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A General Description of the Divorce Process

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2012 The Parties to the Divorce The wife and husband are called "the parties to the divorce." How the Process is Started The party who first asks the court for a divorce is called the Plaintiff.  The other party is the Defendant.  

Truth and Reconciliation

Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2012 What is a Truth and Reconciliation Commission? A TRC is a group of people chosen to investigate a problem and make suggestions about how to make the problem better.  This TRC is focusing on what happened to Wabanaki people involved with the Maine child welfare system.

Indian Child Welfare Act

Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2011 What is the Indian Child Welfare Act?

Tribal Appeallate Court Victory

Wabanaki Legal News, 2007 edition On February 19, 2007 the Passamaquoddy Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of an eviction action filed by the Housing Authority at Indian Township. The tenant was represented by the Native American Unit.

Indian Child Welfare Act Update

Wabanaki Legal News Fall 1996 (updated January 2002)  

A Self-Help Guide To The Tribal Court System

Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 1996