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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

Update: Penobscot Nation v. Mills

Update: Penobscot Nation v. Mills Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016 By Ethan Plaut, 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.  

FRANCIS V: Maine Law Court Says Tribe Had Exclusive Jurisdiction

by Paul Thibeault, Esq. Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2009 edition

Border Crossing Update

Wabananki Legal News 2011 In June of 2009, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) was put into place. This law imposes stricter document requirements on Native Americans who cross the land borders between the United States and Canada.

US Acts on UN Rights of Indigenous Peoples Declaration

Wabanaki Legal News, Summer 2011 In September 2007 the United Nations passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It covers 46 issues important to Native people, including: Self-determination, or the right of a people to decide their political status and government Culture and language Education and health Housing, land,...

Tribal Sovereignty

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 1998   By Mark A. Chavaree, Esq.

Limited Results from Tribal-State Work Group

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2009 by Paul Thibeault

Micmacs Lose Critical Federal Case On Tribal Sovereignty

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2009 by Paul Thibeault

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