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Penobscot Nation

Information and Resources for The Oldest Government in the Western Hemisphere

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Message from the Chief

Dear Tribal Citizens, I hope this letter finds you and your families in good health and that you are having a great new year so far.  I am writing to bring to your attention the extreme weather forecasted for this upcoming weekend.  According to reports, this Friday and Saturday the temperatures will be in the range of minus thirty to forty degrees below zero with wind chill which can be quite dangerous. We are asking everyone to please prepare now by stocking up on any supplies that you may need and making sure your heating sources are working properly.  The . . .

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Our Mission is to work in unison with the Tribal Council and our Administration to protect Penobscot People, culture and our territory by the wise exercise of our Sovereign Powers; to promote prosperity and success for all of our people through the creation of economic and cultural opportunities while always maintaining the highest level of integrity; and to preserve our cultural values entrusted to us by our ancestors in order to pass them along to our children.

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The Penobscot Nation includes 17 departments and many sub programs within those individual departments. Please click on the links below to explore what the Penobscot Nation provides for services for our citizenry.