Penobscot Nation

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Tribal News


 Updated 09/23/2020

 Below please find the results of the General Election held September 12, 2020.

Election Results



The Penobscot Nation Health Dept. will be holding drive thru flu shot clinics several times each week until the end of October.

As a reminder, ALL Penobscot Nation employees and ALL members of native households are currently eligible for flu shots, regardless of tribal status.

Tribal employees and Community Members receiving flu shots will be entered into 2 raffles:

For Employees: Win a $50 VISA gift card (10 Total)

For Community Members: Win a $500 Hannaford gift card

Raffle drawing will be held Friday, 11/2020

Please reach out to the Health Department with any questions: (207) 817-7400

September Schedule

October Schedule



Application Download



Please join the Health Department on Saturday, October 10th from 10 am – 1 pm for a drive-thru Community Health Fair. We look forward to seeing you all there!


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Applications for Emergency Economic Support Payments and Business Interruption Grants for Penobscot Citizens affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic are now available. 

To submit an application electronically or to submit questions about these applications, please email the Nation’s Finance department at the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Full details on the submission process will be announced within the next few days, including a number you can call for questions and how to submit an application physically. We will be starting review of all submitted applications on Friday, August 21st.

Cover Letter

PN COVID 19 Guidelines

Penobscot Nation COVID-19 Emergency Application

Dependant Citizen Form

PN Business Guidlines

Business Application


Health and Safety Checkpoint Protocol

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Four Directions is excited to announce that we will be hosting another virtual Homebuyer Education class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 28th, 29th, and 30th from 5:30-8:30pm via Zoom! This class will provide generalized information to help participants to make better informed decisions throughout the home buying process.

In order to receive a certificate, participants will be required to attend all three classes for the total class time. This certificate will be valid for 2 years after completion and will satisfy the homebuyer education requirement for both the MaineHousing Advantage and Four Direction’s Down-Payment Assistance programs.

Registration for this class is required. You can register by emailing Sayre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or giving Sayre a call at 207-866-2019. The cost of registration will be $30 per person, or $50 per couple which can be paid via PayPal.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions!


Learn Steps to Start or Grow Your Small Business 

The SBA Office of Native American Affairs’ (ONAA) technical assistance provider, Sister Sky Inc. (SSI), will begin hosting their Summer and Fall Empowerment Workshops starting at the end of August through December 2020. The Empowerment Workshops are a business training program about entrepreneurship and small business management for Native entrepreneurs and business owners. Participants can choose which class option best fits their schedule, either a full two-day workshop or shorter class days spread out over four weeks. Both options are offered free of charge, in a virtual webinar format, and participants are eligible to earn continuing education credits through Salish Kootenai College. Anyone interested in attending these valuable Empowerment Workshops is encouraged to learn more and register at:

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Penobscot Nation Penobscot Nation COVID 19
Reopening Plan Tribal Council 


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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: