Penobscot Nation

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Tribal News


 Updated 06/01/2020

Tribal Caucus Meeting on June 30, 2020

The Penobscot Nation’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community.  Therefore, in order to reduce the chances of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 Tribal Caucus will not be conducted in person, but will be done remotely through a Zoom meeting.

The Tribal Caucus will take nominations for the following elected positions in this order:
• 6 Tribal Council Seats
• 3 Land Committee Seats
• 3 Census Committee Seats
• 2 School Committee Seats

If you are interested in being a candidate for any of these positions, you will need to do one of the following:
• Go the Penobscot Nation website ( and fill out the nomination form on the homepage; or
• E-mail the Tribal Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., include your full name, phone number, and indicate which elected position you want to run for; or
• Call the Tribal Clerk’s office at 817-7351 and leave a message, include your full name, phone number, and indicate which elected position you want to run for.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
June 20th  8 am til Noon 

Medical Supply Drive Thru

The Health Department will be hosting a medical supply drive thru:
Tuesday, June 2 thru Friday, June 5
10 am 2 pm

Parking Lot across from the Health Departmen t

Distribution will include surgical masks, hand sanitizer, and community care kits. For the safety of our staff, please do not exit your vehicle.

Important Information About Your Cloth Face Coverings

Penobscot Indian Nation
Senior·Housing Aplication
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Property



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Penobscot Nation Health Center

Tribal Clerks 

Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Education & Career Services Department

Housing Department

Social Services


Department of Trust Responsibilities


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



“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: