July 2021

Penobscot Nation and Other Affected Communities Speak Out at Public Hearing on Solid Waste Reform Bill

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the Maine Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources heard public testimony on three bills including LD 401, “An Act to Preserve State Landfill Capacity and Promote Recycling”, written in collaboration with members of affected communities and sponsored by Rep.… Read More »Penobscot Nation and Other Affected Communities Speak Out at Public Hearing on Solid Waste Reform Bill

Judiciary Committee’s public hearing for LD 2094: An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act”.

February 14, 2020. Video Excerpts: February 19, 2020. Video Excerpts: February 14, 2020. Transcripts: House Speaker Sara Gideon, Senate President Troy Jackson, Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis, Former Penobscot Chief and Elder Barry Dana speak at the legislative Judiciary Committee’s public hearing for LD 2094:… Read More »Judiciary Committee’s public hearing for LD 2094: An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act”.

Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act Presentation 1-14-2020

Maine legislation passed on June 10, 2019, creating the Task Force, states a commitment to recognize, “that the Maine Tribes should enjoy the same rights, privileges, powers and immunities as other Federally recognized Indian Tribes within the United States”. Since the passage of the Settlement… Read More »Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act Presentation 1-14-2020

Mini-Lectures on How Disparate State Policies Invite Out of State Waste into Maine and How Landfill Leachate Threatens Health and Environment on the Penobscot River

Hillary Lister, longtime activist on waste impacts in Maine, founder and organizer with Don’t Waste ME, speaks prior to the Maine Board of Environmental Protection’s consideration of rule changes that seeks to provide protections for communities directly impacted by landfills and waste facilities and to… Read More »Mini-Lectures on How Disparate State Policies Invite Out of State Waste into Maine and How Landfill Leachate Threatens Health and Environment on the Penobscot River

Interview with Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation with Sunlight Media Collective Meredith DeFrancesco & Dawn Neptune Adams July, 2020

Sunlight Media Collective spoke with Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis about the historic judicial review of the Penobscot River Case now underway. This En Banc Review will assess whether the courts adequately applied Federal Indian Law when siding with the State of Maine‚Äôs 2012 opinion… Read More »Interview with Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation with Sunlight Media Collective Meredith DeFrancesco & Dawn Neptune Adams July, 2020