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Controversy and Jurisdictional Disputes Regarding Elvers

The controversy over regulating the Passamaquoddy fisheries is part of a larger problem that arises under the Maine Implementation Act. The question is whether the state of Maine has jurisdiction to limit subsistence practices in open waters.

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Native American Unit Brings Racial Discrimination Case Against DHHS

Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2010
by: WLN Staff

Maine Human Rights Commission Agrees That Case Worker Discriminated

We are representing a Penobscot woman who had a problem with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Our client reported that a couple of years ago, a case worker from DHHS visited our client's home. While there, the case worker made several racist remarks. Our client told us that the case worker said that Native people are dishonest.

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Update: Penobscot Nation v. Mills

Update: Penobscot Nation v. Mills

Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016

By Ethan Plaut, Esq.

Since our last issue, there has been a major development in the case known as Penobscot Nation v. Mills, or the “Penobscot River Case.”  This is a case about what sovereign rights the Penobscot Nation has in the Penobscot River. 

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New Rules Allow Tribal Members to Gather Plants on National Park Land

New Rules Allow Tribal Members to Gather Plants on National Park Land

Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016

By James Mitchell, Esq.

 

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A Criminal History Can Keep You from Crossing the Border

A Criminal History Can Keep You from Crossing the Border

But it May Be Possible to Enter Canada if you Apply for “Rehabilitation”

Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016

By James Mitchell, Esq.

 

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