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Record Turnout in Support of Tribal Sovereignty Bill that Would Make Changes to the Settlement Act

For more than eight hours on February 15th, the Maine Legislature’s Judiciary Committee heard a record-breaking number of testimonies, including from Wabanaki Tribal leaders and community members, and an expansive number of organizations, in support of the long-awaited LD 1626 An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the… Read More »Record Turnout in Support of Tribal Sovereignty Bill that Would Make Changes to the Settlement Act

Work Sessions and Vote for Bills Addressing Wabanaki Sovereignty, Changes to the Settlement Act and Safe Drinking Water Scheduled in March

Work Sessions and Vote for Bills Addressing Wabanaki Sovereignty, Changes to the Settlement Act and Safe Drinking Water Scheduled March 3rd and 8th The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold Work Sessions on three bills addressing Wabanaki Sovereignty on Thursday, March 3rd and Tuesday, March… Read More »Work Sessions and Vote for Bills Addressing Wabanaki Sovereignty, Changes to the Settlement Act and Safe Drinking Water Scheduled in March

Third Meeting Looking at Environmental Justice Recommendations
for State Policy Slated for
Tomorrow, February 22nd

By Luke Sekera for Sunlight Media CollectiveFebruary, 2022 On Thursday, January 20th, the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future (GOPIF) hosted its second “Conversation on Environmental Justice and Climate Justice in Maine.” Through these virtual conversations, GOPIF is seeking input from activists, scientists,… Read More »Third Meeting Looking at Environmental Justice Recommendations
for State Policy Slated for
Tomorrow, February 22nd

Decades Long Drinking Water Crisis for the Passamaquoddy Tribe
Could be Addressed by Proposed Legislation and Changes to
the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act

WATCH: This new video by Sunlight Media Collective highlights the perspectives of Passamaquoddy Tribal members and outlines efforts to finally resolve this drinking water crisis.       For decades, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik has been living with a drinking water crisis. High sediment… Read More »Decades Long Drinking Water Crisis for the Passamaquoddy Tribe
Could be Addressed by Proposed Legislation and Changes to
the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act

“Forever Chemical” PFAS Found in Landfill Leachate Dumped in Penobscot River

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large class of man-made toxic chemicals that are present in a wide variety of common materials, from fast-food wrappers to nonstick pans. These substances are often collectively referred to as “forever” chemicals because they take very long periods… Read More »“Forever Chemical” PFAS Found in Landfill Leachate Dumped in Penobscot River

State Seeks Input on what “environmental justice” means for traditional Wabanaki Territory
Written by Nickie Sekera and Mali Obomsawin

On December 7, the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation, and the Future hosted an online “Conversation on Environmental Justice and Climate Justice in Maine.” The discussion—a result of a recent law introduced by Rep. Doudera that requires consideration of climate impacts by the Maine Public… Read More »State Seeks Input on what “environmental justice” means for traditional Wabanaki Territory
Written by Nickie Sekera and Mali Obomsawin

Sunlight Media Collective’s founding documentary The Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory (2015) updated:

A new 7-minute update has been created and added to the original documentary video. The updated segment is titled “The Saga Continues” and briefs viewers on what has come to pass since the river case began in earnest back in 2012, and since the original… Read More »Sunlight Media Collective’s founding documentary The Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory (2015) updated: