Letters to the editor can help persuade legislators to pass legislation or change policy. Our LTE Guide offers tips to get your started and a list of newspapers.
We tracked a number of priority bills on tribal issues during the first half of the 131st Maine Legislature. Check out our Bill Tracker to learn more about how these bills fared, see which legislation we’ll be tracking in the second half of the session and find out how you can take action to Stand with the Wabanaki!
More than 200 friends and supporters gathered July 13th for the Wabanaki Alliance’s inaugural fundraiser Nihkaniyane: Let’s Go Forward Together in Freeport to celebrate the great strides the Alliance has made while advocating for recognition of the inherent sovereignty of Wabanaki Nations.
Read about our successful Nihkaniyane: Let’s Go Forward Together event on July 13 in our In the News page.
On March 16, a joint session of the Maine Legislature convened for a State of the Tribes Address, only the second in the state’s history and the first to include all five Wabanaki chiefs. On the same day, nearly 200 Mainers came to the State House for the Wabanaki Alliance Lobby Day. Visit our media gallery for photos and videos from this historic day.
All five Wabanaki Nations Chiefs addressed a joint session of the Maine Legislature for a State of the Tribes address, only the second in the state’s history and the first in more than 20 years.
Wabanaki Nations Could Be ‘Economic Engines’ for Rural Maine, Harvard Report Co-Author Tells Legislature
A co-author of a Harvard report that found the Wabanaki Nations could become “economic engines” for rural Maine if the 1980 Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act is modernized offered a briefing on the report to the Maine Legislature on March 9.
An article in The Conversation, an independent news organization, highlights elements of a recent report from the Harvard Kennedy School that determined 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.
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