Penobscot Nation

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Tribal News



 Updated 3/3/2021


A Special Election will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 for the one vacant Tribal Council seat. In-person, voting will take place at the Nicholas H. Sapiel Building.

• Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• PPE will be worn by every election worker
• Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies are available and will be utilized
• Voters will take the pen used while voting
• Social distancing will be monitored with only 2 voters allowed in the polling place at one time
• Voters are required to wear face masks, they will be made available for anyone who does not have one
• Gloves will be made available for voters if they wish to use them


Penobscot Nation Department of Education & Career Services

Virtual College Fair with Husson University 

Husson University cordially invites you to Husson's College of Science and Humanities and Health and Pharmacy Showcase night on Tuesday, March 16th at 6 pm.  We will discuss how Husson can help you achieve your career goals in the following fields: Scientific Research, Health Sciences (includes pre-med, pre-vet, and pre-dentistry), Psychology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and Occupational Therapy.  You'll also learn about Husson's Early College Access Program (ECAP) for high school juniors and seniors, which includes tuition-free classes except for any related book costs.      

Candi Ewer, Director of Penobscot Nation’s Department of Education and Career Services, will also discuss funding options for private universities such as Husson, while Husson Admissions will provide an overview of merit-based scholarships for graduating high school seniors.  Plus, if you attend and would like to provide a mailing address in the link below (optional), we will mail you a Husson SWAG item!!!!  There will also be a surprise guest visit at the end for any little ones who might be joining us as well!  The registration link is below.

Husson University's College of Science and Humanities and Health and Pharmacy Showcase Registration Link: 

Once you register, you will receive an email with the link to attend the event on

Tuesday, March 16th at 6 pm .

If you have any questions, please reach out to Candi Ewer at (207) 817-7348, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carlene Miller at (207) 817-7345, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




TRIBAL COURT; The Healing to Wellness Program needs a new logo design!

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Is taking bids on the following vehicles:

1999 Ford STD Pickup Truck, with toolbox on both side. Mileage - 47,269 As-is
2004 Chevy KlSOO 4WD Pickup Truck, with toolbox. Mileage - 164,756 As-is
2006 Chevy 3500 1 Ton Dump Truck/Plow 4WD, Boss straight blade. Mileage -98,849 As-is

All interested parties can call Public Works Director, David Pardilla at 207-817-7320 to get the paperwork to submit a bid for the vehicles mentioned above.
Bids will close on March 15, 2021.

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There is still time to register for the Virtual Homebuyer Education course this month! The course will be held from 5:30-8:30pm on March 29th, 30th, and 31st. The flyer is attached if you’d like to share in paper format, or the Facebook event can be found here.

Folks can register by emailing me, or giving me a call at 207-866-2019. Registration fee will be $30 per person or $50 per couple.

Please share with whomever may benefit from the course, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Sayre Savage


Four Directions Development Corporation

Financial Capabilities Program Manager




Vaccine Sub-Priority Levels

Penobscot Vaccine Distribution Plan

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.


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:



Emergency Economic Support Payments


Applications and Guidelines for for Penobscot Citizens affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic will be mailed to all Penobscot Citizens on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Copies will also be available at Penobscot Nation Public Safety.


Applications can be submitted by:

Penobscot Nation
Department of Finance
12 Wabanaki Way
Indian Island, ME  04468

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Please submit applications as a PDF or Word document.
Picture files (.jpg, .png files etc.) will NOT be accepted.

Dept. of Finance Fax
(207) 817-7309

A brown drop box located at the entrance to the Finance Office At the Sockalexis Arena


Full details on the application process are included on the application itself; each Tribal Citizen will receive an application with instructions in the postal mail as well.

All applications need to be received by the Finance Department no later than January 15th, 2021 and will cover the time period of October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. All applications will be processed and paid in February 2021.




Health and Safety Checkpoint Protocol

Document Link


Penobscot Nation Penobscot Nation COVID 19 

Reopening Plan Tribal Council 


Document Link


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: