Penobscot Nation

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Tribal News


On January 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm, the Public is invited to provide input into the priority selection of eligible activities for the Community Development Block Grants for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG). The public input session will be held at the Nicholas Sapiel Building Council Chambers, 27 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island.

ICDBG funds may be used for the following activities:

• Public facilities and Improvements
• Clearance activities
• Acquisition
• Disposition
• Public services
• Interim assistance
• Homeownership assistance & Housing services
• Economic

Development (ICDBG regulation of 24 CFR 1003)

Community Development Block Grant for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages FR-6200-N-23

Penobscot Indian Nation
Fee lands for Sale

*Hampden: A 27-acre parcel zoned Residential B located on Mayo Road, Hampden, Maine. It has road frontage in 2 locations on Mayo Road, the northerly frontage is approximately 30 feet and the southerly frontage is approximately 130 feet. Conforming residential lots must have at least 200 feet along a public road, so to develop the lot will require a variance from the Town.

*Lakeville: This is comprised of 4 separate lots.

  1. The largest lot is 13.4 acres located on Bottle Lake and is enrolled in the Maine Tree Growth Tax program. About half of the lots consists of non-forested wetlands.
  2. 8.1-acre lot along Horseshoe Stream that runs between Junior Lake and Horseshoe Lake.
  3. Blueberry Island is 1.11 acres and located within Sysladobsis Lake and contains an old building. Inquiry should be made with the Town to see if the existing building has grandfathered status for building a new camp because it does not otherwise meet set back requirements for a building permit.
  4.  A 3.22-acre lot near Bottle Lake East Shore but does not have lake frontage.

*Steuben: This property consists of a 13 lot subdivision that totals approximately 36 acres and a 42.6-acre back lot; all located on Quiet Shores Drive, Steuben, Washington County, Maine. All the lots have shore frontage on Dyer Harbor. The property is zoned residential and unimproved. Power and telephone are available at the road but there is no public sewer or water. Lot 2 sold in 2005 for $180,000. Most of the 42.6 acre back lot is classified as wetlands by the National Wetlands Inventory.

Tribal Closing Notification

We will make a decision on any closure by 6:30 am and have it posted on our website and Tribal Administration Facebook page Facebook Link. We also notify channels 2,5 and 7. The police department should only receive calls if you cannot access any of these outlets.

Thanks everyone

Public Notice


The Penobscot Nation is accepting bids for the following vehicles:

Two 1993 Polaris Lite/GT Snowmobiles Sold together as a package Minimum Bid: $300.00
Contact Russ at 817-7339 for more info)

Sealed bids can be submitted to: Grants & Contracts Office Indian Island, Maine 04468


Public Comment for Housing Annual Progress Report

The Annual Progress Report (APR) for the FY19 Indian Housing BlockThe Annual Progress Report (APR) for the FY19 Indian Housing BlockGrant is available for review. The APR reports expenditures, outputs,and outcomes for the housing activities undertaken by the Tribe tosupport the low income households served by the Tribe. Anyonewishing to review this report may do so at the Housing Departmentoffice at 1 Nohkomess between the hours of 8 and 4:30 Monday toFriday. Comments received prior to January 17, 2019 will be providedto the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of theAPR report. For any questions please contact the Housing Departmentat 817-7370.

Penobscot Nation Youth Program

The Penobscot Nation Youth Program is looking for donations to help increase and enhance activities and programs for the youth. The youth are the foundation of our future and needs our help and support to create positive opportunities that will only strengthen our community. There are many ways to help: monetary donations, donations of supplies, and a donation of time with the youth.  You can invest in many things in life and you may win some and lose some, but when you invest in the youth you win every time. The youth needs your help more than ever and every little bit helps.

Please contact John Neptune at 207-659-3490 or Brittney Fields at 207-217-1906 to let us know how you would like to help.  A payroll deduction form has been attached, if that is a way you would like to support the youth of this community.