Penobscot Nation

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 COMMUNITY NOTICE 

ATTENTION:  ANY TRIBAL MEMBERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE FISH & GAME COMMITTEE CAN PICK UP AN APPLICATION FROM THE FRONT DESK AT THE NICHOLAS SAPIEL BUILDING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL FAYE LAWSON @ 817-7331.

 

For Election Results or Absentee Ballot view and download PDF

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Or Email Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forestry would like to notify any beaver trappers that there are two areas where nuisance beavers have been active in the Mattamiscontis area.  The season starts October 1, 2021.  One group of nuisance beaver is near the South Branch Lake outlet dam.  The other group is at the arch culvert over Johnny Ayers Stream on the Loop Road in Mattamiscontis. 

If anyone is interested in trapping these beavers please reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   See attached maps for locations.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose.

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If you received a Penobscot Nation Trust Fund Member Information Update & Direct Deposit form in the mail, the correct return address for the form is 12 Wabanaki Way, not 28 Wabanaki Way.  You only need to fill out this form if you would like to update your information on file.  We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions please call us at (207) 817-7311.

 

ATTENTION HUNTERS: As the hunting seasons begin, please remember to do your part in helping to prevent Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) coming to Maine.  Follow this link from Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to learn how you can help protect out deer and moose herds on Tribal Lands.  If you have any questions you can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 659-1267.

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Happy Hunting- Ben Simpson, Wildlife Biologist

 

With the migration to the new pharmacy systems, the Health Department is asking patients to show their insurance cards at their next visit/pickup, even if they've already provided copies this year. The cards must be scanned into the new systems for billing purposes. Please call the main line at (207) 817-7400 with any questions.

Thank you for your assistance during this transition!

Candy Henderly

 

Penobscot Nation Business Interruption Grant Program Open

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The first ever Native Amercian Secretary Deb Haaland (Department of Interior) speaks to Penobscot Citizens on the importance of Vaccinations in her visit to the Penobscot Nation

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The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and it may not be over for a while. There are three easy ways to help your community reach immunity.

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Myths about the COVID Vaccine

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New Timber Sale- Mattamiscontis Area

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Pediatric sports physical clinics are now open for August at the Penobscot Nation Health Department. Please call the main line @ (207) 817-7400 to book an appointment or ask questions.

 

PENOBSCOT NATION YOUTH PROGRAM OPENING INFORMATION

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Dear Community Members,

This Notice is to inform you there is currently a Program through Q Link. This Program can help you with getting a cell phone for free monthly or very low monthly rates, discounts on internet and a free tablet for $10.00 to pay for shipping.

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Spring is upon us and that means the ticks are out.  It’s looking like this season is going to be a bad tick year (conditions must be right for them).  I wanted to send out this pamphlet with some information on ticks and Lyme disease.  This info will help you protect yourself while you are spending time outside. 

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COVID-19 INFORMATION 

Emergency Rental Assistance (updated 9/23/2021)

The Penobscot Nation has received Emergency Rental Assistance funds from the Department of Treasury to operate a 12  month rental assistance program for eligible households impacted by Covid-19.

 Announcement UPDATED 5/5/21

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ERA Cover Letter updated 6/9/21

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ERA Program Eligibility Criteria

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ERA Income Guidelines

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ERA Regulation

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ERA Application

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TENANT ATTESTATION

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 To support transparency and informed decision-making regarding vaccination, the Penobscot Nation Health Dept. will be releasing information about the new COVID-19 vaccines as it is received. Please feel free to reach out to the Health Department at (207) 817-7400 with any questions or concerns about COVID-19 vaccination or the posted information.

CDC VSAFE APP MODERNA Cove Study Slides PFIZER Complete EUA

PFIZER Fact Sheet PFIZER Pharmacy Update PFIZER Safety Information

MODERNA EUA Administration MODERNA EUA Recipients MODERNA EUA Storage

We are also asking community members to complete the following survey regarding COVID-19 vaccination to help inform the process and estimate community needs:

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PENOBSCOT NATION

Health and Safety Checkpoint Protocol 

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Penobscot Nation Penobscot Nation COVID 19 

Reopening Plan Tribal Council 

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TRIBAL STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION

The Penobscot Tribal Administration has been made aware of several cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state of Maine.

At this time, we have determined that this outbreak presents a clear hazard to the health and well-being of our people.

We, the Penobscot Nation Chief and Tribal Council, the duly elected representatives of our sovereign nation, do hereby declare a Public Health Emergency in our community.

With this proclamation, we activate all previously established emergency management and infectious disease containment plans. All of the resources at our disposal will be made available to minimize the impact of this threat and to restore the operations of our government to normal function as quickly as possible.

We direct our employees, representatives, and volunteers to exercise the utmost diligence in execution of their duties. We call upon all Tribal Citizens to comply with any necessary emergency measures and to cooperate with Public Health Officials in order to safeguard the health of our people.

Our thoughts and well wishes are with all the sick and we hope for their quick recovery. During this difficult time, we must pull together and strive for the safety and well-being of all.

 

Kirk E. Francis, Chief (and on behalf of the Tribal Council)

Penobscot Indian Nation

            03.16.2020

NOTICE FROM USET Leadership:

In response to COVID-19, both USET and USET SPF are working diligently to do all we can in support of members, our org partners, and Indian country overall. Additionally, we are taking the necessary USET/USET SPF internal org specific steps and actions. As you have likely seen already, the majority of our information and communication is being centralized via this site:      

https://www.usetinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-Disease-LB.pdf

 

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