Widespread Media Coverage of Alliance Statement on Fate of Federal Legislation
State and national news media published numerous stories about a statement issued Dec. 20 by the Wabanaki Alliance on the fate of a measure that would have placed Wabanaki Nations in Maine on equal footing as all other federally recognized tribes with regard to future...
Speaker Talbot Ross Meets with Leaders of Wabanaki Nations
Maine Speaker of the House Rachel Talbot Ross met recently with Chiefs Rena Newell, William Nicholas, Edward Peter-Paul, Kirk Francis, and other members of leadership at tribal offices, part of her ongoing legislative work to improve Maine’s relationship with its Tribal neighbors.
Sen. Angus King Blocks Beneficial Law for Maine
The Wabanaki Alliance released a statement in response to Sen. Angus King’s decision to block a bill that would have boosted economic development for rural Maine and Wabanaki Nations.
Harvard Report: MICSA Severely Restricts Wabanaki Nations’ Economic Growth
A new report from the Harvard Kennedy School found that the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act has seriously limited the economic growth potential of the Wabanaki Nations, putting them well below the average for all other federally recognized tribes.
Support Measure to Extend Future Federal Indian Laws to Wabanaki Nations
HR 6707 would amend the 1980 Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act so that the Wabanaki tribes can benefit from future federal laws that apply to other federally recognized tribes. Learn how you can help pass this bill!
Report Finds Issues with Wabanaki Studies Law Enforcement
A new study finds that despite a 21-year-old law requiring all Maine K-12 schools to teach students about the Wabanaki Tribes school districts across the state, school districts have failed to include Wabanaki Studies consistently and appropriately in their curriculum and that the law is not being meaningfully enforced.
Recent Tribal Elections and Appointments
The Passamaquoddy Tribes and Penobscot Nation have elected new leaders and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians has appointed the Tribe’s first Tribal Ambassador.
2022 Candidate Endorsements and Legislative Scorecard
The Wabanaki Alliance today announced their endorsements of candidates for the Maine Legislature and their legislative scorecard for the 130th Maine Legislature. They also announced their decision not to endorse a candidate for Governor of Maine.
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