Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act

The first meeting of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act was held July 22, 2019, at the Augusta State House. The charge of the task force is to review the 1980 Act to Implement the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act and the 1989 Micmac Settlement Act, and to make recommendations for changes through legislation.
The task force is comprised of the Chiefs of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet Tribes, two Maine Senators, three Maine Representatives and ex offico representation from the Governor’s Office, Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission.

To offer insight and answer questions on the application of federal Indian law, the Task Force heard from Matthew Fletcher, Esq, of Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa Indians and founder of Indigenous Law Clinic at Michigan State University.

2019-08-05 Revisions to Maine Implementing Act (Cover Letter)

Proposed Revisions Maine Implementing Act 8-5-19

The Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Implementing Act held it’s second meeting on August 9th, 2019, at the Augusta State House.

TRANSCRIPTS Part 1

TRANSCRIPTS Part 2

The Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Implementing Act held it’s third meeting on September 13th, 2019, at the Augusta State House.

TRANSCRIPTS

3rd Task Force Meeting Part 1

Paul Thibeault, Maine Indian Tribal State Commission (MITSC)

Task Force Kaighn Smith, Civil Jurisdiction

Corey Hinton, Esq, Gaming

Allison Binney, Criminal Jurisdiction

Natural Resources

The Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Implementing Act held it’s fourth meeting on October 21st, 2019, at the Augusta State House.

10-21-19 morning session

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Taskforce 10-21-19 afternoon

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The Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Implementing Act held it’s fifth meeting on December 5th, 2019, at the Augusta State House.

The Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Implementing Act held it’s last meeting on December 18th, 2019, at the Augusta State House.