Take Action to Stand With Wabanaki
The Wabanaki Alliance advocates for federal and state legislation and policies that improve the lives of tribal citizens and our neighbors around the state, protect and preserve our environment, and honor Tribal history and culture. We partner with a broad coalition of racial and social justice groups, faith-based organizations, and businesses on actions and events, some of which you can find below. Read on to learn more about how you can Stand With Wabanaki.
An online panel discussion set for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10, will explore the implementation of the 2001 Wabanaki Studies Law and include discussion of a new report examining the law’s effectiveness. The event is hosted by the Abbe Museum, ACLU of Maine, Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and Wabanaki Alliance.
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!
LD 1626 would restore tribal self-governance to the Wabanaki tribes in Maine. Learn more about the bill and find out how you can support it!
UPDATED 4/21: LD 906 has been signed into law! The legislation that will finally bring clean drinking water to the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik after a 40-year struggle to address contamination in the water supply from the Passamaquoddy Water District.
Hundreds of Sipayik citizens and allies rallied at the Maine State House in support of LD 906 and clean drinking water and called on Gov. Mills to drop her opposition to the bill.
Maine legislators are considering a bill to restore tribal self-government to tribes in Maine. Learn more about the legislation and how to support it in our new toolkit.
Legislators will hold a public hearing at 9 am Tuesday, Feb. 15 on LD 1626, and they need to hear from you! Read more to learn how to submit testimony and testify at the hearing.
Tribal and legislative leaders held a press conference at the State House for the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Virtual Rally for Wabanaki rights.
Join the Wabanaki Alliance and partners for the Rally for Wabanaki Rights: A Virtual Rally for Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 11! more>>
What is LD 1626? Why do tribes in Maine support it? Why should I ask my legislators to pass it? We answer these and other questions in our LD 1626 FAQ.