On March 16, 2023, a joint session of the Maine Legislature convened for a historic State of the Tribes Address. On the same day, nearly 200 Mainers came to the State House for the Wabanaki Alliance Lobby Day. The media gallery below chronicles the State of the Tribes address, Wabanaki Alliance Lobby Day and some of the many legislators who #StandWithWabanaki.
The State of the Tribes Address
March 16, 2023 was a historic day at the Maine Legislature, with all five Wabanaki Chiefs delivering individual speeches to a joint session of the Maine Legislature. It was only the second State of the Tribes address in the state’s history and the first to include all five Chiefs. You can read more details in our press release and view photos and a video of the address below. Click on the first image to open a larger gallery.
Wabanaki Nations’ State of the Tribes Address on Maine Public.
Wabanaki Alliance Lobby Day
A broad coalition of advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, businesses and others support Wabanaki sovereignty, many of whom took part in the 2023 Wabanaki Alliance Lobby Day on March 16. More than 200 people from all 16 Maine counties came to the State House that day and took part in trainings, talked with their legislators and witnessed the historic State of the Tribes address. Some photos from the day are below. Click on the first image to open a larger gallery.
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Legislators who #StandWithWabanaki
The Wabanaki Nations are the only federally recognized tribes in the entire United States that are denied their inherent sovereignty. Efforts to change that by restoring Wabanaki sovereignty have broad support from legislators from across the state. The right to self-governance isn’t a partisan issue. When the Wabanaki thrive, all of Maine thrives. That is why these and many other legislators #StandWithWabanaki. Click on the first image to open a larger gallery.