May 20, 2024

A significant return of land stewardship to the Penobscot Nation celebrates their history and cultural resilience and serves to inspire similar land stewardship returns during and beyond this important moment of historical reckoning. On October 30th, 2020, in the Ancestral territory of the Penobscot Nation, Chief Kirk Francis and the Penobscot people received 735 acres of #LandBack in what is currently known as Williamsburg Township. The land is located between two parcels of land already in Penobscot stewardship, to the West of the Pleasant River and the town of Brownsville. This is a broad landscape of River ecosystem and critical Atlantic Salmon habitat that connects the Penobscot River to Katahdin.