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Tribal News

T6R8 Boy Scout Road Work

PIN DNR will be doing road and stream crossing improvements to the Boy Scout Road.  We will need to close the road for approximately 3 to 3 ½ days for each of the 2 bridges to be installed.  Signs will be posted at the end of the Boy Scout Road as well as at the intersection of the Soper Brook Rd and Boy Scout road during closures.  Camp owners will need to detour through the Huber road onto the Soper Brook Road to access camps.  Closures are expected to happen the weeks of July 29 – August 2, and August 5 – August 9th.  In addition to the bridges we will be replacing  12 cross draining culverts.  The culvert work will be starting the week of July 22nd.  Signs will be posted in the same locations as the bridge signs recommending people use the detour through the Huber/ Soper Brook Rd. to access camps. 

If you have any questions please contact Jason Mitchell at 207-356-5026.  Thank You.

JUNE 25, 2019
6:00 PM

Chief Francis opened the Caucus meeting at 6:00 pm, with a moment of silence for deceased members and our ancestors.


Chief Francis read the caucus rules and also the new addition to the Election Law, Drug Testing, Section 2.6.

Motion #1 Motion made by Steven Paul, seconded by Carole Binette to approve the Caucus Rules as read by Chief Francis. Vote: Unanimous Motion Carries


1. Edwina Mitchell, nominated Carole Binette, seconded by Steven Paul
2. Steven Paul nominated David Sapiel, Sr., seconded by Carole Binette
3. Steven Paul nominated Naomi Neptune, seconded by Carole Binette

Motion #2 Motion made by Steven Paul, seconded by Carole Binette to cease nominations for School Board. Vote: Unanimous Motion Carries


Motion #3 Motion made by Carole Binette, seconded by Jan Paul to adjourn at 6:05 PM. Vote: Unanimous Motion Carries


Absentee Request for the School Board Election


Permits are issued by the Penobscot Nation Department of Public Safety for all Trust Territories. Permits must be issued in accordance with all applicable fire regulations. A permit may be revoked: A-during a period of high forest fire danger. B- Where a nuisance condition is created. C- When permit conditions are not followed. Open Burning Permit Terms 1- Burning must proceed with all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of fire and must not create any nuisance* conditions. 2-Burning must follow all criteria listed on the permit. Public Safety Personnel are legally responsible to ensure all safety criteria are followed. Permits are for recreational fire pits and are not intended for the burning of construction materials. Permittees are responsible to check the fire danger level for day and the area they will be burning and proceed accordingly. Any person who engages in outdoor burning that is prohibited by statute or who fails to comply with the conditions of the permit shall have their permit revoked and could be subject to a criminal offense.


July 8th 9th 8 AM – 5 PM
July 10th 11th 8 AM – 2 PM
July 18th 2 PM – 6 PM
July 24th 2 PM – 6 PM
July 26th 8 AM – 5 PM
July 27th 28th 8 AM – 5 PM
August 5th 6th 8 AM – 5 PM
August 7th 8th 8 AM – 2 PM
August 15th 8 AM – 2 PM
August 23rd 6 AM – 2 PM
August 24th 25th 8 AM – 5 PM

Public Notice

Cabbage Island

Penobscot Senior Club's Cabbage Island trip is Aug 5. If any one would like to join us the cost is $25 for participating club members, $50 for non-participating Penobscot seniors, and $75 for anyone else who would like to join us. Included is bus transportation to and from Boothbay, the boat ride to and from Cabbage Island and a double lobster/ steamed clam dinner. If interested contact Eileen 817-0187 or Caron Shay asap.

Received a Bill from Affiliated Labs? Please contact the Health Department!

The Penobscot Nation Health Department is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the system that communicates between our facility and the off-site laboratory.

This malfunction may result in patients receiving bills from Affiliated Laboratory for their lab services.

If you receive a bill for your services, please contact the Health Department at (207) 817-7400 to let us know. We can resolve the bill with Affiliated Laboratory for you.

Penobscot Nation Health Department Is Now Offering Addiction Aftercare Transportation

Addiction treatment can often require aftercare support for continued recovery. In order to help community members in recovery access these vital services, the Health Department will now be provide aftercare transportation for anyone eligible for Indian Health Services. Transportation services will be available 12:30-9:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday in the Greater Bangor Area. A calendar of local aftercare events will be posted on the Health Department website monthly.


Contact the Health Department (207) 817-7400 or to schedule services please call : (207) 631-0524 

July 2019
After Care Area Supports

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.