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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.
The Wabanaki Legal News is published by Pine Tree Legal Assistance - focusing on news of special interest to Native Americans in Maine. 
This document is for U.S. citizens only. It is not meant to be legal advice. For more help with this issue, tribal members may call PTLA Native American Unit at: 1-877-213-5630.  
We provide legal services to members of the Micmac, Maliseet, Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Tribes and to other Indians residing in Maine.  We publish the Wabanaki Legal News and the Quinnehtukqut Legal News (for tribes in Connecticut) two times per year.
Find out when and where you can access the walk-in legal services provided by PTLA's Native American Unit.
Update: Penobscot Nation v. Mills Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016 By Ethan Plaut, Esq.
New Rules Allow Tribal Members to Gather Plants on National Park Land Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016 By James Mitchell, Esq.  
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.  
Native spiritual gatherings in prison are essential to the survival of tribal communities. Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2009 editionby Paul Thibeault (opinion)

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