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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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New Legal Help for Passamaquoddy Juveniles and Young Adults

Pine Tree Legal's Native American Unit has received a federal grant to provide legal help to Indians under the age of 25. This work will cover criminal and delinquency cases in the Passamaquoddy Tribal Court at Indian Township and Pleasant Point. We can also help with other legal problems related to criminal charges. Examples could be:

  • Loss of housing
  • Loss of employment
  • Loss of education, and
  • Other problems caused by criminal convictions or court appearances
  • Race discrimination
  • Misconduct by police or jails
  • Problems in juvenile detention facilities
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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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Cuando usted se mude

Mudarse puede ser difícil y estresante.  Es fácil perder el rastro de todas las cosas que usted necesita hacer. Aquí hay un listado de tareas que debe realizar cuando se esté mudando a fin de asegurarse de que su depósito le sea devuelto:

Antes de mudarse

Para que le devuelvan el depósito usted deberá ser capaz de demostrar:

  1. Que usted pagó su depósito de alquiler, y
  2. Que no causó ningún daño al apartamento, casa o tráiler que alquiló, más allá del normal uso y desgaste.

Estos son los pasos que usted debe seguir para asegurarse de probar las anteriores condiciones:

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