BOOTHBAY (WGME) — During a virtual news conference Wednesday, four Native American tribes in Maine announced the formation of the Wabanaki Alliance.
The alliance was formed to educate the people of Maine about the need to secure sovereignty for the tribes of Maine.
The group will work with supportive organizations and people across the state to further sovereignty policies on the federal, state and local levels.
“Over the past couple of years, we have had a lot more engagement from the state of Maine,” Penobscot Nation Ambassador and Wabanaki Alliance President Maulian Dana said. “I know in a lot of public ways that we all have seen different ideas taking shape, and kind of, we’ve seized this moment that we might be able to make some real strides together.”
In the coming weeks, the Wabanaki Alliance will announce its legislative scorecard.
This will provide scores for each Maine lawmaker on how he or she voted on important tribal issues.