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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.

Wabanaki Legal News

The Wabanaki Legal News is published by Pine Tree Legal Assistance - focusing on news of special interest to Native Americans in Maine. 

What to Do if You are Denied Entry to Canada Because of a Past Criminal Conviction

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.  
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Border Crossing Rights Under the Jay Treaty

Border crossing rights between the United States and Canada for Aboriginal People

Pine Tree Native American Unit

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) once a year.

Legal Help: Outreach Schedule

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

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

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

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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