that formed to mine in Aroostook County.

In December 2012, three lawyers from the legal firm Pierce Atwood published a somewhat self-congratulatory article in a mining journal. “About Face: How a mine moved toward operating in Maine” described how the authors helped craft a bill mandating relaxed mining regulations on […]

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Op-Ed about EWC and TPP

Fisherman’s Voice Op-Ed May 2015, author unknown

 

Tribal Member Speaks in Bucksport

Article by Charles Eichacker | Ellsworth American | April 30, 2015

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LePage action abrupt, hurtful to tribes

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The governor’s recission of the 2011 executive order that had put the state and Maine’s tribes on equal footing is disturbing. BY CARTER E. CATES | SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM

INDIAN ISLAND — I am a Native person. I was born into the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe, and take an affirmed pride in my culture and my people.

I have lived in Maine for 29 years and eternally love this state. Until […]

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Penobscot Chief Francis responds to Governor LePage’s Reversal of Order Promoting Cooperation with Tribes

More corruption in economic development planning & spending

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Payday at the mill How sophisticated financiers used a Maine investment program they devised to wring millions of dollars in risk-free returns at taxpayer expense. BY WHIT RICHARDSON STAFF WRITER wrichardson@pressherald.com | @whit_richardson | 207-791-6463 | April 19, 2015 First of two parts: read part two here.

Sometime this year, the state of Maine will cut two checks worth a total of $2.8 million and mail them to out-of-state investors. […]

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Maine Voices: The real road to nowhere would be the east-west corridor

It’s time the state realizes this would be the surest path to environmental and economic degradation.

BY CHRIS BUCHANAN | SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD | April 2, 2015

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BELGRADE — The proposed east-west transportation, communications and utility corridor has raised important questions regarding the state’s transportation policy.

Two bills have been introduced by Maine legislators to ensure the proper role for the state in transportation planning, maintenance and development, without increasing regulations or […]

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Maine Woods Forever awards include young EWC filmmaker

March 19, 2015 | Morning Sentinel / Kennebec Journal

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Winthrop’s Mathias Deming, Katahdin Area Council Boys Scouts of America winners of first Teddy Roosevelt award

UNITY — Maine Woods Forever has announced the first-ever recipients of the Teddy Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award, a youth-oriented award created to recognize young people and youth groups whose efforts are in the spirit of Roosevelt’s conservation ethic and achievements. This award recognizes what Maine’s youth are doing to […]

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