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Governor Mills Vetoes Tribal Gaming Bill, Accentuating Inequality Between Wabanaki and Other Federally Recognized Tribes. Rena Newell Speech

In mid-June, the Maine State legislature passed LD 554, “An Act To Create Gaming Equity and Fairness for the Native American Tribes in Maine”, in a 97-40 vote. The Senate passed the bill 22-13. On June 30th, however, Governor Janet Mills vetoed the bill, and… Read More »Governor Mills Vetoes Tribal Gaming Bill, Accentuating Inequality Between Wabanaki and Other Federally Recognized Tribes. Rena Newell Speech

Yo-Yo Ma Joins Wabanaki Musicians at Sunrise to Perform a Concert For Healing: Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty at the Forefront of Morning’s Reflections

Hours before sunrise last Friday, an unlikely group gathered at the eastern edge of Ckuwaponakiyik, Schoodic Point. Wabanaki community members and the National Park Service welcomed world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, and a handful of Maine’s Tribal and State… Read More »Yo-Yo Ma Joins Wabanaki Musicians at Sunrise to Perform a Concert For Healing: Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty at the Forefront of Morning’s Reflections

Wabanaki

Surprise!! The Wabanaki community welcomed three very special guests into our homeland this morning… Yo-Yo Ma, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, and as always, kisos (☀️)! These wonderful musicians gathered and sang the day into being. This morning’s gathering was the first of Yo-Yo… Read More »Wabanaki

Kihtahkomikumon

Kihtahkomikumon (Our Land) – #IsLandBack in Passamaquoddy Territory a Documentary Short Film by Sunlight Media Collective Originally known as Kuwesuwi Monihq (Pine Island), and renamed “White’s Island” by settlers, this place has deep historical and cultural significance to the Passamaquoddy community. In 2021, by an… Read More »Kihtahkomikumon